The Senate version of the CARE Act, a medical marijuana bill, has passed its first hurdle. The Senate Committee voted in favor of the CARE Act by a vote of 6-2, with three people abstaining. Greg Albritton and Larry Stutts were no votes. Will Barfoot, […]
Alabama Political News & Opinions
It’s time to stop stigmatizing addicts and, instead, praise and encourage those who choose the hard path to recovery.
A bill filed by State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D – Birmingham) would make recorded police videos, such as those recorded by body cams, not part of the public record. The bill would, however, allow a person to petition a circuit court in order to obtain […]
Alabama is one step closer to reducing the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama after SB 98 advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 11-0. The bill, introduced by Bobby Singleton (D – Greensboro) not only reduces penalties for first-time offenders, but it also offers […]
Since the beginning of 2019, 14 states have passed or introduced 250 bills restricting abortion. Emboldened by a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, lawmakers are determined to challenge access to safe, legal abortion nationally by introducing unconstitutional “heartbeat” bills which ban abortions after six weeks. Last November, […]
For whatever delusional reason, the Republicans think that any environmentally friendly proposal is somehow an egregious affront to the sacred altar of capitalism.
Representative Merika Coleman (D – Birmingham) wants to do something about gun violence in the state of Alabama. On March 21, Coleman introduced HB265, also known as the Gun Violence Protective Order Act. If passed, this law would prohibit individuals who are found by the […]
Alabama and Mississippi are currently the only two states that celebrate both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee on the same day. One Alabama Representative is looking to change that in this legislative session. HB 415, filed by John W. Rodgers (D-Birmingham), seeks […]
Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed a bill that would allow you to order craft beer or wine and have it delivered to your residence. There are however restrictions that may prevent you from getting your favorite beer or wine on your doorstep. The bill, SB […]
A bill filed in the House last week by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), HB 346, would prohibit local governing bodies from banning the use of plastic grocery bags. There is also an identical bill in the Senate, SB 244, that is sponsored by […]