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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

Tuesday, 24th day:  Wednesday, a committee day: Thursday, 25th day: 

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: House Passes Bill Protecting Workers’ Secret-Ballot Rights

Last week, on a 70-30 vote, the Alabama House passed legislation to prohibit businesses from receiving economic development incentives if union elections are not held through a secret ballot. The bill was amended on the floor to make it effective immediately upon being signed into law, rather than it going

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: House Passes Bill to Bring Libraries Under State Obscenity Law

Libraries and librarians could soon be held accountable under Alabama’s obscenity law if the bill just passed by the House (72-28 with 11 abstentions) is passed by the Senate and sent to Governor Ivey. The law prohibits providing “harmful” materials to minors, and the bill removes the law’s current exemption

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: House Passes Bill Expanding Ban on Discussion of LGBTQ Topics in Public Schools

Similar to the changes possibly coming to the state’s obscenity law, a 2022 law that bans teachers from teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity will be expanded if the bill passed by the House last week becomes law. The current ban applies from kindergarten through 5th grade; the new

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: OMCO Solar Plans Huntsville Manufacturing Facility With 70 Jobs

Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair announced that Phoenix, Arizona-based OMCO Solar, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of steel structures for solar panels, plans to invest more than $10 million in its second production facility in Alabama, creating 70 full-time jobs in Limestone County. Founded in 1955, OMCO is the largest

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: Raytheon Investing $115 Million in Huntsville Expansion

Raytheon officially launched a $115-million expansion of its Redstone Raytheon Missile Integration Facility, which will increase the factory’s space for integrating and delivering on critical defense programs by more than 50%. The 26,000-square-foot expansion project will also bring an estimated 185 new jobs to the Huntsville site, growing the employee

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April 22, 2024 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

There was some strong consensus on several bills last week, including the Education Trust Fund budget, which passed the House on an almost-unanimous vote. A bill easing regulations on religious exemptions for vaccines passed the Senate on a 24-5 vote. And a bill package aiming to increase workforce participation in the state passed

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April 22, 2024 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@ALEAprotectsApril 18News we love! After some unfortunate car trouble, ALEA Sr. Trooper Sheldon Estes assigned to the Gadsden Post, made sure this young lady and her date made it to their senior walkout at prom on time!

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April 22, 2024 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

Tuesday, 22nd day:  Wednesday, a committee day: Thursday, 23rd day: 

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April 22, 2024 Group Watch: House Passes Education Trust Fund Budget

The Alabama House of Representatives approved a $9.3 billion Education Trust Fund budget, an increase of $550 million (6.25%) from the previous year, with a 2% pay increase for education employees. The budget bill passed on 102-1 vote. The Education Trust Fund funds public K-12 schools, colleges and universities and

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