Category: Alabama Senate

This Week In The Alabama Legislature

We’re entering the third week of the legislative session, and it looks to be a quiet week. The House will take up the texting while driving ban aka “TTYL” bill

Interview with Sen. Paul Bussman on SB196

I recently did an interview with Senator Paul Bussman regarding his legislation, SB196, that changes the presumption of child custody in cases of divorce to 50%/50% (current law is 80%/20%).

Why Internet Sales Tax Won’t Work

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on the move by some states to tax internet sales.  Conclusion:  Taxing internet sales doesn’t work.  In fact, it drives business out

Abortion Bills Get Out Of Committee

The Senate Health Committee voted to pass the following legislation out of committee: SB301–Recognizing “life” as beginning at the point of fertilization SB308–Requiring a doctor to show ultrasound pictures to

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

Legislative Week in Review–Week 1

The Alabama legislature gaveled in at 12 noon on March 1, 2011 with a Republican-controlled House and Senate.  It was a very busy week that followed as the GOP is

Start of the 2011 Legislative Session

The Alabama Legislature will gavel in tomorrow at 12 noon.  Here’s a preview of what you can expect during this session: The 2011 legislative session can be summed up in