State lawmakers hope to debate revolving door bill

Alabama State Capital, Montgomery, Alabama (MGN Online)
Alabama State Capital, Montgomery, Alabama (MGN Online)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama legislators are returning to Montgomery after last week’s meeting schedule got interrupted by the winter storm.

Both the Senate and the House get back to work Tuesday afternoon.

Alabama Senate leaders hope to vote on a proposal to ban legislators from becoming lobbyists for two years after they leave office. A loophole in current law allows lawmakers to resign and immediately lobby the chamber opposite where they served.

Some Republicans are pushing the bill after several GOP lawmakers resigned last year.

House Republicans will hold a noon press conference on an effort to allow high school students to enroll in job-training classes at two-year colleges.

Outside the Statehouse, a coalition of groups will hold a noon rally to call for new regulations on payday loans.

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