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Ala. House Committee OKs Weapons Bill

Posted: 02/27/2013 - An Alabama House committee has approved a bill to allow a person to carry a pistol in his or her vehicle without a permit if the person is going to a range to practice firing the weapon.

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Ala. House Passes Missing Children Bill

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The Alabama House has passed a bill that makes it a crime to fail to report that a child is missing or that a child has died to law enforcement officials.

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AG Strange Supports Law Enforcement Consolidation Bill

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Attorney General Luther Strange today expressed his support for legislation to streamline law enforcement in Alabama, consolidating a multitude of agencies for more effective operations and more efficient use of scarce resources.

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Governor Bentley Signs the People’s Trust Act

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed the People’s Trust Act, a bill that requires the full repayment of money transferred from the Alabama Trust Fund to the state’s General Fund budget.

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Ala. School Flexibility Bill Heads to Senate

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Legislation allowing city and county school systems to opt out of state education laws could come up for a final vote in the Senate as early as next week.

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Ala. Senate Votes for IT Consolidation

Posted: 02/12/2013 - The Alabama Senate has voted to consolidate the information technology operations of all state agencies under a board that could outsource services.

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ROBY: Leadership, action needed to avoid “sequestration” military cuts

Posted: 02/08/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today called for action to avoid looming military budget cuts known as “sequestration,” saying there is a “smarter way” to reduce government spending than slashing the defense budget and threatening national security.

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Ala. Senate Memorializes Charles Poland

Posted: 02/05/2013 - The Alabama Senate began its 2013 session by passing a resolution memorializing a school bus driver shot to death while trying to stop a kidnapping.

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Roby Responds to President Obama’s Sequestration Comments

Posted: 02/05/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today responded to President Obama’s comments on “sequestration,” or the looming budget cuts which disproportionately affect the military and are scheduled to go into effect next month.

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Sessions: Controversy-Plagued Immigration And Customs Enforcement Director Must Leave Post

Updated: 01/29/2013 - U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the controversies surrounding John Morton, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Among other things, Morton’s tenure at ICE has been marked by such an undermining of his own agents that the ICE officers’ union voted unanimously to hold him in no confidence.

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Calhoun Co. Sheriff: Americans Don't Buy Obama's Gun Control Proposals

Posted: 01/29/2013 - An Alabama sheriff invited to meet with President Barack Obama about gun violence told the president there are critical gaps in mental health needs and that average folks aren't buying the message that he doesn't want to take away people's guns.

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