Anniston, AL – Congressman Mike Rogers spoke out in praise of legislation that passed the U.S. House Thursday. Rogers says the legislation includes strong provisions to help support Alabama troops and their families, including funding for necessary equipment and body armor. The package also includes language prohibiting the Pentagon from studying efforts to move chemical weapons across state lines to incinerators like the one in Anniston.
Montgomery, AL – The state Senate gave final approval to a six percent pay raise for educators Thursday. Senators also gave final approval to the five-point-two billion dollar education budget. Both will now go to Governor Bob Riley for his signature. However, Riley has expressed his disappointment with both proposals. Senators also passed a proposed four percent state employee raise.