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SCOFIELD PASSES COMMON-SENSE BROADBAND INVESTMENT LEGISLATION

SB 253 is a free-market approach to build high-speed internet


ETHICS COMMISSION DECISION

Representative David Standridge Comments on Ethics Commission's Decision Regarding Governor Bentley


STANDRIDGE APPOINTED TO RULES

Speaker appoints Rep. David Standridge to Agenda-setting Rules Committee


STATE FUNDS ANNOUNCED

Bridge to Get Repairs Needed For Re-Opening


DROUGHT CONDITIONS CRITICAL FOR FARMERS

Shedd Asks Governor for Hay Transportation Assistance


REP. STANDRIDGE TAKES OFFENSE AT GOVERNOR'S REMARKS

Calls for Governor Robert Bentley to retract and apologize for hurtful statement about Alabama's Teachers and Students


SENATOR SCOFIELD APPOINTED TO TVA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Will help advise TVA on managing agency's reservoir operations


MCCUTCHEON ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF HOUSE DRIVER’S LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE

Rep. Randall Shedd to Chair the Interim Committee


SENATOR SCOFIELD ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION AS A COMMISSIONER IN THE FIRST-EVER SIMULATED CONVENTION OF STATES

Chairs the Alabama Delegation


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT STATE PARKS

Marshall County Lawmakers Spearhead Effort to Protect State Parks


SURPLUS PROPERTY FACILITY AT EVA TO STAY

Rep. Randall Shedd Says the facility is critical to first respondersa and local governments in north Alabama


LAWMAKERS BEGIN IMPEACHMENT PROCESS

Bi-partisan effort to remove Governor Robert Bentley


SCOFIELD GUEST EDITORIAL

Government-owned Broadband Is A Risky Project


SCOFIELD BILL WOULD PREVENT FUTURE TRANSFERS OF STATE PARK REVENUES

A Constitutional Amendment proposed by State Senator Clay would insure that revenues generated by Alabama State Parks would be kept in the parks system.


RURAL CAUCUS CHAIRMAN PLEASED WITH GOVERNOR'S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Rep. Standridge looks forward to legislation in upcoming session to move rural Alabama forward.


SCOFIELD HONORED AS OUTSTANDING AUBURN ALUMNI

Senator Clay Scofield named one of 10 outstanding Auburn Alumni


SHEDD RECOMMENDS SLOW APPROACH TO PENSION OVERHAUL

Wants to be cautious in making further changes to the state's pension system.


SPECIALTY BOAT TAGS COULD GENERATE $5 MILLION ANNUALLY TO STATE PARKS

Proposal by Senators Scofield, Dial & Rep. Wilcox would mirror automobile tags program


REP. SHEDD WILL OFFER BILL TO SET PRIORITIES FOR ANY NEW REVENUES IN THE STATE BUDGET

"Solving the General Fund problem is a daunting task, but I believe if we set priorities in line with the thinking of the people of Alabama, we can solve the problem."


WHY I OPPOSE UNEARMARKING

Representative Randall Shedd explains why he voted against unearmarking state funds.


CLOSING RURAL DRIVER'S LICENSE OFFICES DRAWS STRONG OPPOSITION

Rep. Standridge concerned about Alabama Law Enforcement Agency plans to single out rural Alabama for office closings


GOVERNOR CALLS SPECIAL SESSION

Governor Robert Bentley Announces Special Session Will Start July 13th


NEW COMMISSION TO STUDY PUBLIC PENSIONS

State Rep. Randall Shedd Appointed to Study Commission for Public Pension Reform


ELDERLY AND DISABLED MAY NOW MOVE TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE AT POLLING PLACES

HB 41 by Rep. Standridge signed by the governor.


NO TAX HIKES

"It's Time to get rid of the earmarks crippling Alabama's budgets", - Rep. Will Ainsworth


RICH RECEIVES ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Public Accounts and Joint Transportation


Legislative Committees

County's delegation gets legislative committee appointments


Rep. Randall Shedd Sworn In

Joins Marshall County Legislative Delegation


Rich Oath of Office Ceremony

Friday, Nov. 7th, Albertville Courthouse


Scofield Oath of Office Ceremony

November 5th, Marshall County Courthouse


Local Businesswoman Named to New State Commission

Jeannie Courington appointed to the Alabama Small Business Commission


Scofield Receives Honor

Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence Presents Award of Distinction


ADECA Grant Announced

New Biking Trails Coming to Lake Guntersville State Park


Mrs. Dianne Bentley checks Cathedral Caverns off her Bucket List

Alabama's First Lady tours Cathedral Caverns and Guntersville State Park on April 16,2014.


Scofield Appointed to Confirmations Committee

Scofield gains seat on the Alabama Senate Confirmations Committee, a powerful committee which deals with nominations and appointments by the governor


Rep. Wes Long Will Not Seek Re-election

"After a lot of prayerful consideration.....I have decided to step back from public service at this time to focus more on raising our two children and focusing on our family."


Senator Scofield appointed to the Energy Council


Rich Explains Position on School Accountability Amendment

Legislature Overides Governor's Executive Amendment on final day of Session.


BRAC School Bonds Will Meet Many Local School Needs

Marshall County legislators say that soon-to-be issued school bonds are a huge opportunity for the county’s school systems to address construction needs.


Scofield's Bill Makes Murder With A Restraining Order A Capital Offense

Senate Bill 141, sponsored by Clay Scofield (R-Red Hill), is named Kelley’s Law after a Marshall County woman


Rich Tapped As Legislator of the Year

The Christian Coalition Of Alabama Names Kerry Rich As Their Legislator of the Year


"We Dare Defend Our Rights"

Long says House agenda for 2013 Session reflects legislative priorities


Former Senator Hinton Mitchem Dies At Age 74

Mitchem represented Marshall County for 36 years in the Alabama Legislature.


Scofield Appointed to Rules Committee

Freshman Senator tapped for position on influential committee


Scofield Promotes Tourism Through Literature at Festival in Moundville

Presents nation's first tourism fiction award for to Guntersville writer, Kathryn Lang


U.S. Dept. of Energy recognizes Boaz

New Solar Powered Streetlights in the Spotlight


A New Angle On Tourism

As Chairman of the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee, Senator Clay Scofield presents nation's first tourism fiction award and makes appeal to other writers


Mediation Program Expected to Yield Significant Benefits


Scofield: "Court's Ruling A Blow to Individual Rights and Personal Freedom"

Congress can force any mandate on the people and simply call it a tax.


Impact of Supreme Court Ruling in U.S. vs Arizona

Three sections of the Arizona law were included in H.B. 56. Ruling will impact Alabama.


Praise For School Calendar Proposal

Long says Bill will save considerable money in the education budget without raising taxes or forcing payroll cuts while keeping fall break and extending the summer vacation.


Road and Bridge Tort Reform Measure Is Now Law

Governor Bentley has signed Scofield and Long's Tort Reform Bill


House Repeals 2007 Payraise

Long says bill passed by the House removes the matter of legislative compensation from the hands of lawmakers


State of the Lake Address

Monday, April 9th at 5:00 pm, Guntersville Town Hall


Halfway Point in 2012 Legislative Session

Rep. Long summarizes important achievements


No Payraise for County's Legislators

Delegation declines pay increase


Long Turns Down Pay Raise

"I cannot serve this area if I do not lead by example."


Mandatory Ultrasound Legislation Protects Life and Respects Women

Scofield releases statement


Compensation to National Board Certified Teachers

Bill to incentivize teacher certificatoin clears House committee


Long Appointed to Nuclear Energy Committee

Committee oversees nuclear energy activites and hazardous waste and chemical toxic waste disposal.


Scofield and Long Receive Leadership Awards

The Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee recognizes Marshall County Legislators for their work on Tort Reform


Volunteer Mediation Program Announced

Legislative delegation secures funding to help ease court load by utilizing volunteers to mediate in child custody cases.


More Jobs Filled Locally Since Immigration Law Passed

Marshall County Legislators Credit Immigration Law with Declining Unemployment in County


Majority Leader Micky Hammon on Impact Immigration Law is Having on Unemployment

News Release from the Alabama House Majority Caucus


Agreement Reached on Teacher Retirement

Policy changes address extenuating circumstances regarding the PEEHIP issue.


Governor Bentley Announces ALVerify

A new web-based system is available to verify residency requirements under Alabama's immigration law.


Alabama Legislators Weigh In On Federal Immigration Lawsuit

Amicus Curiae Brief filed with federal court


Scofield and Long Receive Advocate for Progress Award

Freshmen legislators recognized by Business Council of Alabama


Rich and Scofield Serve on Conference Committee on Illegal Immigration

The Alabama Legislature has passed a law addressing illegal immigration. Some call it the toughest law in the country.


Senator Scofield Passes Bill to Boost Alabama Tourism

Scofield's Agri-tourism Bill will help state's largest industries - Agriculture and Tourism


Job Incentives Act Passed

The "Made in Alabama" Job Incentives Act, will use innovative tax incentives to recruit international companies to Alabama.


Long Moves Product Liability Tort Reform to Passage

HB 251 Sponsored by Representative Wes Long will help protect jobs and foster future economic development


Attorney General Opinion Requested on Lake Weeds

The Tennessee Valley Legislative Caucus discussed the threat of invasive species of aquatic plants in the Lake Guntersville Reservoir.


Long Passes Bill to Foster New Agribusiness Industry

This legislation will allow Yellow Perch to be raised and processed in our state.


House Delivers on Promised "Handshake" Bills

Majority delivers on promised reforms ten days into Regular Session.


Bill to Protect Drug Endangered Babies Withstands Filibuster

Representative Wes Long brings a bill to protect a fetus against a mother’s use of drugs one step closer to law.


Rep Kerry Rich Finds Support in Legislature for Abortion Restriction Bill

A bill banning elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gets overwhelming support.


Scofield Gets New Oversight Committees


Rich Advances Bill to Fight Voter Fraud

the House advanced a bill that would require registered voters to present government-is­sued photo identification if they want to cast a ballot on Election Day in 2014.


Rich Named Assistant Majority Whip

District 26 State Representative Kerry Rich has been named Assistant Majority Whip in the Alabama House of Representatives.


Aviation College To Continue At Albertville

Enterprise State Community College Grows Alabama Aviation College Footprint.


Scofield To Serve On Workforce Investment Board

Ivey Makes Two Appointments to Workforce Investment Board; Focus on Creating Jobs


Long Appointed to Joint State Parks Committee

Rep. Wes Long Reveives Appointment to Joint Legislative Committee on Parks


Local Delegation Calls Special Session A Huge Success

Marshall County legislators believe Alabama now has some of the strongest ethics laws in the country.


Campaign Finance Bill amended to recognize efforts of former Rep. Jeff McLaughlin


Representative Wes Long reflects on his election to the District 27 House seat and what he hopes to accomplish.


Representative Kerry Rich: “Our slate is very full”


Scofield and Long discuss Special Session on Ethics


Honor Our Veterans on November 11, 2010


Spirit Of Public Service Award


McDaniel's Meth Database Bill Passes


Mitchem Announces Retirement


McDaniel Announces Retirement




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