A look at activity by the Alabama Legislature, which has completed 17 days of the current session. The Senate passed SB 253, which establishes incentives for rural broadband initiatives. It now goes to the House. SB 257 by Sen. Arthur Orr, which would expand incentives for investment in farm irrigation, passed the full Senate and a House committee last Thursday. Legislation which would have raised the gas tax four cents in October for road and bridge construction, and nine cents overall by 2024, is dead for this session.
It was great to see everyone at the ACRE Golf Tournament and the 2017 Annual Meeting last week. Thanks to all who participated!