2019 Alabama Legislative Session News & Articles

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018.  Seated, from left to right: Justices  Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and  Samuel A. Alito.  Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh.  Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office.

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

By David Preston on 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…

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Alabama’s Silent War on the Press

By Adam Powell on August 20, 2019 | Opinion

“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


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Gov. Ivey Signs Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill

By Brent Wilson on 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…

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2019 AL Legislative Session: Tragic and Pathetic

By Clete Wetli on June 10, 2019 | Opinion

Regardless of partisan affiliation, Alabama voters have got to abstain from their toxic addiction to identity politics and work together to address the real problems that are facing the state.

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A Look Back At The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session

By Brent Wilson on 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…

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Beulah Elementary in Beulah, Alabama

Alabama Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Fails In Senate

By Brent Wilson on 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.

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Alabama Legislators Pass Medical Marijuana Bill; Takes First Step Toward Legalization

By Brent Wilson on May 31, 2019

The Alabama House has passed a substitute bill for SB 236, also known as the CARE Act, which would create the Medical Cannabis Study Commission that will study approaches, develop regulations, and recommend future…

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Disclosures Will Soon Be Required In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on May 30, 2019

The House has given final passage to a substitute bill of SB 191 that would increase transparency around civil asset forfeiture in Alabama. The bill becomes law immediately after approval from Governor Kay…

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Julia Tutwiler Prison, Wetumpka, Alabama

Gov. Ivey Signs Pay Raise and Incentive Package For Correctional Officers

By Brent Wilson on May 30, 2019

HB 468, sponsored by State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), was signed into law today by Governor Kay Ivey.

HB 468 provides a two-step raise for certain employees of the Alabama Department…

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What The Substitute Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Will Do

By Brent Wilson on May 29, 2019

The Alabama House Committee gave a favorable report to a substitute bill for SB 236 which means it will now wait for a chance to appear on the House floor for debate and a…

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