Alabama Senate Passes Education Budget

On April 14, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Alabama Senate today passed the $5.9 billion Education Trust Fund budget, sending the proposal to the House for consideration. Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose), Chairman of the Senate Finance & Taxation Education Committee, said an increase in economic activity combined with conservative, responsible budgeting practices helped ensure that the majority of education […]

Highlights of the Week 3/31- 4/2

On April 6, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

Tuesday The Senate returned from Spring Break and began business with a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee meeting. The committee passed nine bills, including SB 262 by Sen. Orr, to allows minors to possess a pistol under certain circumstances. Upon convening, the Senate adopted a 15-bill Special Order Calendar of mostly non-controversial bills. Items of interest […]

Senate passes changes to Alabama Accountability Act

On April 1, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Alabama Senate today passed to bill which strengthens the Alabama Accountability Act sponsored by Senator Del Marsh (R-Anniston). First passed in 2013, the Alabama Accountability Act allows schools and school districts the opportunity to enter into flexibility contracts with the purpose of improving education for their students. Additionally, the bill provides […]

Senate grants final passage to the School Choice and Student Opportunity Act

On March 18, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Alabama Senate tonight voted to give final passage to Senate Bill 45. The vote will send the School Choice and Student Opportunity Act to Governor Robert Bentley to be signed into law. This legislation is a key piece of the Alabama Senate’s “Paving a Path to the Future” Legislative agenda. The […]