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Alabama, Where Good Bills Go to Get Lynched

By Clete Wetli on March 5, 2021 | Opinion

Let’s be perfectly crystal clear here: The only monuments in question are CONFEDERATE monuments.

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Alabama Bill Aims To End Straight Party Voting

By Brent Wilson on February 15, 2021

An Alabama House bill has been submitted that would prohibit straight-party voting in the state. The bill, HB397, currently has 19 sponsors, all Democrats.

Only six states, including Alabama, currently allow the practice…

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Bill Requiring Black History Class In Schools Filed In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on December 22, 2020

Two Alabama House Democrats have filed HB7, a bill that would “require the completion, at a minimum, of a semester-long course studying the events of Black American history, including the history of…

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Alabama House Democrats Actually Hear You

By Clete Wetli on August 25, 2020 | Opinion

Republicans are no longer just ignoring your voice, they are doing everything they can to silence it.

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Alabama Teachers Receive 4% Pay Raise

By Brent Wilson on May 29, 2019

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…

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Alabama Lottery Bill Fails Procedural Vote; Fate Uncertain

By Brent Wilson on May 22, 2019

Update 5/22/2019 1:32 P.M – State Rep. Steve Clouse has stated that the lottery is dead and will not come up this session.

The Alabama Lottery bill failed a procedural vote by…

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Alabama Bill Would Set Guidelines On Release Of Recorded Police Videos

By Brent Wilson on April 19, 2019

A bill filed by State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D – Birmingham) would make recorded police videos, such as those recorded by body cams, not part of the public record. The bill would, however,…

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