GOAT HILL REPORTS

Goat Hill Report- Week ending Feb. 9, 2024

The 2024 Regular Session of the Alabama legislature began at noon on Tuesday, February 6, and later that evening Governor Kay Ivey delivered her State of the State address. Most observers are predicting an eventful and even contentious session, with issues like gambling and school choice on the agenda. Since…

February 12, 2024

Goat Hill Report-Week Ending in May 26, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 24, 25, 26 and 27 of the 2023 legislative session. Four meeting days is unusual for a regular legislative session, but Day 27 occurred when legislative leaders decided to extend the late Thursday session into the wee hours of Friday morning. Based on…

May 30, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending May 19, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 21, 22 and 23 of the 2023 legislative session, leaving seven days in the 30-day session. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Anti-ESG Legislation Advances On Thursday, the Alabama Senate passed a…

May 22, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending May 12, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 19 and 20 of the 2023 legislative session, reaching the 2/3 completion mark of the 30-day session. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Anti-ESG legislationThis week, SB261 by Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain…

May 15, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending May 5, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature had a three-day work week and completed Days 16, 17 and 18 of the 2023 legislative session out of the maximum 30 legislative days. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Education Budget and Supplemental…

May 8, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 28, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature reached the halfway point of the 2023 legislative session, completing 15 days out of the maximum 30 legislative days. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. General Fund Budget Passes the House The Alabama House…

May 2, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 21, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held another three-day week as they continue to “catch up” from the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 13 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and the session is expected to wrap up in early-to-mid-June….

April 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 14, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held a three-day week, which is considered an accelerated pace but is necessary to make up for the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 10 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and at this pace…

April 17, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report for Week Ending March 24, 2023 The Alabama Legislature’s 2023 Regular Session resumed this week after the hiatus for the Special Session to allocate federal ARPA funds. The legislature met two days this week but will be off this week for Spring Break. Budgets Introduced On Tuesday,…

March 27, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending March 17, 2023

 Special Session Wraps Up   The Alabama Legislature spent the second week of the special session finalizing expenditures of the federal ARPA funds. On Thursday, Alabama lawmakers gave approval to spend $1.06 billion in federal ARPA funds on broadband, water and sewer projects and healthcare reimbursements. In the legislature’s final step in…

March 20, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending March 10, 2023

The 2023 Regular Session of the Alabama legislature began on Tuesday, March 7, and shortly thereafter the session was suspended until Tuesday, March 21 in order to prepare for a much-rumored Special Session. Repeating the tactic she utilized four years ago to pass an increase in the state’s gas tax…

March 13, 2023

Goat Hill Report- End of 2022 Session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned Sine Die late in the night on Thursday, April 7, marking the end of the 2022 regular session. Technically the session ended on the 29th legislative day – one day earlier than the maximum allowed 30 days – but the session did go past midnight by…

April 13, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 18, 2022

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 22 and 23 of the 2022 legislative session, leaving seven more legislative days. The legislature is set to take their Spring Break next week, and will return the week of March 28. We continue to hear that the session will conclude in early…

March 21, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 11, 2022

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 19, 20 and 21 of the 2022 legislative session. This week, the legislature will hold a two-day week (Tuesday and Thursday session days) and then take Spring Break the week of March 21. Speculation continues to circulate that the session will conclude in…

March 15, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Feb. 18, 2022

This week Alabama legislature completed Days 10, 11 and 12 of the 2022 legislative session. With another 3-day week this coming week, by next Thursday legislators will reach the halfway point of the session’s 30 meeting days. Details of this week’s notable legislative action, as well as key political news,…

February 21, 2022