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Alabama Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Dakota Layton on May 19, 2020

On Monday, the Alabama House and Senate passed Governor Kay Ivey’s plan for using the $1.8 billion allocated to the state by the CARES Act, the massive $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed…

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AL Democratic Chair Rips Legislative Leadership Over Plans To Reconvene

By Brent Wilson on April 26, 2020

Alabama Democratic Party chair Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) took to Twitter to rip the Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) and Senator Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) for plans…

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New Bill Would Mandate Electronic Monitoring For Violent Felons in Work Release Programs

By Dakota Layton on February 27, 2020

A new bill, HB151, filed by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) would mandate that inmates in work release programs who have been convicted of violent felonies. The bill is co-sponsored by State…

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AL House Votes To Raise Marriage Age To 18

By Brent Wilson on February 26, 2020

The Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to raise the legal age a person in the state can get married without parental consent from 16 to 18 years old.

The bill, HB48, is…

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AL Sheriffs Release Statement On Changes To Concealed Carry Permits

By Brent Wilson on February 24, 2020

In the past 13 months, Alabamians have encountered a terrible onslaught of violent conduct towards law enforcement officers. We have suffered a record seven deaths of law enforcement officers in Alabama alone as a result…

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Committee on Governmental Affairs Considers Bill Eliminating Office of State Auditor

By Dakota Layton on February 18, 2020

On Tuesday, The Alabama Senate Committee on Governmental affairs considered a bill, SB83, sponsored by State Senator Andrew Jones (R-Centre) that would eliminate the Office of State Auditor in Alabama. The bill…

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Ted Cruz Responds To Mandatory Vasectomy Bill

By Dakota Layton on February 18, 2020

After Rep. Rolanda Hollis unveiled HB238, a bill that would require Alabama men to get a vasectomy once they reach 50 or father three children, former 2016 Presidential candidate and Senator, Ted Cruz (R-Texas),…

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Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth to Unveil Bill Shortening Appeals Process For Death Row Inmates

By Dakota Layton on February 17, 2020

Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth will unveil legislation on Tuesday that would shorten the appeals process and “expedite” the appeals process for inmates convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. He will make…

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Hearing and Possible Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill Expected This Week

By Dakota Layton on February 17, 2020

On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to have a hearing on Senator Tim Melson’s medical marijuana bill, SB165. It is possible that the Senate will have a vote on the…

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Rep. Ginny Shaver Re-Introduces “Anti-Infanticide” Bill

By Dakota Layton on February 14, 2020

On Thursday, State Representative Ginny Shaver (R-Leesburg) filed a “born-alive” bill, HB248, known as “Gianna’s Law” named after Gianna Jessen, a survivor of an…

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