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Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

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…

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AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

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…

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AL Democrats Look To Tackle Coronavirus And Healthcare Issues

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

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…

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Alabama Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate Committee

By Brent Wilson on March 5, 2020

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…

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Chilton County Becomes First 2nd Amendment Sanctuary In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on February 28, 2020

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…

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New Bill Would Mandate Electronic Monitoring For Violent Felons in Work Release Programs

By Dakota Layton on February 27, 2020

A new bill, HB151, filed by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) would mandate that inmates in work release programs who have been convicted of violent felonies. The bill is co-sponsored by State…

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Concealed Carry Supporters Slam Alabama Sheriffs Association

By Brent Wilson on February 27, 2020

A large gun-rights organization in Alabama is taking to social media to call for opposition to three bills filed in Alabama that would create a centralized database of citizens that are approved for a concealed…

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AL House Votes To Raise Marriage Age To 18

By Brent Wilson on February 26, 2020

The Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to raise the legal age a person in the state can get married without parental consent from 16 to 18 years old.

The bill, HB48, is…

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AL Sheriffs Release Statement On Changes To Concealed Carry Permits

By Brent Wilson on February 24, 2020

In the past 13 months, Alabamians have encountered a terrible onslaught of violent conduct towards law enforcement officers. We have suffered a record seven deaths of law enforcement officers in Alabama alone as a result…

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ALFA Voices Support For Amendment One; Urges Alabamians to Vote “Yes”

By Dakota Layton on February 22, 2020

March 3 will be a big day for American politics, but for Alabama voters, they will be choosing much more than their favorite Presidential and Senate candidates. They will cast their votes to approve or…

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