WVAS Local News

Apr 29, 2013

The Alabama Attorney General's office has issued a statement Monday saying it is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request to revive portions of Alabama's immigration law.  A statement from Luther Strange's office holds out hope that future requests from other states will eventually sway the court to grant a review.  Meanwhile, an attorney for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center said he's not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court turned down the request.  SPLC attorney Sam Brooke said lower courts have already said immigration reform is a function of the federal government and not the states.

End Child Hunger

A new program that seeks to eliminate food insecurity in Alabama was launched Monday.  The campaign titled, "Ending Child Hunger in Alabama" is supported by a task force of leaders from public and private agencies.  A $20,000 dollar grant from the national nonprofit organization "Share Our Strength" will assist state leaders and departments in expanding summer feeding programs in west Alabama. 

Roby Speech

U.S. Representative for the Second District of Alabama Martha Roby spoke to the Capital City Kiwanis Club in Montgomery Monday.  She discussed a number of national issues including sequestration.  The automatic spending cuts are having the greatest impact on the military.  Roby sits on the Armed Services Committee and said work is ongoing to give military services more wiggle room.  The Congresswoman also is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and the Education and Work Force Committee.