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Ledbetter: Working for Alabama serves job-seekers, employers, families, and the next generation

As the Working for Alabama legislative package moves through the process, Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter addressed the wide range of Alabamians the bills stand to serve.

“Session after session, the men and women of the Legislature come together and pass pro-business legislation that helps Alabamians thrive,” Ledbetter said. “We’re not hanging our hats on success in the years past — we still have a lot of work ahead of us and the Working for Alabama package is the next step.”

“We’re making our state an even better place to call home. We’re addressing critical issues facing our workforce, developing strategy and developing an education plan that allows high school students to pursue in-demand trades, and we’re helping parents overcome the rising cost of childcare, so they can get back to the workforce.

“Working for Alabama proves we’re not only a pro-business state — but we’re also a pro-family state.” WATCH: 

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Earlier this month, lawmakers embraced the six-bill package by passing the Alabama Workforce Housing Tax Credit, the Childcare Tax Credit, the Alabama Growth Alliance Act, the Alabama Workforce Transformation Act, and the Alabama Career Pathways Act out of one or both chambers.

Later this week, the Alabama Childcare Tax Credit will be taken up in the Senate Finance & Taxation Education Fund Committee.

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Ledbetter, along with bill sponsor State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman), business leaders and advocates, held a press conference, urging the passage of the tax credit for working parents as it was unanimously approved by the lower chamber.

Several of the bills, including the Alabama Growth Alliance Act, the Alabama Career Pathways Act and the Workforce Transformation Act have all been authorized by the Legislature, and await Governor Kay Ivey’s signature.

Tuesday will be Day 26 of the 2024 state legislative session.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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