Alabama tea party http://apr.org en Legislators Push For US Constitutional Convention http://apr.org/post/legislators-push-us-constitutional-convention <p></p><p>Republican legislators concerned about the federal debt are trying to set up the guidelines for Alabama to participate in a state-led constitutional convention.</p><p>Sens. Trip Pittman of Daphne and Arthur Orr of Decatur have introduced bills setting up how Alabama's delegates would be chosen and the limits they would operate under if there is ever a state-led constitutional convention called under Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:42:31 +0000 The Associated Press 45361 at http://apr.org Legislators Push For US Constitutional Convention Ala Group Dropped Tax-Exempt Bid Amid IRS Delays http://apr.org/post/ala-group-dropped-tax-exempt-bid-amid-irs-delays <p>An Alabama tea party group says it gave up its bid for tax-exempt status amid what seemed like delays and unusual scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Now, the head of the group says it appears the organization was caught up in the IRS's admitted practice of targeting conservative groups.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Pete Riehm is chief executive of the Mobile-based Common Sense Campaign. He says the IRS asked for the names of donors and their employers while considering whether the organization should be exempt from paying taxes.<br> Wed, 15 May 2013 11:25:22 +0000 The Associated Press 30410 at http://apr.org Ala Group Dropped Tax-Exempt Bid Amid IRS Delays