Speaker Hubbard cites voting statistics in Uniontown, AL as evidence needed of photo voter ID requirement

Speaker Hubbard cites voting statistics in Uniontown, AL as evidence needed of photo voter ID requirement

Montgomery – Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard on Thursday said a disturbing published report on voting trends, turnout and registration in rural Uniontown, Alabama offers clear evidence that Alabama’s recently passed photo Voter ID requirement should be approved by the U.S. Justice Department and put in practice for the 2014 statewide campaign cycle.

A story appearing in Thursday’s editions of the Tuscaloosa News said that voter rolls for the city of Uniontown, located in rural Perry County, reflect 130 percent of the town’s population and …

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Gov. Bentley Signs Bridges’ Bill Restrictin​g Funeral Disruption​s

Gov. Bentley Signs Bridges’ Bill Restrictin​g Funeral Disruption​s

MONTGOMERY – Armed with a new law restricting the protests of funerals of fallen soldiers and other victims, Alabama lawmakers and Governor Bentley today sent a strong message to any hate groups that would show such disrespect: stay out of Alabama.

Governor Bentley today held a ceremonial signing of  House Bill 238, sponsored by Rep. DuWayne Bridges (R-Valley), which sets a perimeter of 1000 feet, or two blocks, for any disruption of a funeral in Alabama. The bill passed by unanimous votes in both the House …

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Second Year of Republican Leadership Yields More Conservative Reforms

Second Year of Republican Leadership Yields More Conservative Reforms

Legislature delivers on bills to create jobs, advance education and improve government efficiency

MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s movement toward responsible, conservative government made major progress in the second year of Republican leadership in the Legislature, with several landmark reforms and job creation measures successfully passing in the 2012 Regular Session.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard and members of the House Republican leadership highlighted many of the legislative accomplishments Thursday at a State House news conference. From pension reform to repealing the legislative pay raise, and from rewriting the state’s …

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House Prepared to Pass Major Pension Reform Plan Tuesday

House Prepared to Pass Major Pension Reform Plan Tuesday

Several bills ready for final passage on House agenda

MONTGOMERY – A plan to stabilize the state’s pension fund and protect the retirement benefits of more than a hundred thousand public employees in Alabama could receive final passage in the Alabama Legislature today, as the House of Representatives takes up a proposed new law at the top of Tuesday’s agenda.

The plan, contained in Senate Bill 388 sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), Rep. Jamie Ison (R-Mobile) and Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-Capshaw), would make Alabama’s pension …

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House Passes Bill Creating Small Business Financing Authority

House Passes Bill Creating Small Business Financing Authority

Proposal recommended by Speaker’s Commission on Job Creation

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama House of Representatives today took action to improve access to capital for small companies, passing a bill to create the Alabama Small Business Financing Authority.

The Alabama Small Business Financing Act, House Bill 600 sponsored by Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), would set up an independent entity to assist companies with a variety of credit needs, operating under the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA. Rep. Moore said the bill allows the state …

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