Press Releases

Alabama Exports for 2011 Surge to Highest Level Ever

Alabama’s exports in 2011 continued to grow and recorded the highest-ever total for the value of goods exported during a single year: $17.9 billion, up 15.4 percent from $15.5 billion in 2010. “Companies in Alabama are remaining competitive in the global marketplace, and we continue to assist them through the Alabama Development Office and the […]

Senate Passes Bill to End Taxpayer-Funded Retirement Benefits for Corrupt Public Officials

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Senate today passed a measure that would stop convicted public officials and public employees from receiving taxpayer-funded pension benefits. Senate Bill 213, sponsored by Senator Orr, requires public employees who plead guilty or are convicted of a felony offense related to the performance of duties in office to forfeit the taxpayer-funded […]

House Passes Key Economic Development Bill

Despite scare tactics, lawmakers approve bi-partisan plan to recruit new jobs, retain existing industry MONTGOMERY – Alabama is one step closer to having a major weapon in its economic development arsenal, as the House of Representatives passed a key job-growth bill on Thursday. House members passed a constitutional amendment that allows voters to give the […]

Key Component of Governor Bentley’s Jobs Agenda Approved by House of Representatives

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday applauded Alabama House members for approving a key component of his jobs and economic development agenda. Representatives approved House Bill 159, a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize an incentives program to help recruit more companies to Alabama.  The measure would also help existing businesses expand and hire more workers […]

Armistead Praises Job Creation Bills Passed by Alabama Republicans

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Tuesday, the Alabama House passed two important bills out of their chamber, demonstrating Republicans’ commitment to passing legislation that will help put more Alabamians to work. The ‘Heroes for Hire’ Tax Credit Act, House Bill 152, sponsored by Representative DuWayne Bridges of Valley, will offer a $2,000 tax credit to businesses which […]

Senate Approves Proposals Aimed at Improving Private Sector Economy

MONTGOMERY – Members of the Alabama Senate today continued carrying out their commitment to prioritizing and passing legislation that will improve the state’s private sector economy. “Leading into the session we pledged to focus first and foremost on proposals that will improve Alabama’s economy and today we continued to pass legislation that will do just […]

“Heroes for Hire” Veterans Jobs Bill Passes House

Legislature continues focus on job growth legislation MONTGOMERY – A proposal to help returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans find work passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday, as lawmakers continued their commitment to making job growth legislation the top priority in the 2012 Regular Session. The House also passed enabling legislation for the […]

Chapman Presents National Award to Condoleezza Rice

Chapman Presents National Award to Condoleezza Rice

ASHINGTON— On Saturday, Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman personally presented former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with the Margaret Smith Chase American Democracy Award at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C.  This ceremony was in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State winter meeting where Secretary Chapman, as current President of […]