Representative Jay Love http://apr.org en Jim Barton Resigns His South Alabama House Seat http://apr.org/post/jim-barton-resigns-his-south-alabama-house-seat <p>The chairman of a House budget committee, Republican Rep. Jim Barton of Mobile, says he is resigning from the House to take a lobbying job in Montgomery.</p><p>Barton says his resignation is effective immediately. Barton was chairman of the House Ways and Means General Fund Committee, which develops the budget for most non-education state agencies. House Speaker Mike Hubbard named Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark as the new committee chairman.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:52:27 +0000 The Associated Press 35606 at http://apr.org Jim Barton Resigns His South Alabama House Seat Poole Named Ala. House Education Budget Chairman http://apr.org/post/poole-named-ala-house-education-budget-chairman <P>Republican state Rep. Bill Poole of Tuscaloosa has been named chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Education Committee.</P> <P>Poole was appointed to the position Wednesday by Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn. Effective Aug. 1, he will replace Republican Rep. Jay Love of Montgomery, who last week announced he is resigning his position in the Legislature.</P> <P>The Ways and Means Education Committee is charged with putting together the state's almost $6 billion education budget. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:24:30 +0000 The Associated Press 34324 at http://apr.org Poole Named Ala. House Education Budget Chairman