Alabama Legislative UpdateTag
Regular Session Ends With No General Fund Budget
On Thursday afternoon, the 29th day of the Legislative Regular Session, the Alabama..
As Legislative Day 26 came to close on Thursday, two facts were clear: there is still no consensus, between the Legislature and the..
As Legislative Day 24 ended, both the General Fund budget and Education Trust Fund budget moved closer to passage, although not without..
With only eight legislative days left, time is running out for lawmakers to agree on a solution to the General Fund crisis. In the last..
The halfway point of the 2015 Alabama Legislative Session was marked by a familiar scenario in the State Senate: a Democrat filibuster that slowed legislative activity to a virtual halt. Legislators in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle continue to consider options for the staggering cuts in the General Fund, although there is still no definitive approach.
As the sixth week of the session came to a close, legislators focused primarily on education, pushing several bills forward, including budgeting and the repeal of common core standards. Legislators return Tuesday to begin the last half of the 2015 Regular Session.
The Alabama Legislature’s Regular Session has been dominated by forecasted budget shortages and the consequences of significant cuts in state agencies and departments or the possibility of increasing revenue. From the Governor’s office to the Statehouse, leaders are focused on the General Fund Budget and the best options to balance it as required by the Alabama Constitution.
The Alabama Legislature convened for its second week of the 2015 Legislative Session. Legislators moved swiftly to tackle the priorities laid out by legislative leaders.
The Alabama Legislature convened on March 3, 2015 for the first session of this quadrennium. The vast majority of legislators returned to Montgomery after November wins, with several newcomers joining veterans on the floor. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate increased their supermajorities in 2014.