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“So with boldness of faith if you have the coronavirus or feel threatened by such, you are most welcome at Boaz Church of God Sunday morning at 10 AM where we will anoint the sick with oil and pray the prayer of faith over you!”…

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The vote was 363 in favor and 40 opposed. The bill was heavily supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and also by President Donald Trump. “From food security to paid family leave,…

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…

AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Written by Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020
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Today, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) introduced a bill, HB448, to extend Medicaid coverage for new and expectant mothers for up to a year post-partum, while Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) introduced a bill, HB447, to fully expand Medicaid coverage. Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) introduced two resolutions…

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In the next few hours, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham), and Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) will hold a press conference to introduce four pieces of legislation that will address the rural health care crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization…

Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the formation of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force of cabinet and state agency officials, as well as disease specialists in an abundance of caution. The task force held its initial discussion Friday morning. “While there are no known cases…

Fears that Coronavirus patients from a Diamond Princess cruise ship would be quarantined in Anniston, AL have caused a stir in the small city east of Birmingham. According to a recent tweet from Richard Shelby, concerns from Anniston citizens and elected officials can be put…

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 in favor of a bill filed by Tim Melson (R-Florence) called the Compassion Act which would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Alabama. One person abstained from voting. The bill moves on to the full Senate for a…

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), tweeted, “Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big…

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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 attempted abortion who is now a Pro-Life advocate. Rep. Shaver introduced a similar bill last year during the 2019 legislative session…