Alabama Legislation News

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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 on a bipartisan basis in Congress and signed into law by…

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 issued a statement saying that she will allow Alabama Legislators to…

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 the state’s budgets in less than two weeks.  “We are all eager…

Chris England

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 to reconvene on May 4th in a limited scoped legislative session. Calling the move “unnecessary and…

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The vote was 363 in favor and 40 opposed. The bill was heavily supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and also by President Donald Trump. “From food security to paid family leave,…

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana. The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest medical marijuana bill to be passed in the United States, requiring patients to…

AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Written by Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020
Medical insurance cards on the calculator. Health care costs con

Today, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) introduced a bill, HB448, to extend Medicaid coverage for new and expectant mothers for up to a year post-partum, while Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) introduced a bill, HB447, to fully expand Medicaid coverage. Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) introduced two resolutions…

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In the next few hours, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham), and Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) will hold a press conference to introduce four pieces of legislation that will address the rural health care crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization…

United States constitution and gun rights

A bill that would remove the requirement for citizens in Alabama to obtain a permit to conceal carry a firearm has passed a Senate Committee on a 6-4 vote. The bill, SB1, was filed by Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) and has faced opposition from gun control…

United States constitution and gun rights

Chilton County became the first county in Alabama to declare itself a 2nd Amendment sanctuary for gun owners Tuesday. Chilton County Commissioners joined a growing national movement in which counties are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and proclaiming support for gun rights. The Chilton County…