Thursday, January 28, 2021
Alabama State Legislature 2021 Regular Session Preview
The 2021 Regular Legislative Session will commence at noon on Tuesday, February 2, though logistics and procedures have been altered substantially due to COVID-19. An evolving and dynamic situation, it remains to be seen if lawmakers will begin the 15-week session with two long work weeks followed by... Read more
Friday, May 29, 2020
Business leaders continue to push for coronavirus liability shields
American businesses are working hard to take measures to protect their employees and customers amid the COVID-19 crisis. However, the risk of opportunistic lawsuits poses a significant barrier in their ability to bounce back from the economic crisis. As businesses start to reopen, employers simply want... Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Legislature approves General Fund Budget, adjornes 2020 Session ‘sine die’
Earlier this week, both the Alabama Senate and the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan for spending federal Coronavirus relief funds, the only major issue in question going into the Regular Session’s final day. Here's a final look at the Alabama Trucking Association's... Read more
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years
Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it. Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional funding for state road... Read more
Friday, December 14, 2018
State lawmakers want more funding for roads and bridges
Alabama’s lawmakers plan to tackle some of the state's longstanding issues when the 2019 Legislative Session begins in March. Lydia Nusbaum of WSFA reports at the the top of the list, among both Republicans and Democrats, is more money for roads, bridges, ports and waterways. “As the economy continues... Read more
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Gas tax for roads remains priority for GOP-led Legislature
Mike Cason of Al.com writes that following the Alabama GOP's recent successful election, Alabama’s Republican governor and the leaders of the Alabama House and Senate will promote a gas tax increase as part of a plan to upgrade roads, bridges and other infrastructure across the state. Cason reported... Read more
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
TRUK PAC-backed candidates score big in Tuesday’s General Elections
Last night's General Elections results saw all but one of the 67 TRUK PAC candidates win their respective races. This election cycle has proved to be an incredible success for the Alabama Trucking Association’s political arm, TRUK PAC. In all, ATA’s political action committee spent $939,500 during the... Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Gas tax hike likely to dominate 2019 session (via Al.com)
By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, shortly after taking office in April 2017, said she supported an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to fix up state roadways. But there has been little talk about it on the campaign trail, where the mere hint of the word “tax”... Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
TRUK PAC announces endorsements for the 2018 General Elections
The Alabama Trucking Association's political arm, TRUK PAC, has endorsed its candidates for the upcoming November 6 General Elections. The list includes contested candidates for six statewide races, along with those vying for 16 State Senate and 46 State House district contests. “It’s important... Read more
Friday, October 05, 2018
Association leaders head to Washington DC to promote trucking, key issues
This week Alabama Trucking Association leaders were at the nation’s capital for Call on Washington, a legislative affairs program of the American Trucking Associations that affords state trucking association executives, leadership, business leaders, and staff an opportunity to discuss legislation and... Read more