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Alabama Lottery Bill Passes Senate

Brent Wilson | April 25, 2019 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...

The Bravery of Nigel Shelby

Sidney Stokes | April 25, 2019 | Opinion Article

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...

Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate Committee

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,...

HB 314 and SB 211: A Handmaid’s Tale in Alabama

Lanier Isom | April 15, 2019 | Opinion Article 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,...

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