Today I've visiting withe Greg Reed, the new President Pro Tem of the Alabama Senate. I
Gov. Kay Ivey submitted her budget proposals to the Legislature Wednesday, asking for modest pay raises for teachers, school support staff and state workers along with targeted funding increases for several programs, including the state's troubled prison system.
Session starts with caution, big bills; Marsh steps down, Reed steps into Pro Tem role; Ivey touts prison plan, urges transparent gambling debate; Changes sought to Habitual Offender Act; What's on tap today at the State House
Ivey to propose pay raises; State health officer on vaccine: 'Not enough to go around'; J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID-19, but is less effective; Cutting edge health tech making a difference in rural Alabama, but funding is uncertain; Incentives bill filed
Vital Engine, a software application developed by Abel Healthcare Enterprises, allows doctors to communicate and share information in real time, leading to faster diagnoses and cutting down on unnecessary patient trips to major medical centers to see specialists.
General Fund looks okay, law enforcement agencies ask for funds; Mental health services in schools improving, more help needed; Alabama becomes latest state to detect COVID-19 variant; The latest from Washington; First look at Medical Marijuana bill