The Alabama House Republican Caucus released its 2014 legislative agenda last month. They claim the package of bills will help businesses and the state’s economy. Several of the bills in the package, called the “Commonsense Conservative” agenda, according to the GOP leadership, are intended to streamline or reduce taxes. Summaries of the bills were released by the caucus at a news conference.
Republicans have controlled the Legislature since winning filibuster-proof majorities in 2010. Seven of the nine bills in the package are said to be new proposals. Those bills with each sponsor, and a brief explanation of the content, are set out below:
The Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights and the Healthcare Rights of Conscience Act are the only two of the nine bills that have been proposed before. It will be interesting to see how many of the bills pass both houses and are signed into law by Gov. Bentley.
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