This post usually recaps all the work we did the past week in the Legislature. While the Senate did pull an all night session from sunset to sunrise on Tuesday evening, everything was overshadowed by the terrible storms that ravaged our state. The Senate was scheduled to debate the Education Budget on Thursday but this was postponed until next week so that members could get back to their districts and help with those who have been hardest hit by this tragedy.
Many members of the Senate had friends and family members hit hard by this disaster. I am keeping all of them in my thoughts and prayers as well as so many other people in this state who are hurting right now.
Next week we will all have plenty of time to debate the issues that we face in Montgomery but for now let’s all put aside our differences and help those in our state who are hurting. For the latest information from the Emergency Management of Alabama you can visit their online headquarters where they have all the information you can ask for on the current recovery efforts. Also, if you are interested in helping others in hard hit areas you can go to the Governor’s Faith Based Initiative site for other ways you may be able to serve in the recovery effort.