Alabama Senate

Montgomery Attorney Announces Run for Alabama Senate

Montgomery attorney Will Barfoot has announced that he’s running for the Republican nomination for the District 25 seat in the Alabama Senate. Current Sen. Dick Brewbaker isn’t running for re-election. “We can’t continue to elect career politicians and then be surprised when our problems get worse, not better,” Barfoot said. “I am running to bring fresh ideas and a new…

Lawmakers Vote to Allow Subpoena Power in Impeachments Cases

An Alabama Senate committee has passed a bill allowing the legislature to issue subpoenas during impeachment proceedings. The measure passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It also installs legal penalties for failing to comply with the written requests for interviews or documents. Gadsden Republican Sen. Phil Williams is sponsoring the bill and says it clarifies the legislature’s ability to…

Lottery Bill Heads to Vote

A lottery bill is headed to a vote in the Alabama Senate. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he intends to seek an up or down vote on a lottery bill on Thursday afternoon. The bill is expected to include allowing electronic gambling machines at four dog tracks and possibly in Houston County. Marsh said he thought it was…

Lawmakers Override Bentley’s Budget Veto

State lawmakers have voted to override Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s veto on the general fund budget over Medicaid funding. Senators voted 22-10 and the House of Representatives voted 71-24 Tuesday to override Bentley and enact the spending plan against his wishes. Bentley said the budget does not give adequate funding to the state’s Medicaid program. The governor said Medicaid would…

Alabama House Approves Vote on General Fund Budget

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a General Fund budget that Gov. Robert Bentley already has threatened to veto over Medicaid funding. Representatives approved the spending bill on a 65-35 vote Tuesday after a five-hour filibuster by black lawmakers. Democrats harshly criticized the proposed spending plan, which is $85 million short of the amount Bentley…