Alabama lawmakers begin 2018 legislative session

Alabama State House

Alabama’s thirty day lawmaking session began Tuesday.

State legislators have a some tough budgetary issues to tackle this legislative session, including prison reform and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, before they adjourn to hit the campaign trail ahead of the June primaries.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will give her first State of the State address on Tuesday night. During her address to a Joint Session of the Alabama Legislature, Ivey will discuss her legislative priorities for the year, which includes a proposal for a pay raise for teachers and state employees.