Lawmakers Announce Partnership with UAB Researchers on Carly’s Law

On March 11, 2014, in News & Press Releases, by staff

The sponsors of a bill that would legalize a new treatment method for children with serious neurological and epileptic disorders, known as Carly’s Law, announced a breakthrough development on Tuesday. Senator Paul Sanford, and Representatives Mike Ball and Allen Farley said they have worked to develop a partnership with researchers in the University of Alabama [...]

Legislative Leaders: Teacher Effectiveness Should be a Factor in Layoff Decisions

On March 4, 2014, in News & Press Releases, by staff

Alabama’s legislative leadership on Tuesday voiced their strong support for legislation that would ensure school districts take a teacher’s effectiveness into account when making layoff decisions for budget reasons. State law requires school districts to establish a reduction in force (RIF) policy to determine which employees are laid off when funding is reduced. Currently, at [...]

Senate Republicans Pass Commonsense Welfare Reform Legislation

On February 26, 2014, in News & Press Releases, by staff

Alabama Senate Republicans passed a series of bills on Wednesday that are aimed at reforming many of the state’s public assistance programs. The five-bill package includes measures to: Allow for drug testing of welfare applicants with a drug conviction within the past five years Restore community service, job training or work requirements for able-bodied food [...]

Senate Passes ‘Licensure Freedom Act’

On February 13, 2014, in Uncategorized, by staff

Proposal protects physician licensure from being conditioned on participation in any public or private insurance plan MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Senate passed a bill Thursday that would protect the licensing requirements of certain healthcare professionals from being conditioned upon a healthcare provider’s participation in any public or private health insurance plan or emergency department coverage. [...]