Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

State

Speaker Ledbetter offers sympathy to tornado victims

Ledbetter will visit Autauga and Dallas counties Saturday to survey the damage.

Tornado damage near Lake Martin, Alabama. Sherry Reaves/Twitter

Newly selected speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, issued a statement Thursday on the storm damage caused by a long-track tornado that tore through the state.

“The weather system that swept across our state (Thursday) left behind unthinkable damage and loss of life,” Ledbetter said. “My deepest sympathies go out to those suffering in the wake of this storm. I’m continuing to reach out to our representatives in affected areas to make sure they’re safe and see where they need help. Days like today remind us how precious life is and how dangerous these storms can be.”

Ledbetter and his staff have been in contact with state and local officials on the extent of Thursday’s storm damage. Speaker Ledbetter will travel to Autauga and Dallas counties on Saturday to survey the extent of Thursday’s storm damage.

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

More from the Alabama Political Reporter

Legislature

Paschal said he believes his 21 years of Army service will bring a needed perspective to the committee.

State

Eligible SNAP recipients can request replacement benefits in their local DHR offices.

State

Grassroots organizers are working to help residents of Selma after an EF-2 tornado struck the city.

Legislature

The bill adds mandatory minimum sentences for people possessing amounts of fentanyl that signify an intent to distribute the deadly drug.

State

The tornado claimed six lives in Autauga County and caused massive devastation in Selma.

National

Congresswoman Terri Sewell announced Sunday that President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the state of Alabama.

Governor

Both Harrell and Sanders were runners up in the races for their respective positions in the 2022 election cycle.

Legislature

The committees are a crucial piece of the legislative process.