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View The Bills Alabama House Democrats Are Prioritizing In 2021

By Brent Wilson on February 24, 2021

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday hosted a Zoom call that discussed their legislative agenda for the current 2021 legislative session.

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Alabama House Democratic Caucus To Live Stream 2021 Legislative Agenda

By Brent Wilson on February 24, 2021

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus will be hosting a live stream event Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11 A.M. to put promote their legislative agenda and goals for the 2021 Alabama Legislative Session.

According…

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Alabama Bill Aims To End Straight Party Voting

By Brent Wilson on February 15, 2021

An Alabama House bill has been submitted that would prohibit straight-party voting in the state. The bill, HB397, currently has 19 sponsors, all Democrats.

Only six states, including Alabama, currently allow the practice…

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Bill Requiring Black History Class In Schools Filed In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on December 22, 2020

Two Alabama House Democrats have filed HB7, a bill that would “require the completion, at a minimum, of a semester-long course studying the events of Black American history, including the history of…

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AL Republicans Seek License Plate Scanners For Police

By Brent Wilson on December 21, 2020

Pre-filed bill SB2, sponsored by six Alabama Republican State Senators, could allow police officers and other law enforcement officers to use license plate scanners on public highways.

The bill is sponsored by…

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Alabama Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Dakota Layton on May 19, 2020

On Monday, the Alabama House and Senate passed Governor Kay Ivey’s plan for using the $1.8 billion allocated to the state by the CARES Act, the massive $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed…

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Alabama Republican Legislators Seek To Divert COVID-19 Federal Aid To Build New Prison, State House Building

By Brent Wilson on May 7, 2020

As part of the federal government’s COVID-19 CARES Act, Alabama received $1.8 Billion dollars in aid to help the state weather the pandemic and provide necessary funding during hard economic times.

Today, Kay Ivey

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AL House Minority Leader: More Questions Than Answers, Passing Budget Now Irresponsible

By Brent Wilson on April 29, 2020

The Alabama House Minority Leader, Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville), addressed plans to reconvene the legislative session today. Majority leaders have announced plans to reconvene the regular session on May 4, with plans to pass…

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AL Democratic Chair Rips Legislative Leadership Over Plans To Reconvene

By Brent Wilson on April 26, 2020

Alabama Democratic Party chair Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) took to Twitter to rip the Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) and Senator Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) for plans…

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Bradley Byrne Opposes Coronavirus Relief Package Supported by Trump

By Dakota Layton on March 14, 2020

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The vote was 363 in favor and 40 opposed.

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