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Governor Ivey joins state business leaders to promote infrastructure investment

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Earlier this week, Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation announcing this week as Infrastructure Week in Alabama. This act continues Governor Ivey’s resounding support of investing in Alabam ... Read More

ATA supported state gas tax bill passes first hurdle

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Birmingham News (al.com) is reporting that a bill to increase Alabama’s gasoline and diesel tax by 4 cents a gallon this year and two cents a gallon in 2019 was approved by a House committee today.

The Alabama Trucking Association supports the tax increase because the money raise ... Read More

Times Daily: Legislators not lining up for gas tax

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

By Tom Smith Senior Staff Writer, Timesdaily.com

The proposed 3-cent tax on gas to fund county road and bridge improvements seems to be gaining support from county governments, but has yet to be introduced in the Legislature.

Terri Reynolds, director of public affairs with th ... Read More

Senate Pro Tem outlines upcoming senate issues including infrastructure needs

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

By Dana Beyerle, Business Council of Alabama

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Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama Legislature preview

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

By Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser

The state’s finances and ethics laws got pushed to the brink in 2015 and 2016. On the surface, the legislative session that starts Tuesday will – for Alabama politics – start in ... Read More

Alabama: Governing again by ‘that really grinds my gears’

Monday, January 30, 2017

By John Archibald, Al.com

How does a bill become a law in Alabama? It’s gotta start with a question:

“You know what grinds my gears?”

That has to be it. How else do you explain the rat-a-tat peppering of bills pre-filed in the Alabama Legislature?

The ... Read More

Lawmakers: 3 big issues for upcoming session

Friday, January 27, 2017

By Russ Corey Staff Writer, Times Daily

State senators and representatives say prisons, medicaid and a 3-cent gasoline tax will be the hot topics of the upcoming legislative session.

Several legislators attended Thursday’s meeting of the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Gove ... Read More

Proposed gas tax among difficult issues facing Legislature

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

From DecaturDaily.com

By Bayne Hughes Staff Writer

Despite being optimistic about the election of a new president, the Morgan County legislative delegation faces daunting issues — including a proposed gas tax, Medicaid cost increases and a prison overhaul ... Read More

ATA Golf Classic raises $225,000 for political action

Monday, October 10, 2016

With more than 300 golfers in attendance and nearly a quarter of a million dollars raised, the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2016 Golf Classic, held September 27 in Prattville, Ala. was among the event’s most successful ever, according to Association officials.

Tournament chairman Rod ... Read More

Senate clears bill that could initiate hours of service reform

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a transportation funding bill Thursday, May 19, that could change hours of service rules for truck operators, should the House also pass the bill and the president sign it.

The bill’s hours of service-related provisions would tie th ... Read More