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Pre-filed bill SB2, sponsored by six Alabama Republican State Senators, could allow police officers and other law enforcement officers to use license plate scanners on public highways. The bill is sponsored by Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), Greg Albritton (R-Range), Tom Butler (R-Madison), Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), Greg…

Perhaps, the most disturbing thing is how they’ve collectively turned sensible things like social distancing and mask-wearing into a political frenzy for their base.

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana. The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest medical marijuana bill to be passed in the United States, requiring patients to…

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A bill that would remove the requirement for citizens in Alabama to obtain a permit to conceal carry a firearm has passed a Senate Committee on a 6-4 vote. The bill, SB1, was filed by Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) and has faced opposition from gun control…

Ever since State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) endorsed Congressman Bradley Byre’s campaign for U.S. Senate back in June, a bit of a shakeup in the GOP primary has taken place. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has dropped out and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

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 Ivey. The substitute, by Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), would require the Alabama…

The Alabama House overwhelmingly passed SB 192 on Tuesday, which provides a 4% pay raise for Alabama teachers and other public school employees. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) sponsored the bill. The pay raise will put the starting salary for an Alabama teacher with a bachelors degree…