The Alabama Senate convened at 2:00 pm CST today.
Immediately after beginning for the day, Senator Hinton Mitchem (D) Guntersville resigned from his post as President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate, citing that he is a man of his word. During the 2007 Organizational Session Mitchem vowed to step down as President Pro Tempore after serving only two years.
Following Senator Mitchem's resignations, Lt. Governor Jim Folsom and a number of Senators rose to the podium to give praise for his service in office. Among those Senators were Senator Bedford, Senator Z. Little, Senator T. Little, Senator Sanders, and Senator Singleton.