Gateway to Goat Hill (Legislative Week in Review)

   Black bails on BINGO vote  The issue that dominated this legislative session died in the House of Representatives and thus will never receive a vote of the people. The lead sponsor of BINGO legislation in the House, Marcel Black (D), addressed the House on Wednesday afternoon. Black assured the body that a vote to [...]

Final Days: Senate Leaders Expect PACT, Road Passage

With e-bingo one of the remaining major bills with a chance of passage in the final two days of the legislative session, House Majority Leader Ken Guin (D-Carbon Hill) says he would prefer to not bring it up if the votes are not there. Rep. Marcel Black (D-Tuscumbia) says he is still working to secure [...]

Bentley’s PACT bill out of House committee

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery, AL Republican Dr. Robert Bentley’s bill to guarantee PACT contracts came out of committee on Wednesday.  Here’s his campaign release on the bill and its impact on the college tuition plan. ________________________ MONTGOMERY – Earlier today, the House Education Appropriations Committee unanimously passed Dr. Robert J. [...]

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Will lawmakers uphold PACT contracts?

State lawmakers could decide the fate of Alabama’s financially struggling Pre-paid Affordable College Tuition program during this session of the Legislature. About 100 parents with the Save PACT organization rallied their cause in Montgomery Tuesday morning. They’re trying to send a message to State Lawmakers to honor the program and provide tuition for people enrolled [...]