April Weaver

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election to replace a central Alabama legislator who announced she is resigning to take a position with the Trump administration. 

Rep. April Weaver of House District 49, consisting of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties, announced her resignation last week. Ivey said the primary election for the seat will be held Aug. 4. A primary runoff, if needed, will be held Sept. 1.

April Weaver
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A member of the Alabama House of Representatives says she is resigning to join the Trump administration. 

Rep. April Weaver announced her resignation in a statement Tuesday. Weaver says she is quitting to accept a position with President Donald Trump's administration, but she didn't elaborate. She says she is excited to be able to use her skills and experience on a national level.

Alabama State House
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The Alabama House of Representatives approved measures to cement the state’s right-to-work status and to ban the sale of fetal tissue yesterday.

One bill would amend the state’s constitution to prevent companies from requiring their employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The practice has already been prohibited under state law, but Republicans say adding the language to the state constitution will make Alabama more appealing to industry. Lawmakers fell three votes short of passing the measure last week. Yesterday, the bill passed 69-33.