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September 2023 Group Watch: Department of Ed Discusses Need for Increased Reading Funding

On the heels of new standards related to The Literacy Act and the loss of federal emergency relief funds, The Alabama State Department of Education recently discussed asking the Alabama Legislature for additional funding in the coming year to support students above third grade who need help with reading. Read more here.

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September 2023 Group Watch: Bill To Require National Anthem in Schools Filed

A bill requiring Alabama’s K-12 public schools to play or allow for a performance of the National Anthem at least once a week has been filed for the 2024 session of the Alabama Legislature by Senator Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa). Read more here.  

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August 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

August 2023 As summer draws to a close, economic initiatives in Alabama are still heating up, with funding flowing from both the federal and state level to multiple projects, including expanded high-speed internet access, the installation of more electric car charging stations and support for military functions and families across Alabama.

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August 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Month

@AL_LeagueAug 16This afternoon,@RepJerryCarl shared a federal update with League members and special guests at our second congressional luncheon. We appreciate Rep. Carl for taking the time to meet with our local leaders. #alpolitics

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August 2023 Group Watch: “Be Linked Alabama” is Bringing Broadband to More Alabamians

Alabama currently ranks 24th in the country for states with the best and worst internet. But Governor Kay Ivey and the Department of Economic and Community Affairs are working to improve that ranking, announcing more than $400 million in federal funding and $1.4 billion from the U.S. Department of Commerce Broadband

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August 2023 Group Watch: Alabama Funds More EV Charging Stations 

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants of more than $1.2 million to get the state ready as more electric vehicles are purchased and travel Alabama highways. Funds for the projects came from appropriations under the state Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program. The grants target well-traveled highway systems away from the

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August 2023 Group Watch: Work on Gambling Legislation Continues

A small group of legislators is working to bring gambling legislation (again) in the next session of the Alabama Legislature. Noting that legal or not, gambling is already happening in multiple areas around the state, these lawmakers stress the importance of passing a bill (or bills) that will allow the

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August 2023 Group Watch: International Investment Boosting Job Growth in AL

Job growth tied to international investment in Alabama has been rapidly outpacing the state’s general employment growth rate, according to a report that tracks the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) across the U.S. The Global Business Alliance analysis says employment in Alabama tied to FDI surged 12 percent between

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August 2023 Group Watch: Senator Britt Secures AL Defense Appropriations Priorities

U.S. Senator Katie Britt shared she’s secured nearly $1.1 billion in defense and military funding for Alabama as a member of the Committee on Appropriations. Britt joined her colleagues in advancing the FY2024 Defense Appropriations Act, which provides a total of $831.3 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of

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August 2023 Group Watch: Speaker Ledbetter Chair-Elect of the Council of State Governments Southern Office

Alabama Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter was unanimously elected to serve as the 2023-2024 chair-elect of the Council of State Governments Southern Office at the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) in Charleston, South Carolina in July. As chair-elect, Speaker Ledbetter will assist the incoming chair, West Virginia Senate President Craig Blair, in guiding

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