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4/29/2019 Group Watch: New Statues for State Capitol

There was a standing ovation in the House chamber after lawmakers’ passed a bill allowing statues of Rosa Parks and Helen Keller to be placed on the State Capitol grounds. Democratic Representative Laura Hall sponsored the bill that passed 102-0. The bill was described as a fitting tribute as the state

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4/29/2019 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@GovernorKayIvey April 22 Tuscaloosa is a city known for how it has rebuilt itself, & with necessary infrastructure projects, we’ll see this area thrive even more. Proud to bring the news that we’ll be expanding McFarland Blvd., as part of the Rebuild Alabama projects. Read more here.

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April 22, 2019 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

Last week, which began with “tax day,” the Alabama Legislature was also doing tax work; both chambers passed tax-related bills. Other bills moving through include several affecting schools. Here’s a detailed look at last week. Tuesday, Day 10 of Regular Session: The House Local Legislation Committee approved several bills of local application only. The House passed general bills

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4/22/2019 Group Watch: AL Pre-K Once Again Nation’s Best

Governor Kay Ivey announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) ranks Alabama’s First Class Pre-K as the nation’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 13th consecutive year. In 2018, the Alabama program received its largest-ever single year funding increase, which expanded access to 32 percent of four-year-olds in

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4/22/2019 Group Watch: AGCO Ribbon Cutting

Last week, Governor Kay Ivey joined company officials and local leaders at AGCO’s facility that will house the new production line. AGCO is a farm equipment manufacturer with over a dozen major product lines. The plant expansion is located in unincorporated Bremen, Alabama, in rural Cullman County. AGCO Corp is investing

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4/22/2019 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@judgestandridge (Rep. David Standridge) April 22 Today is “In God We Trust” Day! On April 22, 1864, Congress ordered the redesign of the one-cent piece and the minting of a new two-cent coin bearing the motto. #InGodWeTrust

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April 15, 2019 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The Alabama Legislature got a lot of “hum-drum” work done last week, passing non-controversial and local-application-only bills with little fanfare. Bigger issues include a possible pay raise for state employees and the passage of the Anti-Road Rage Act. Here’s a day-by-day recap. Tuesday, Day 8 of Regular Session: The House passed the General Fund budget, the Children

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4/15/2019 Group Watch: Gov Names New Senior Services Commissioner

Governor Kay Ivey announced the appointment of Jean Brown to serve as the new commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Brown received her bachelor’s degree from Samford University and her law degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Law. She served as assistant attorney general for 20 years and

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4/15/2019 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@shawheel April 12 Thank you @RepLauraHallD19 for sponsoring HJR118! All 104 House members co-sponsored & voted for the Resolution proclaiming April 30, 2019 as AL Alzheimer’s Awareness Day & commending @ALZ_ALABAMA. Thank you! We must #ENDALZ! #alpoliticsLink to HJR = 

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4/15/2019 Group Watch: New Jobs Coming to Athens

Last week, Governor Ivey announced that Toyota will build its supplier facility about 30 miles from the $1.6 billion MTMUS plant being built in eastern Limestone County. The $50 million manufacturing facility will bring 400 new jobs to Athens in a ripple effect of the giant Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

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