Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard

Immigration Suit
4:54 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

New Suit Filed Against Alabama Immigration Law

Alabamas immigration law is coming under fire again.
Credit Florida Atlantic University

A coalition of civil rights organizations is suing to stop part of Alabama's immigration law requiring officials to post lists of illegal immigrants in the state's court system online.


The federal court suit was filed Thursday on behalf of four Latinos in Montgomery County who were accused of fishing without a state fishing license.


Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Kristi Graunke says the law is designed to humiliate and make life difficult for immigrants regardless of their status.

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Party Switch
4:17 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Rep. Laird Leaves Democrats To Be Independent

Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke has switched parties from the Democratic Party to an independent.
Credit http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/house.html

One of the veteran Democrats in the Alabama House, Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke, has announced he's becoming an independent.


Laird said Monday the Democratic Party today is much different than it was when he was first elected to the House in 1978. He said the party has lost its conservative core.


Laird said he will meet with the Republican caucus in the House, even though he's not joining the House's majority party.

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House Republican Agenda
5:17 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Republican Alabama House Members Propose Agenda

Alabama House Republicans have announced an agenda for the upcoming legislative session that could put the state at odds with the Obama Administration.
Credit Trance Mist / Flickr

Alabama House Republicans have announced an agenda for the upcoming legislative session of items that could put the state at odds with the Obama administration.


The agenda includes a measure aimed at slowing down Obama administration efforts to stiffen gun control regulations through federal laws or executive orders.


House Speaker Mike Hubbard proposed an amendment that would put the right to gun ownership in the Alabama Constitution. He says the amendment would give Alabama the "strongest gun protection" law in the country.

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Business & Education
6:35 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Meeting Set to Discuss Alabama School Shootings

Wednesday's meeting in Montgomery comes in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
abcnews.go.com

Members of the House and Senate Education Policy committees will hold a joint hearing to discuss keeping students and teachers safe in the event of a school shooting and preventing such incidents.

The hearing will include House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier and state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice. The meeting will also include other law enforcement and education officials.


The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 at the Alabama Statehouse.

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