2019 Legislative Session News & Articles

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Case This Term

David Preston | October 4, 2019

The United States Supreme Court today agreed to hear an abortion case out of Louisiana. This is the first abortion case that will be argued since Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch joined the bench, creating a conservative majority. The Louisiana law requires physicians that...

Alabama’s Silent War on the Press

Adam Powell | August 20, 2019 | Opinion Article

“The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – the better the teacher, the better the student body.” – Warren Buffett This year’s state legislative session was enough to make even the...

Gov. Ivey Signs Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill

Brent Wilson | June 10, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB 236 into law today. The bill, sponsored by Tim Melson (R-Florence), will set up a commission to study the best path forward for legalizing medical marijuana in Alabama. Dustin Chandler, whose daughter Carly inspired Caryl’s Law, posted on Facebook thanking...

A Look Back At The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session

Brent Wilson | June 5, 2019

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session was one of the most controversial sessions in Alabama history so let’s look at what all was accomplished and what was left on the table this year. What Passed A lot of bills saw their way to the Governor’s desk...

Alabama Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Fails In Senate

Brent Wilson | June 1, 2019

A bill to require children to complete kindergarten before heading to first grade has failed in the Senate with a 13-18 vote. All no votes were from Republican Senators with Democrats all voting yes. HB 423, sponsored by Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee), would have made kindergarten mandatory and...

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