Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, filed the bill, called the Open Schools Act, on Thursday. It’s been assigned to the Senate Education Policy Committee and a public hearing is set for 10:45 a.m.Tuesday.
By our count, this is fifth edition of Inside Alabama Politics to speculate on the possibility of a special session of the Alabama Legislature to take care of unfinished business from the COVID-curtailed 2020 Regular Session. There are good reasons for that.
Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh rocked the Alabama political world last week by telling The Anniston Star he would not be seeking a seventh term in 2022. (Kudos, by the way, to The Star for the big scoop). This week, we asked Marsh, the Senate’s top leader since 2010, what that means for Senate leadership for the next two years.
A week after a public dispute between Gov. Kay Ivey and members of the Legislature about who should control about $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief money, the governor on Thursday sent lawmakers a detailed proposal for allocating most of it.