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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HOUSE PASSES LEDBETTER RESOLUTION CREATING THE “ALABAMA SCHOOL SECURITY AND STUDENT SAFETY TASK FORCE”

Montgomery – Recognizing the potential threats posed by terrorism and a recent rash of school shootings, the Alabama House on Tuesday approved a resolution by State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville) that creates the School Security and Student Safety Task Force study group.

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

“Alabama has been extremely fortunate to avoid a violent situation like those that have occurred in schools …

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ALABAMA HOUSE APPROVES TAXPAYER ADVOCATE LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY REP. MARK TUGGLE

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 legislation sponsored by State Rep. Mark Tuggle (R – Alexander City) that would strengthen and broaden the duties of the Taxpayer Advocate in the Department of Revenue.

Tuggle’s bill was included in the House Republican Caucus’s 2016 “Right for Alabama” legislative agenda that was announced prior to the session’s start.

“Our state government has had …

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