NWFL AGC 2017 Final Legislative Report

AGC Alabama Northwest Florida Section Final 2017  Legislative Report  Prepared by R. Bruce Kershner, Government Relations Director July 19, 2017 Sixty Days Plus, Plus The 2017 Legislative Session was disjointed from the start.  The House took up bills that the Senate refused to hear, and the Senate took up bills that the House refused to hear.  From the onset, it …

Florida Legislative Report – Week 9 for NWFL Section of AlabamaAGC Legislative Report for AGC Alabama Northwest Florida Section Prepared by R. Bruce Kershner, Government Relations Director

Week Nine Drags on Until Late . . . Session is Extended It’s no surprise to those of us who witnessed the bizarre schedule that occurred over the last two weeks of Session and the private, behind-the-scenes budget negotiations that occurred between leadership without the benefit of conference committees that the regular Florida Legislative Session did not come to a …

AlabamaAGC Legislative Update – May 22, 2017 by Chris Williams – Director of Governmental Relations – AlabamaAGC

Volume 26 No. 14                                                                                     May 22, 2017  The 2017 Regular Session came to an end late on Friday night, May 19th.  As is the case more often than not, the Legislature left more undone then done.  Read full report:   Volume 26 No 14

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act

Mobile Section AlabamaAGC  member John G. Walton and his wife Kathy were on hand as Governor Ivey signed the Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act. The Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act  (ACT 2017-336)  creates the crime of vehicular homicide. This Act is a fitting memorial to Johnny & Kathy’s son Marshall Walton who died in a work zone accident …

AGC Northwest Florida Legislative Report for Week 8 ending April 30 2017

  AGC Alabama Northwest Florida Section Prepared by R. Bruce Kershner, Government Relations Director April 30, 2017  Week Eight Legislative Report  Last Week Not many political pundits who walk the halls of the Capitol in Tallahassee can recall the last time the Florida House did not hold a floor session on the last Monday of the last week of Session.  …

AlabamaAGC Legislative Update April 24, 2017

Volume 26 No. 9                                                                                       April 24, 2017  Governor Kay Ivey was settling in as Alabama’s new chief executive last week, putting her own signature on public policy.  The big news was moving the U.S. Senate race from next year to August 2017.  In AGC news a big hurdle was reached when SB82, the Marshall James Walton legislation, was reported …

AlabamaAGC Legislative Update – April 17, 2017 by Chris Williams

Alabama AGC Legislative Update – Volume 26 No. 8 History was made in Alabama last week.  On Monday, less than a week after addressing the Montgomery Section Meeting, Kay Ivey became Governor in the wake of Robert Bentley’s resignation. While history was being made in the Executive Branch of Government the Legislature continued its work. Read more:   AlabamaAGC Legislative Report …

AlabamaAGC – Legislative Day on the Hill

  Please join AlabamaAGC for our Day on the Hill scheduled for this Thursday, April 20th. Jeff Rodgers or Chris Williams will meet you at the front door of the State House located at 11 South Union Street (directly behind the Capitol) at 9:00 a.m.   The goal is to  meet with some of your local legislators and hear from some …

Legislative Report Week 6 – for NWFL Section of AlabamaAGC

Legislative Report for AGC Alabama Northwest Florida Section Prepared by R. Bruce Kershner, Government Relations Director April 16, 2017  Week Six Legislative Report  Short Work Week for Lawmakers State lawmakers worked an abbreviated week six as they paused to observe the religious holidays.  The focus during an otherwise quite week was the state budget.  The House and Senate approved their …