The Alabama Legislature enters its 7th week on Tuesday, the 15th legislative day. Last week, the House passed the Education Trust Fund budget, but a filibuster by Democrats over the funding of Medicaid delayed any other substantive action. The Senate will take up the education budget this week. Two bills have been introduced which would prevent cities from hiring third party entities to conduct audits or collect municipal taxes. As a result of a recent webinar, information will be forthcoming regarding FEMA’s reimbursements to co–ops for disaster recovery work.