Coming Up This Week In The Alabama Legislature

Coming Up This Week In The Alabama Legislature

On the House side:  The House is set to re-vote on the Obamacare Opt Out legislation.  Several Republicans were absent last Thursday, and it did not pass.  I’m told they have the votes to get it through this week. On the Senate side:  The Senate may take up Sen. Beason’s immigration reform legislation in committee […]

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Legislative Week In Review

Legislative Week In Review

Another busy week for the Alabama Legislature.  This week, the House passed the following: HB61 (Rep. April Weaver) Small Business Healthcare Tax Incentives Bill:  This legislation allows qualifying employees to deduct from Alabama gross income 100% of the amounts they pay as health insurance premiums as part of an employer provided health insurance plan provided […]

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Obamacare Opt Out Fails In Alabama House

Obamacare Opt Out Fails In Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives took up legislation this afternoon that would have preserved the freedom of Alabama citizens to make decisions about and provide for their own health care regardless of federal mandates. Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Galliher, HB60 failed by a vote of 59-28. 8 Republicans voted “P”.  P indicates that they did […]

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Calls To House Health Committee Needed

Calls To House Health Committee Needed

The House Health Committee will meet on Wednesday morning at 9:00am and will consider the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act (HB178).  This legislation gives health care providers, institutions and payers the right to decline to perform services that violate their consciences.  Eagle Forum urges Health Committee members to support this legislation. House Health Committee […]

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Ask Your Representative To Support HB56

Ask Your Representative To Support HB56

The Alabama House is expected to vote on HB56 tomorrow.  Sponsored by Rep. Micky Hammon, HB56 requires businesses who receive economic development incentives to use e-verify, makes the entry, presence and involvement in economic activity of unauthorized illegal aliens a crime in this state, and requires law enforcement to verify the citizenship during routine enforcement […]

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Summer Internship Opportunities Available

Summer Internship Opportunities Available

Would you like the opportunity to work on state public policy issues, learn about Alabama’s legislative process and network with some awesome people at the same time?  Then call us to learn more about the Eagle Forum of Alabama Summer Internship Program!

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Alabama House Republicans Vote Yes On Continuing Resolution

Alabama House Republicans Vote Yes On Continuing Resolution

Despite a growing opposition to the 3-week continuing resolution, all six Alabama House Republicans voted Yes.  54 Republicans voted against the CR.  Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan issued the following statement explaining his opposition: “Americans sent us here to deal with big problems in bold ways.  We’re borrowing billions of dollars a day, yet […]

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Call Your Congressman And Tell Him To Oppose The New Short-Term CR

Call Your Congressman And Tell Him To Oppose The New Short-Term CR

Erick Erickson over at Red State does a better job explaining why the new short-term CR is a bad idea than I do, but in a nutshell:  House Republicans are terrified of a government shut-down.  They have introduced a new Continuing Resolution to fund the government for three more weeks.  The fact that the new […]

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Legislative Week In Review

Legislative Week In Review

This was a busy 3-day week for the Alabama Legislature.  On Tuesday, the House passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation on the Republican agenda–Rep. Greg Canfield’s Rolling Reserve Budget Act–and the Senate voted to end the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).  Several important pieces of legislation also came out of committee on […]

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Tuesday’s Legislative Activity

Tuesday’s Legislative Activity

It was a busy day in Montgomery, Rep. Greg Canfield’s Rolling Reserve Budget Act HB 57 passed the House (you can find more information about the legislation here) and the Alabama Senate voted (23-12) to end the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) SB72 saving taxpayers millions of dollars.  For more information on DROP and why […]

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