It has taken almost 8 years to get it right but Senator Linda Coleman had as a priority since first elected to the state legislature to pass legislation that would give cities and other local governments the tools they needed to eliminate blighted properties that for years been on the delinquent property tax list.
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Sponsored Bills For 2013 Legislative Session
Bill - SB 391 - Role - Sponsor
Class 1 municipality, (Birmingham), city council, authorization for ordinance to permit October 1 to September 30 fiscal year, establish deadlines for submission of budget proposal and adoption of general fund budget, budget hearing, publication of notice of meeting, paper not required to be a daily paper, Act 452, 1955 Reg. Sess., am'd.
Medicaid, Lift Every Voice
On Tuesday March 5th at 10:00 AM in the Capitol Auditorium, the Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus will host a Public Hearing on Medicaid expansion. This hearing is to provide a forum to listen to the public, persons who are recipients of Medicaid, professional service providers who serve those on Medicaid and other elected officials. The Governor has said that he will not expand Medicaid, and Alabama will not be part of the Affordable Health Care Act passed by Congress. In 2010, Alabama had approximately 332,000 uninsured citizens, and now, the authority to expand Medicaid to individuals with family incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL), is the Governor’s decision. In his 2011 State of the State address, the Governor stated that he would work to provide healthcare for all our fellow citizens that is both affordable and accessible. Governor, that opportunity is knocking at the door. Expanding Medicaid provides just what you promised the people in 2011.