Alabama Representative Mike Ball

Marijuana Derivative
10:41 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative In Ala.

A bill planned for the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature would legalize a substance derived from marijuana that is believed to help control seizures in children.
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A bill planned for the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature would legalize a substance derived from marijuana that is believed to help control seizures in children.

Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Madison told al.com that he plans to sponsor the bill to allow parents of children with certain neurological and epileptic disorders to possess cannabidiol. He says it doesn't produce a high and has no street value.

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Unlimited Campaign Contributions
4:20 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Alabama Campaign Contribution Cap Ends Thursday

Corporations can make unlimited contributions to Alabama candidates for state and local offices starting Thursday.
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Starting Thursday, corporations can make unlimited contributions to Alabama candidates for state and local offices.


The Legislature passed a law to remove the $500 limit on corporate campaign contributions. A proponent of the law, Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Huntsville, said the cap didn't mean much because an attorney general's opinion allowed corporations to give $500 to a political action committee for every election in Alabama in one year. That meant a corporation could give several thousand dollars to a PAC, and it could give to multiple PACs.

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Campaign Finance
4:42 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Sponsor Says Still Work To Do On Campaign Finance Bill

A key House Republican says lawmakers have more work to do before settling on final changes to Alabama campaign finance laws.
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A key House Republican says lawmakers have more work to do before settling on final changes to Alabama campaign finance laws.


But Rep. Mike Ball of Madison says he doesn't want to give in on House GOP proposals concerning political contributions by corporations and utilities, including the influential Alabama Power Co.

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2013 Legislative Session
6:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Ala. Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate Some Runoffs

Alabama Rep. Mike Ball.
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A north Alabama lawmaker is suggesting possible legislation that he said would streamline the state's election process by eliminating some party primary runoffs.


Republican state Rep. Mike Ball of Madison told the Florence Times-Daily the primary runoffs are costly. He said sometimes in special elections the runoff could cause a district to go through most of a legislative session without representation.


Ball said he's researching the idea and hopes to file a bill by the end of March to discontinue most primary runoffs.

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