Brent Wilson, Author at Bama Politics

Alabama HB 96 Would Treat One Ounce of Marijuana As Simple Fine

Brent Wilson | March 14, 2019
Marijuana Leaf

Representative Laura Hall wants to change Alabama’s marijuana laws. Hall has introduced HB 96 which will change what defines unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree and second degree while also creating unlawful possession of marijuana in the third degree. The bill, should it...

Alabama House Approves Rebuild Alabama Act 83-20

Brent Wilson | March 8, 2019
Alabama House of Representatives Chambers

The Alabama House has approved the Rebuild Alabama Act by a vote of 83-20. A breakdown of the bill can be found here, but essentially increases the Alabama gas and diesel tax by 10 cents. The House also approved HB 3, which approves borrowing money...

Alabama SB 61 Allows You To Rescue Animals In Locked Cars

Brent Wilson | March 8, 2019
Dog in a Vehicle

Alabama State Senator Del Marsh has animals in mind with Alabama SB 61. The bill would essentially allow for a person who believes an animal is in imminent danger of suffering bodily harm to remove the animal from the vehicle and avoid facing any liability...

Rebuild Alabama Act – Everything You Need To Know

Brent Wilson | March 6, 2019
Kay Ivey Signs Special Session For Gas Tax

The Rebuild Alabama ACT has passed and has been signed into law. The Rebuild Alabama Act has officially been released and while the gas tax has been the most talked about issue related to the Act, the bill calls for other increases as well. Check...

Gadsden To Spend $5,000 A Month On Lobbying Firm

Brent Wilson | February 21, 2019
Gadsden City Council

Gadsden elected officials need help and that help is going to cost tax payers $5,000 per month. The city council voted to hire a lobbying group to advocate on behalf of the city in the upcoming legislative session, according to the Gadsden Times. The initial...

Lee County School Property Tax Renewal Passes

Brent Wilson | February 19, 2019
Lee County Board of Education

The Lee County special election to renew existing property taxes for schools has passed. The tax renewals help fund Lee County, Auburn and Opelika schools as well as the Lee County Youth Development Center. The taxes are expected to generate around $12 million per year....

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