Alabama House of Representatives http://apr.org en Alabama House Passes Republican Tax Bills http://apr.org/post/alabama-house-passes-republican-tax-bills <p></p><p>The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a slate of tax bills that are part of Republicans' election-year agenda.</p><p>One proposal approved Thursday would create an independent body to oversee taxpayer disputes. Current law allows the Department of Revenue to appoint administrative judges to settle disagreements. Lawmakers say that system gives the agency too much power.</p><p>Another bill would let the Revenue Department suspend tax collections if the collection cost exceeds the revenue generated.</p><p>Two other bills are aimed at small businesses.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:53:12 +0000 The Associated Press 45120 at http://apr.org Alabama House Passes Republican Tax Bills 3 Special Elections For Alabama House On Tuesday http://apr.org/post/3-special-elections-alabama-house-tuesday <p></p><p>Voters in three parts of Alabama will participate in special elections Tuesday to help fill vacancies in the Alabama House of Representatives.</p><p>In House District 104 that covers part of Mobile County, a Republican runoff will be held between businesswoman Margie Wilcox and Susan Hightower, who's the wife of Republican state Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:18:43 +0000 The Associated Press 42564 at http://apr.org 3 Special Elections For Alabama House On Tuesday Barry Mask Resigns Ala House http://apr.org/post/barry-mask-resigns-ala-house <p>A state legislator from Wetumpka is quitting the Alabama House before the end of his term.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Republican Rep. Barry Mask says he is resigning at the end of this month.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Mask is the new chief executive of the Alabama Association of Realtors, and he will concentrate on that job full time.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Mask is the third Republican to quit the House this summer. He announced his departure in a statement Tuesday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Reps. Jim Barton of Mobile and Jay Love of Montgomery both resigned their House seats previously.<br> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:23:40 +0000 The Associated Press 37228 at http://apr.org Barry Mask Resigns Ala House Hubbard Names Leaders For Some Ala. House Panels http://apr.org/post/hubbard-names-leaders-some-ala-house-panels <P>Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn has appointed representatives to fill committee leadership vacancies prior to the Feb. 5 start of the 2013 regular session.</P> <P>Republican Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville will replace Rep. Mac McCutcheon of Capshaw as chairman of the Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee. McCutcheon recently became chairman of the House Rules Committee, replacing former Rep. Blaine Galliher of Rainbow City. Galliher resigned his House seat to take a position on the governor's staff.</P> <P>Republican Rep. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:02:49 +0000 The Associated Press 22966 at http://apr.org Hubbard Names Leaders For Some Ala. House Panels 2 Republicans Victorious in Ala. Special Elections http://apr.org/post/2-republicans-victorious-ala-special-elections <P>Two Republicans appear to be headed to the Alabama State House of Representatives following special elections.</P> <P>Republican David Standridge, of Hayden, won district 34 on Tuesday with nearly 55 percent of the vote. His Republican opponent Chris Latta, of Oneonta, received 45 percent. Alabama Republican Party Executive Director Timothy James Maloney said there was no Democratic contender. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:11:53 +0000 The Associated Press 21850 at http://apr.org 2 Republicans Victorious in Ala. Special Elections McCutcheon Named Ala. House Rules Committee Chair http://apr.org/post/mccutcheon-named-ala-house-rules-committee-chair <P>Republican State Rep. Mac McCutcheon of Capshaw has been named chairman of the powerful Rules Committee in the Alabama House of Representatives.</P> <P>House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn Thursday named McCutcheon to replace Republican Rep. Blaine Galliher of Gadsden as Rules Committee chairman. The Rules Committee sets the daily work agenda for the House.</P> <P>Galliher resigned his House seat four months ago when Gov. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:28:56 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21365 at http://apr.org McCutcheon Named Ala. House Rules Committee Chair