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Ala. Education Groups at Odds Over School Flexibility

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Education groups are taking opposing sides on legislation being pushed by Republicans in both houses of the Alabama Legislature to allow local school systems more flexibility on budgets, curriculum, staffing and other issues.

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Roby Introduces Farmland Bill

Posted: 01/24/2013 - A bill filed this week by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) would allow more farmland to be used for production rather than lay dormant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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Ala. Republican House Caucus Unveils 2013 Agenda

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Based upon the official state motto, adopted in 1923 at the suggestion of State Archives Director Marie Bankhead Owen, this agenda is designed to preserve the rights and liberties that Alabama citizens hold dear while also creating jobs, improving the economy and cutting needless spending and government waste. The items in the agenda include:

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Sessions to Seek 4th Term

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama says he plans to run for a fourth term next year.

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Culver Joins Statewide Advisory Committee

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver is one of six local government officials tapped to provide investment advice regarding the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund.

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Rep. Martha Roby Sworn Into Office

Posted: 01/03/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today was sworn into office for her second term in the U.S. House of Representatives on the opening day of the 113th Congress.

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Bentley: I Would Have Voted No on Fiscal Deal

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said today that he opposed a bill approved by Congress to avert the fiscal cliff, saying the legislation failed to address the nation's deepening debt.

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Rep. Martha Roby Statement on Tax Deal Vote

Updated: 01/02/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) released the following statement after voting against a last-minute tax deal crafted by the Senate and Vice President Joe Biden:

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Ala. Democrats Interviewing for Federal Positions

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Alabama Democratic Executive Committee will conduct interviews in Montgomery for persons interested in being recommended for appointment to a position in the Obama administration's second term.

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Ala. House Speaker Announces School Security & Safety Hearing

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R – Auburn) on Thursday announced a joint hearing of the House and Senate Education policy committees has been scheduled that will focus on the topic of “School Security and Student and Teacher Safety.“

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Ala. Stands to Lose Jobs, Money in Fiscal Failure

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Alabama officials say the state stands to lose thousands of jobs and millions in revenue for schools if the president and Congress don't reach an agreement before the country goes over the "fiscal cliff."

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Moore Expects Smoother Track as Alabama Chief Justice

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The last time Republican Judge Roy Moore was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he had a somewhat rocky relationship with legislators who had to approve funding for the courts.

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