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Alabama HB 96 Would Treat One Ounce of Marijuana As Simple Fine

Brent Wilson | March 14, 2019
Marijuana Leaf

Representative Laura Hall wants to change Alabama’s marijuana laws. Hall has introduced HB 96 which will change what defines unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree and second degree while also creating unlawful possession of marijuana in the third degree. The bill, should it...

Alabama House Approves Rebuild Alabama Act 83-20

Brent Wilson | March 8, 2019
Alabama House of Representatives Chambers

The Alabama House has approved the Rebuild Alabama Act by a vote of 83-20. A breakdown of the bill can be found here, but essentially increases the Alabama gas and diesel tax by 10 cents. The House also approved HB 3, which approves borrowing money...

Alabama SB 61 Allows You To Rescue Animals In Locked Cars

Brent Wilson | March 8, 2019
Dog in a Vehicle

Alabama State Senator Del Marsh has animals in mind with Alabama SB 61. The bill would essentially allow for a person who believes an animal is in imminent danger of suffering bodily harm to remove the animal from the vehicle and avoid facing any liability...

Rebuild Alabama Act – Everything You Need To Know

Brent Wilson | March 6, 2019
Kay Ivey Signs Special Session For Gas Tax

The Rebuild Alabama ACT has passed and has been signed into law. The Rebuild Alabama Act has officially been released and while the gas tax has been the most talked about issue related to the Act, the bill calls for other increases as well. Check...

Trump CPAC Speech Shows GOP Is Lost

Clete Wetli | March 4, 2019 | Opinion Article

The GOP is no longer the party of conservatism. It’s certainly not the party of Lincoln anymore and it’s not the fabled, shining city on a hill envisioned by Reagan. It’s now more like a gaudy casino that has been hijacked by Trump and his enablers.

Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

Clete Wetli | February 25, 2019 | Opinion Article
Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

After years of vociferously attacking any type of taxation or revenue increase for public services as inherently evil, the Alabama GOP is awkwardly poised to battle a rhetorical nightmare of its own creation. It ironically illuminates the hypocrisy of the GOP platform because finding revenue...

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