ALGOP Chair Terry Lathan applauds Republican Caucus’ legislative accomplishments

Terry Lathan
ALGOP Chairman Terry Lathan [Photo Credit: ALGOP Facebook]

The Alabama Legislature ended its 2018 session on Thursday after using 26 of its available 30 work days.  Following the close of session, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan praised the Republican Caucus’ for its legislative accomplishments and  “positive progress” during the 2018 legislative session.

“We are proud that our Alabama Republican legislators worked so well together this session to pass legislation that will greatly benefit our state,” Lathan said in a statement. “We are thankful for Governor Ivey’s leadership in partnering with our legislature to make sure our state reaches its maximum potential. From historic middle-class tax cuts to teacher pay raises, our Republican legislators have worked hard to improve the quality of life for countless Alabamians.”

Lathan celebrated the Caucus for leading the way in passing the following pieces of legislation:

  • The first tax cut for middle-class Alabamians since 2008
  • The largest state education budget since 2006
  • A 2.5% pay raise for teachers
  • The first state employee pay raise in a decade
  • The Parks for Patriots Act, which welcomes Alabama veterans to state parks for no charge
  • The Alabama Rural Broadband Act, which expands broadband services in rural Alabama
  • The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, which requires private companies and state agencies to report data breaches to consumers
  • The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering to be built in Huntsville, AL
  • The 2019 Alabama State Budget which: ‘increases funds for prisons and state troopers, and protects taxpayers by avoiding any new taxes’

“These legislative acts are an example of the many reasons we must keep a Republican majority in the state house and senate. Alabama voters will remember lower taxes, technology advances, better education and fiscally conservative budgets when they head to the polls this November,” Lathan continued. “We look forward to watching our GOP team continue to serve our citizens as they strive to make our state a better place to live and call home. As we close this chapter of 2018 and journey toward a busy election season, we will keep our vision clear and move ahead with a determination to be a party of purpose and strength.”