PAUL BUSSMAN Forecasting The 2017 Legislative Session

by | Feb 5, 2017 | Alabama News, Breaking News, Cullman, Lawrence, Legislators, Politics, Senator Paul Bussman, Winston

PAUL BUSSMAN Forecasting The 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Alabama Legislative Session begins TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 7th.

Paul Bussman, the Alabama State District 4 Senator (serving Cullman, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties) will once again keep citizens up-to-date throughout the 2017 Alabama Legislative session and beyond here on the pages of Cullman Today.

This week’s topics are largely a forecast on what is ahead:

1. The 2017 Alabama Legislative Session
2. Governor Bentley’s push for mega-prisons while racking up $800+ million in long-term debt
3. Senator Bussman believes equivalent emphasis should be placed on related topics such as Mental Health Care and Judicial Sentencing Reforms
4. The annual ritual of State Agencies asking for “pie-in-the-sky’ budget amounts
5. Cautious optimism on the transition of Federal power from Obama to Trump
6. Challenges with Senate leadership
7. The next phase of Senator Bussman’s Industrial Hemp legislation

Senator Bussman will also be focusing on several new bills this Session including:

a. WAIVING DORMITORY LIVING REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS Living Within 75 miles of a college
b. Finding a way for HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS to receive a GED equivalent so they can attend Police Academies and other post-high school educational programs that currently require a GED

Here is an overview and play-by-play commentary from Senator Bussman on WEEK 0 of the 2016 Alabama Legislative Sessions:

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