What to Expect This Legislative Session
The legislative session is less than a month away, but what can you expect?
CBS 8 News sat down with CBS 8 Political Analyst Steve Flowers and asked him to break down the upcoming session. He says the issues that will come up will be primarily financial issues, not social issues like we've seen in past two years.
"The budgets will take priority," Flowers says.
After 20 children were shot and killed in an elementary school shooting in Newtown, state and community leaders have been tossing around ideas on how to prevent school violence.
Some lawmakers say the answer is to arm teachers and administrators with guns.
Parents weigh in.
Flowers says because Alabama is a very conservative state, and because this session, republicans are the majority, he says there will be no new taxes.