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GOP Pushed Bills On Agenda At Start Of Ala. Session

Montgomery, AL – The new Republican majority in the Alabama Legislature will flex its muscles as several bills Republicans campaigned on last year will be up first for consideration in House committees this week.

The Legislature opens its 2011 session Tuesday. The House and Senate will come into session briefly at noon to conduct routine business. Gov. Robert Bentley will give his first State of the State speech to lawmakers at 6:30 p.m. in the old House chamber at the state Capitol.

On Wednesday the House Constitution Campaigns and Elections Committee will consider a bill long pushed by the GOP to require all voters to show a valid, government-issued photo identification at the polls. It's one of several GOP-pushed bills on committee agendas this week.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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