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A New Strategy Could Send an Alabamian Democrat to the Senate

By Jonah Rank on May 12, 2021 | Opinion

True or False: In a red state, a Democrat can win only if he is White, heterosexual, Christian, and moderate.

False.

Perry Bacon Jr. predicted Ossoff and Warnock winning Georgia’s special…

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View The Bills Alabama House Democrats Are Prioritizing In 2021

By Brent Wilson on February 24, 2021

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday hosted a Zoom call that discussed their legislative agenda for the current 2021 legislative session.

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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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AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

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…

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AL Democrats Look To Tackle Coronavirus And Healthcare Issues

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

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…

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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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Alabama Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Dies In House Committee

By Brent Wilson on May 8, 2019

An effort to decriminalize Marijuana in Alabama has died in a House Committee.

The bill, HB 96 sponsored by Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), originally changed the possession of an ounce or…

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Alabama HB 96 Would Treat One Ounce of Marijuana As Simple Fine

By Brent Wilson on March 14, 2019

Representative Laura Hall wants to change Alabama’s marijuana laws. Hall has introduced HB 96 which will change what defines unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree and second degree while also creating…

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