MCCUTCHEON ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF HOUSE DRIVER’S LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE

MONTGOMERY – Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) on Thursday announced the members of the House Interim Committee on Driver’s License Review.  The committee was created by HR11 during the recent special session.

“Access to driver’s license offices and reduced wait times at these facilities continue to be a priority for our members,” McCutcheon said. “I’m confident this committee will work diligently and bring forward workable solutions that improve the driver’s license process for the citizens of Alabama.”

Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Cullman), who …

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ALABAMA HOUSE PASSES $6.3 BILLION EDUCATION BUDGET WITH TEACHER PAY RAISE AND ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM FUNDING

MONTGOMERY – By a 105 to 0 margin, the Alabama House on Tuesday passed a $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget that includes a generous, yet affordable, teacher pay raise, decreases classroom sizes and provides significant investments in proven classroom programs.

“As a result of the responsible spending practices that have been utilized since Republicans took leadership of the Legislature, this budget is able to reward teachers and support personnel with a needed pay raise that also closes the salary gap between administrators …

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Speaker Pro Tem Victor Gaston Awarded 2016 Israel Leadership Award

MONTGOMERY – The Israel Leadership Institute on Wednesday announced that Alabama Speaker Pro Tempore Victor Gaston (R-Mobile) will be honored with the Israel Leadership Award at the Alabama-Israel Leadership Gala in Huntsville on April 9. Rep. Gaston was nominated for the award by the Alabama-Israel Task Force for his exceptional work and leadership on behalf of the Alabama-Israel relationship. Gaston stated he was both honored and humbled to receive the award and committed to building on Alabama’s strong relationship with Israel.

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ALABAMA HOUSE PASSES SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDIT SPONSORED BY STATE REP. KYLE SOUTH

Montgomery – On the first day that bills could be brought to the chamber floor for consideration in the 2016 regular legislative session, the Alabama House on Tuesday approved economic development and job creation legislation sponsored by State Rep. Kyle South (R – Fayette) that would provide a state income tax credit to small businesses for each new employee they hire.

The bill is included in the House Republican Caucus’s “Right for Alabama” legislative agenda that was announced prior to the session’s start.

“Over …

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HOUSE PASSES PETTUS RESOLUTION OPPOSING OBAMA’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ATTACKS ON GUN RIGHTS

Montgomery – In order to combat a series of unconstitutional Obama administration executive orders attacking Second Amendment gun rights guarantees, the Alabama House on Tuesday approved a resolution by State Rep. Phillip Pettus (R – Killen) that urges the state’s congressional delegation to oppose them.

Pettus’s resolution is included in the House Republican Caucus’s “Right for Alabama” legislative agenda that was announced prior to the session’s start.

“Barack Obama’s decision to wipe his feet on the U.S. Constitution, circumvent Congress, and attack the Second …

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