Legislative Organizational Session Begins Tuesday
The newly elected Alabama Legislature begins its organizational session Tuesday, but the leadership will look much like the old Legislature. House members say they expect to re-elect Republican Mike Hubbard for another four-year term as speaker even though he's been indicted on ethics charges. Senate members say they expect to re-elect Republican Del Marsh as president pro tem. Legislative leaders say the chairmanships of major committees will remain largely the same because so many legislators got re-elected in November. It's much different from four years ago, when Republicans took control of the Legislature for the first time in 136 years and had to build a leadership structure from scratch. Marsh says he hopes to complete the organizational session Wednesday. The regular session begins March 3.