Volume 19 Number 11 - March 23, 2018 21st, 22nd, & 23rd legislative days Rural Broadband Bill Delivered to the Governor SB 149, which establishes the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, received final approval by the legislature this week and was delivered to the Governor for her signature. The House...

Volume 19 Number 10 - March 16, 2018 19th & 20th legislative days Rural Broadband Bill Clears House Committee On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means - Education Committee approved SB 149 by Sen. Clay Scofield (R - Guntersville), which aims to promote investment in broadband in rural...

Volume 19 Number 8 - March 2, 2018 15th & 16th legislative days Senate Approves Pay Increase for State Employees On Tuesday, the Senate voted 28 – 1 to approve a three percent pay raise for state employees. The last cost-of-living increase was approved in 2008. Senators also...

Volume 19 Number 7 - February 23, 2018 13th & 14th legislative days Bill to Ban Traffic Cameras Delayed Rep. Ken Johnson's (R - Moulton) bill to ban cities from using automated cameras to enforce traffic signals and speeding laws was delayed in the House Public Safety and...

Volume 19 Number 6 - February 16, 2018 11th & 12th legislative days General Fund Budget Approved by Committee The General Fund passed out of committee on Wednesday, sending forward a $2 billion budget that would be the largest in a decade. This year, growth in Internet sales...

Volume 19 Number 5 - February 9, 2018 9th & 10th legislative days Education Budget Approved in Committee On Wednesday, February 7, the House Ways and Means Education Committee approved a $6.63 billion education budget that provides pay raises for teachers and increased funding for pre-kindergarten and other...

Volume 19 Number 4 - February 2, 2018 7th & 8th legislative days Senate Passes Rural Broadband Bill On Thursday, the Senate approved SB 149 by Sen. Clay Scofield (R - Guntersville), which is intended to expand broadband into rural areas. The bill was approved by a vote...

Volume 19 Number 3 - January 26, 2018 5th & 6th legislative days House Democrats Announce Legislative Agenda On January 24, 2018 the Alabama House Democratic Caucus announced their legislative agenda for the 2018 session. In the announcement, Democrats listed their legislative interests and perceived needs for the...

Volume 19 Number 2 - January 19, 2018 3rd & 4th legislative days Winter Weather Derails Legislature Like most of the state, Montgomery was under a winter weather advisory and hard freeze warning starting Tuesday night. The weather made travel very difficult, so the legislature cancelled all activities...