Lottery, Gaming Would Generate $400 Million in Revenue Creates 11,000 New Jobs, $1.2 BILLION Economic Impact

On April 27, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala – Alabama lottery and casino gaming would create a $1.2 billion annual economic impact for the state of Alabama, and generate almost $400 million in new revenue for state programs, according to a research study released today. In addition, the study found that more than 11,000 new jobs will be created if casino […]

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 […]