New Legislative Session Begins Tuesday

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By Alabama News Network

The new legislative session begins this week. The session will include possible changes to the state tax code and Medicaid and a proposal to create a state lottery.


The House Republican Caucus is pushing a package of bills aimed at simplifying tax laws while not raising them.


Many Democrats are pushing for an expansion of the Medicaid program, but Republican leaders say that's not going to happen.


Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Craig Ford is proposing the creation of a state lottery, but House Majority Leader Mickey Hammon says that's not going to pass.


Remember, you can get live coverage of the opening day of this legislative session on Tuesday on Alabama News Network in all of our newscasts starting at noon.


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