Alabama Political News & Legislation Updates

Lottery

The Alabama Senate has passed SB 220, a “clean” paper lottery bill. The bill, sponsored by Greg Albritton (R – Atmore) and supported by Del Marsh (R – Anniston), would set up a traditional lottery system but leaves open a future where a lottery ticket...

Brent Wilson | April 25, 2019 |

I’ve written over 300 articles in the last few years, I like to believe that in my writing I offer up a fresh perspective on whatever it is I’m writing about. So I am very sorry that my first contribution to this site isn’t a...

Huntsville, AL

A city in Alabama was named the most affordable place to live in the U.S. by USNews. According to the article, Huntsville is the most affordable place to live out of the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S. for the second year in...

Brent Wilson | April 24, 2019 |

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,...

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...

Women Pose For Photo At Women's Rights March

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.

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