Alabama Representative Mike Ball http://apr.org en Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative In Ala. http://apr.org/post/bill-would-legalize-marijuana-derivative-ala <p>A bill planned for the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature would legalize a substance derived from marijuana that is believed to help control seizures in children.</p><p>Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Madison told al.com that he plans to sponsor the bill to allow parents of children with certain neurological and epileptic disorders to possess cannabidiol. He says it doesn't produce a high and has no street value.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:41:39 +0000 The Associated Press 44381 at http://apr.org Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative In Ala. Alabama Campaign Contribution Cap Ends Thursday http://apr.org/post/alabama-campaign-contribution-cap-ends-thursday <P>Starting Thursday, corporations can make unlimited contributions to Alabama candidates for state and local offices.</P> <P>The Legislature passed a law to remove the $500 limit on corporate campaign contributions. A proponent of the law, Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Huntsville, said the cap didn't mean much because an attorney general's opinion allowed corporations to give $500 to a political action committee for every election in Alabama in one year. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:20:33 +0000 The Associated Press 35185 at http://apr.org Alabama Campaign Contribution Cap Ends Thursday Sponsor Says Still Work To Do On Campaign Finance Bill http://apr.org/post/sponsor-says-still-work-do-campaign-finance-bill <P>A key House Republican says lawmakers have more work to do before settling on final changes to Alabama campaign finance laws.</P> <P>But Rep. Mike Ball of Madison says he doesn't want to give in on House GOP proposals concerning political contributions by corporations and utilities, including the influential Alabama Power Co.</P> <P>Ball is sponsor of the House version of the finance law changes. The Senate version dealt mostly with how PACs can move money around. Fri, 17 May 2013 21:42:40 +0000 The Associated Press 30617 at http://apr.org Sponsor Says Still Work To Do On Campaign Finance Bill Ala. Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate Some Runoffs http://apr.org/post/ala-lawmaker-wants-eliminate-some-runoffs <P>A north Alabama lawmaker is suggesting possible legislation that he said would streamline the state's election process by eliminating some party primary runoffs.</P> <P>Republican state Rep. Mike Ball of Madison told the Florence Times-Daily the primary runoffs are costly. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:26:40 +0000 The Associated Press 24716 at http://apr.org Ala. Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate Some Runoffs