In response to the announcement on Friday that the Obama Justice Department has awarded preclearance to Alabama's legislative redistricting plan that was submitted for review, Speaker Mike Hubbard released the following statement:
"I'm pleased, but not particularly surprised, that the Obama Justice Department has awarded its seal of approval to the legislative redistricting plan. This is proof positive that the districts were created fairly and drawn without a political agenda.
The only political agenda that exists in this process is among those who would continue to fight this plan even after a Democrat-dominated Justice Department has determined it to be fair and equitable to all Alabamians.
We made it clear from the outset that we were committed to seeking public input from across the state and utilizing the federal census data in a manner that resulted in fairly drawn legislative districts that fully fell within the parameters of the law. And that's exactly what happened.
I congratulate the Reapportionment Committee, House Chairman Jim McClendon and Senate Chairman Gerald Dial on a job well done.
I look forward to the day when Alabama may once again run its own affairs and determine its own destiny without having to seek permission from Washington, D.C. to follow the course we have charted."
Development Plans Approved Over Objections
Plans are in motion for a new dothan apartment complex on east cottonwood road, but people who live nearby say they're afraid the new development...
Rain Could Cause Local Farmers More Harm Than Good
Many local farmers were begging for rain, but for some of them it came a little too late and could do now more harm than...
House Committee Advances Key Education Bill
Roby leading effort to "reduce the federal footprint" in education.
Plastic Bags May Be Phased Out
Grocery stores across the world are banning the use of plastic bags--most recently, Los Angeles. Many are saying it's only a matter time before they will be...
Video: Hoffa Hotspots Turn Cold
The latest search for Jimmy Hoffa's body didn't turn up anything--but this is not the first time this has happened.
Video: Brine Company Offers Buyouts Due To Sinkhole
Nearly one hundred homeowners are being paid to move.
Video: Should We Really Take Vitamins?
Doctor claims there are more downsides than upsides.
Video: Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Subway Top "Best" List
When it comes to travel, we have our favorites.
Video: Tea Party Stages IRS Protest
The Tea Party said its not been away and not going away.
Video: Blind Woman Could Lose Seeing Eye Dog
Cancer could cause woman, dog to lose each other
Page 1 of 1724