The 2013 Legislative Session of the Alabama Legislature began on February 5th with a bang. From all accounts, this promises to be a busy and lively session. Hopefully, it will also be produc... Read more
Alfa political chief John Pudner fired a warning shot recently aimed directly at Republican state legislators. John said efforts to change insurance laws to make coastal coverage cheaper and... Read more
I was surprised to learn that Hank Sanders won’t seek reelection to the Alabama State Senate when his term ends next year. Hank has been an outstanding member of the Senate and will be most... Read more
Two of the special elections to fill seats in the Alabama Senate have now taken place. Marc Keahey – the Democrat – won in District 22 by a very large margin over a strong and well-financed... Read more
The Alabama Legislature will lose one of its truly outstanding members – Democrat Bobby Denton of Muscle Shoals, the state’s longest continually-serving state senator – at the end of his ter... Read more
There were two pieces of legislation that failed to pass during the session that warrant special mention: ALABAMA WON’T GET A NEW CONSTITUTION Alabama won’t be getting a new constitution and... Read more
Lots of folks are already evaluating the performance of the House and Senate in the recently-completed regular session of the Alabama Legislature. Interestingly, the session ended on a posit... Read more
Governor Bob Riley has signed a resolution honoring the state’s first black lawmakers. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery, says black Alabama residents played... Read more
While there is still time for passage, it doesn’t appear our state will be getting a new constitution in the immediate future. Unless things pick up very soon House Joint Resolution 91 and S... Read more
By the time this issue is received the Alabama Legislature will have less than ten legislative days left in the Regular Session. Obviously, there is a great deal of work to be done with a re... Read more
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