Craig Ford http://apr.org en Two Democrats Announce Intentions http://apr.org/post/two-democrats-announce-intentions <p>Tomorrow’s filing deadline for political candidates is prompting several Democrats to announce their intentions.&nbsp; House minority leader Craig Ford of Gadsden says he’ll run for re-election rather than seeking higher office.&nbsp; He had been considering a run for Governor or Lieutenant Governor but says he can do more from the state legislature.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:36:27 +0000 Associated Press & Jeremy Loeb 46304 at http://apr.org Two Democrats Announce Intentions ALA Democrat Calls to Strip Accountability Funding http://apr.org/post/ala-democrat-calls-strip-accountability-funding <p>An Alabama Democrat says the Accountability Act has failed and is asking lawmakers to divert funding intended for tax credits to another educational program.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; House Minority Leader Craig Ford, of Gadsden, said Thursday that he'd like to see the state reallocate $40 million meant for tax credits under the legislation used instead to expand the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.<br> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:12:19 +0000 The Associated Press 37824 at http://apr.org ALA Democrat Calls to Strip Accountability Funding Fast Passage Leads To Alabama Legislative Slowdown http://apr.org/post/fast-passage-leads-alabama-legislative-slowdown <P>A legislative session that began with a rapid pace five weeks ago has been slowed by hard feelings over the passage of private school tax credits.</P> <P>Democratic opponents of the tax credits are slowing down action in the House and Senate. House Minority Leader Craig Ford says the slowdown will resume when the Legislature meets Tuesday and will continue for the foreseeable future.</P> <P>Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard says Ford is upset Republicans took bold steps to improve public education. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:07:03 +0000 The Associated Press 26518 at http://apr.org Fast Passage Leads To Alabama Legislative Slowdown Legislators File Bills To Allow Firearms In Cars http://apr.org/post/legislators-file-bills-allow-firearms-cars Legislation has been pre-filed in the Alabama House and Senate that would prevent employers and property owners from establishing policies that would prevent workers from transporting and storing firearms and ammunition in their vehicles. The legislation by Democratic Rep. Craig Ford of Gadsden and Democratic Sen. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:45:39 +0000 The Associated Press 19353 at http://apr.org Legislators File Bills To Allow Firearms In Cars Ala. House Democrats to fight districts in DC http://apr.org/post/ala-house-democrats-fight-districts-dc <p><b><font face="Arial">Democrats in the Alabama House have decided to fight new legislative districts in Washington rather than in the state.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden said House Democrats have consulted with their attorneys and decided not to challenge the districts in state court. Instead, they will take their battle to the U.S. Justice Department. The Voting Rights Act requires the Justice Department to approve the new districts before they can be used in the legislative elections in 2014.</font></b></p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:17:57 +0000 Associated Press 14370 at http://apr.org Ala. House Democrats to fight districts in DC