The Alabama Legislature convened yesterday for the first day of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session. Both chambers met briefly and then adjourned to attend the Governor’s State of the State Address.
The first day saw 207 bills introduced, less than a normal first day. This is most likely indicative that the mood of the body is to pass the budgets and get out of town. Frankly, the legislators are still worn-out from a contentious 2015 that saw the regular session and two special sessions keep them in Montgomery for a great part of the year.