Alabama House of Representatives

Alabama House Approves Gas Tax Hike

  The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 10-cent-per-gallon increase in the state gas tax. House members approved the bill on an 83-20 vote after five hours of debate. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate. Gov. Kay Ivey proposed the 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund road and bridge construction. The increase would be phased in over three…

Houses Passes Controversial ‘In God We Trust’ Bill after Lengthy Debate

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to allow the phrase “In God We Trust” on public buildings, but only after debate went far off track. Black legislators on Tuesday accused a member of twisting history. In speaking for the bill, Rep. Arnold Mooney said the phrase is from the national anthem, and noted Francis Scott Key once argued slaves on…

House Approves Watered-Down Day Care Regulation Bill

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a watered-down child care bill aimed at getting more oversight for hundreds of faith-based day cares that go uninspected by the state. House members voted 86-5 Thursday for the bill described as a compromise between child welfare advocates and church centers. The bill moves to the Alabama Senate. Alabama for years has exempted…