State House Republicans Unveil Legislative Agenda
Republicans in the Alabama House are unveiling their legislative agenda. It includes new restrictions on abortion clinics, a gun protection amendment, paying back the trust fund and measures against Obamacare.
This is the third regular session that the Republicans are in control, which means these bills that they're proposing will likely pass.
"The rights of Alabamians are under constant threat," says Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.
But a main focus of the Republican Party: opposing Obamacare by allowing employers to opt out of mandates like providing insurance for contraceptives.
We did talk to Democratic State Representative Joe Hubbard of Montgomery. He is out of town, but gave us his reaction. He says "as well pull of out the recession, the good people of Alabama expect more from the legislature than cheap political statements. Some of these proposed laws do everything for politics, but nothing for the people."
Republican leaders say school safety is a priority and are still working on a plan. They say the agenda will be the first items taken up by the house when the session starts on February 5.