24th July 2023 Second Special Session Preview

“After last week’s brief special session, the Alabama Legislature agreed on a revised Congressional District Map. The new map was voted on during session Friday, and votes were split down party lines, with all Democrats present that day voting against the approved map. The main changes happened in Districts 2 and 7 (the current majority-Black […]

Second Special Session of 2023

Monday, July 17, starts a new and historic special session in the Alabama Legislature, the second of 2023. This session is specifically called to address congressional redistricting after the U.S. Supreme Court decided last month that the 2021 Congressional District Map lines “likely” violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and hindered black voices in […]

Delegation Support of SB1 and HB9 Resolution

                 By Senator Lance Bell, Senator Dan Roberts, Senator Jabo Waggoner, Senator April Weaver, Representative Russell Bedsole, Representative Jim Carns, Representative Susan DuBose, Representative Corley Ellis, Representative Leigh Hulsey, Representative Arnold Mooney, and Representative Kenneth Paschal SUPPORT FOR SB1 BY WEAVER AND HB9 BY BEDSOLE WHEREAS, we, the […]

2023 Regular Session Preview

Article by: Mimi Penhale, Legislative Director                  Amy Young, PR Assistant   The 2023 Regular Legislative Session is set to begin on March 7 to kick off the first year of a new quadrennium. This session welcomes a large number of new legislators, who were elected to office […]

2023 Shelby Chamber Legislative Preview

  By Amy Young, PR Assistant  We had a wonderful time at the 2023 Shelby County Chamber Legislative Preview, which gives our legislators a great opportunity to speak to members of the business community each year and discuss their goals and topics of interest for the upcoming session! With this being the first year of […]

2022 Beginning of Regular Session

By Mimi Penhale This year’s Regular Session began on January 11, 2022. Since this is the fourth year in a quadrennium, and an election year, legislative session begins a bit earlier. The earlier session date is due to the upcoming primary state wide and legislative elections that will be held on May 24, 2022. Any […]

Alabama lawmakers begin task of drawing new political districts

Article by: Mike Cason   Alabama lawmakers are preparing to draw new political districts based on the 2020 census and will start public hearings on the effort this week. The public can participate online through Microsoft Teams. They can also attend in person. Most of the 28 hearings will be held at community colleges across the state. […]

April Weaver Sworn In As Alabama District 14 Senator (2)

    Article by: Amy Young       On July 14 at 10 a.m., Ms. April Weaver was sworn in to serve in the Alabama Senate for District 14. The ceremony took place at American Village.     Senator Weaver previously served as a Representative in the Alabama House for ten years before being appointed by […]

House District 73 Race

By Amy Young On March 30, five candidates ran in a special Republican primary for House District 73, recently held by Matt Fridy before he was elected to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The candidates were: Leigh Hulsey, Kenneth Paschal, George Henry, Kerri Pate, and Joseph Daley. No candidate received the 50% plus one […]

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