Recent legislative accomplishments include:

 

  • Shepherding legislation to expand the Foley/Baldwin Beach Express to I-65.

 

  • Spearheading a bill to provide for economic development incentives for large tourism development projects. This incentive package was used in the development of OWA in Foley.

 

 

 

  • Developing and passing legislation to allow beer manufacturers to own a brewpub. This time-sensitive bill was required for the redevelopment of an industrial building in Birmingham to allow for Monday Night Brewing Company to move forward as the anchor tenet.

 

  • Leading the effort to overhaul the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act from a tax credit program to a competitive grant program.

 

  • Defeating passage of a bill to take away local authority to enact an occupational tax.

 

  • Inclusion of a new line item in both the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets to allow for an increase in rates for residential habilitation service providers.