The Final 4

Alabama lawmakers enter the final 4 working days of the legislative session. Among the bills pending are a bailout of the state’s PACT plan and a ban on texting while driving. Road and Bridge Bond Today House members face that billion dollar road and bridge proposal in the full House. This morning on FOX6 News [...]

Majority Leader Expects Quick Passage of Alabama Budgets

House Majority Leader Ken Guin (D-Carbon Hill) expects smooth sailing for the Special Education Trust Fund. Debate begins on the House floor today. The nearly $5.5 billion dollar budget, buoyed by extra millions from a lawsuit and a bond, should cover all teacher slots the state provides. Earlier this session that was not expected to [...]

Montgomery’s Reaction to Health Care Overhaul

House Majority Leader Ken Guin (D-Carbon Hill) expects a few lawmakers to voice their feelings about Washington’s just-signed-into-law health care overhaul. He would be surprised if they didn’t take to the House floor for a dose of rhetoric on the law. Still, the veteran lawmaker “hopes” it doesn’t eat up time as the legislature returns [...]

Alabama’s GOP Pols Plot to Turn Back HCR

Alabama’s Republican campaign staffers stayed up late Sunday night firing out condemnations of the newly-passed health care overhaul. State Rep. Robert Bentley, a Tuscaloosa doctor and Republican hopeful for governor, started today with his pitch of HB42. It is a proposal to amend the state constitution to prohibit any mandated participation by individuals, companies or [...]

Several AL-7 Candidates Say…. Reconsider

Jefferson county commissioner Sheila Smoot says Alabama’s 2 Democratic congressmen should reconsider their opposition to health care reform. Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL7) explains why he’s voting against the current plan in this interview with FOX6 News reporter Jonathon Hardison. Rep. Bobby Bright (D-AL2) tells the Andalusia Star-News he’s a “firm no.” During a news conference [...]