Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama Legislature preview
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 calm waters. The always-troubled $1.8 billion General Fund – with... Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017
Alabama: Governing again by ‘that really grinds my gears’
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? There's one - HB18 by Jackson County Rep.... Read more
Friday, January 27, 2017
Lawmakers: 3 big issues for upcoming session
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 Governments Board of Directors,... Read more
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Proposed gas tax among difficult issues facing Legislature
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 — when the 2017... Read more
Monday, October 10, 2016
ATA Golf Classic raises $225,000 for political action
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 Rodger Collins... Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Senate clears bill that could initiate hours of service reform
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 the future of hours of service rules... Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
House Panel Keeps Trucking-Related Provisions in Transportation Bill
A Democratic push to undo trucking-related provisions from a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill was soundly rejected during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on May 24. The amendment by Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) was rejected on a party-line vote. Nineteen Democrats backed the amendment with... Read more