January 2018 Newsletter

Lead Article

Legislature begins fast session

Public transit bill already passed in Senate

“Pass budgets and go home.” That’s the spirit in the air as Alabama legislators look to make quick work of the 2018 session. Even so, we still see some opportunities.

This year may bring a breakthrough on public transportation. The Senate already has passed a bill to create a state Public Transportation Trust Fund. We’ll also keep building momentum to reform payday lending and reduce the burden of criminal justice debt on families. For the latest news on our issues throughout the session, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit to sign up for action alerts and the Arise Daily News Digest.