New Alabama Speaker of the House says Special Session was successful

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The dust has settled on the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature.  Several things happened, and several things didn’t happen and this week the newly appointed Alabama House Speaker, Rep. Mac McCutcheon stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his perspective on how the session went.

“I feel like at the end of the day we had a success.” says McCutcheon.  “We got a clear message about the lottery issue, whether you were for or against, the process worked, and the lottery bill died.  I think that was a message to the people how the legislators feel about the issue. The success part of it is with the BP oil money that we were able to negotiate out, so that we could have real money in hand to try to take care of some of these needs, and the House worked very, very hard.  As you know at the beginning of the Special Session the House took control of the BP Bill, and we worked very hard to work a compromise out and send it to the Senate. And the Senate was working on a lottery bill and so the House did a lot of good work and the members worked very well together, and so I feel like it was a success.”

View our entire conversation with Rep. Mac McCutcheon, (R) Alabama House Speaker here in three parts: