Press Releases

Congress Intervenes on Behalf of Teacher ‘Duped’ by AEA

Congress Intervenes on Behalf of Teacher ‘Duped’ by AEA Forced political donations at the center of controversy   Birmingham, AL – On April 4, 2012, Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent AEA President Dot Strickland a letter informing her of the Committee’s investigation regarding allegations made by

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Armistead Applauds Movement on Charter School Legislation

 Armistead Applauds Movement on Charter School Legislation   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Alabama is one step closer to landmark reform of Alabama education thanks to Republicans in the House and Senate. This week, a House Committee approved the Education Options Act of 2012 (HB 541), sponsored by Rep. Phil Williams (R – Huntsville). The bill will

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Proposed Changes to Illegal Immigration Law Introduced

Proposed Changes to Illegal Immigration Law Introduced Revisions make the law more enforceable, less burdensome MONTGOMERY – A bill proposing revisions to Alabama’s law cracking down on illegal immigration was introduced today in the Alabama House of Representatives. House Bill 658, sponsored by Rep. Micky Hammon (R-Decatur), is aimed to maintain the strength of Alabama’s

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House Works to Grow Alabama’s Film Production Industry

Bills to fund bonuses for certified teachers, protect benefits for law enforcement also up this week MONTGOMERY – The Alabama House of Representatives will take up a bill aimed to grow the state’s film production industry and boost job growth when lawmakers return for the eighth day of the 2012 legislative session Tuesday. House Speaker

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Alabama Economic Development Alliance Begins Work to Implement Accelerate Alabama Plan

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Economic Development Alliance has held its first meeting focusing on implementation of the Accelerate Alabama strategic plan for the economic development of the state. When he announced the Alliance’s strategic plan last month, Governor Robert Bentley stressed the importance of ensuring that the plan is effectively implemented. “It is important to

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Governor Bentley Details Plans to Improve Alabama’s Roads and Bridges

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday outlined his plans to upgrade roads and bridges throughout the state. Making such improvements, the Governor said, will improve the quality of life for Alabama citizens, and it will also help the state recruit additional jobs from industries that depend on a solid infrastructure. “There are more than

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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

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Bentley Participates in Launch of New Statewide Severe Weather Alerting System

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday joined with weather experts and other leaders at the launch of Alabama SAF-T-Net, a new, site-specific weather alerting system that will use e-mail, text messaging, and phone calls to warn people of approaching severe weather. Alabama SAF-T-Net is offered to residents throughout the state at no cost. The

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