Birmingham Business Alliance adds two legislative priorities to 2024 agenda

As the 2024 legislative session progresses, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) announced it will add two legislative priorities to its agenda: expanding Alabama's port infrastructure and strengthening the child care tax credit. The BBA says it fully supports the expansion of the Port of Birmingham, recognizing the role that transport and logistics play in economic […]

Legislative leaders discuss ambitious workforce and economic development package

Yellowhammer News held its annual panel discussion Wednesday with the President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate and the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. The event, now in its second year of four years, marked the second time Pro Tem Greg Reed and Chair Nathaniel Ledbetter appeared side by side as leaders of […]

Reed details legislative approach to building the Alabama workforce of tomorrow in BCA talk

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) addressed a group of business leaders Tuesday morning highlighting the challenges, achievements and opportunities facing state lawmakers as they enter the third week of the 2024 legislative session. shared about. She builds on the approach of her colleagues to date on key legislative priorities, including Senate-led efforts […]

Alabama 2024 Legislative Report: Week Two

The Alabama Legislature met on the fourth, fifth, and sixth days of the second week of the 2024 Regular Session. Fifteen committee meetings were held throughout the week. weekdays The House passed a comprehensive gaming bill that would allow casino gambling, sports betting, and state lotteries. HB151, by Representative Chris Blackshear, is a constitutional amendment […]

Sens. Tuberville, Britt visit with legislative leaders at Alabama State House

The U.S. Senate is currently on state work week, when lawmakers are allowed to address issues and then travel home or visit with constituents or groups. heavy agenda In the last few weeks. Alabama's two U.S. senators traveled to Montgomery today, stopping at the Alabama State Capitol on the way to meet with state legislators […]

Children First working for the children this Legislative Session

For more than 29 years, Children First has been the go-to organization supporting and protecting children in the Alabama Legislature. Our goal is to accurately examine each bill introduced and analyze its lasting impact on Alabama's children. Children First is concerned with all aspects of child welfare, including mental health, foster care, nutrition, education, and […]

Ivey makes school voucher bill top legislative priority

During Tuesday's annual State of the State address, Gov. Kay Ivey announced the CHOOSE Act, her version of the long-debated school voucher program. Ivey said passing the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Student Education (CHOOSE) Act will be a top priority for Congress. SSponsor and education budget chair Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) and Rep. Danny […]