Alabama must build new prisons and hire more officers just to reach a bare minimum of safety and constitutional compliance, but the real problems appear to be far more sinister and pervasive.
Alabama Political News & Opinions
Some lawmakers are hoping to stymie the flow of drugs into Alabama this legislative session. On March 21, Representative Rex Reynolds (R – Huntsville) introduced HB275, a bill that would authorize the wiretapping of individuals who are believed to be committing, have committed, or are […]
Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) introduced HB 314 today to ban abortions in Alabama. The bill would make abortion and attempted abortion a Class A Felony offense except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn […]
This bill is another opportunity for Alabama to move forward. For too long, we’ve approached sensible legislation like this with an obstinate attitude of baseless oppositional defiance.
In 2014, Rep. Mike Ball (R – Madison) introduced legislation that would go on to become Carly’s Law – a bill that authorized the University of Alabama in Birmingham to conduct a study on the effects of cannabidiol (also known as CBD oil) on patients […]
On March 20, Rep. Thomas Jackson (D, Montgomery) introduced a bill that would authorize early voting in the state of Alabama. If passed, HB256 would require the governing body of each county to open at least one early voting center 14 days before an election. […]
Marsh and his conservative legislator cronies are doing their best to politicize education rather than improve it. Instead of letting educators make informed decisions and do their jobs, Marsh and company seem more interested in forcing public schools to offer Bible classes and to reinsert outdated education standards that are decades old.
Alabama is on a path that could end with access to Medical Marijuana. Alabama Representative Mike Ball has filed a Medical Marijuana bill, HB 243 (PDF), that would exempt those from possession charges who have a qualifying medical condition and also possess a valid medical […]
On Thursday, March 21, the Alabama State Senate passed SB 119 – a bill that would repeal the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, also known as Common Core. The final vote was 23-7 with 5 absent. Senator Del Marsh (R, Anniston), announced the legislation […]
Senator Del Marsh (R – Anniston) wants to let Alabama taxpayers help build President Trump’s border wall via SB 22. Marsh’s bill would allow taxpayers to check a box on their tax returns and contribute any amount to We Build The Wall, Inc. We Build […]