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Alabama Creates Coronavirus Task Force

Brent Wilson | March 6, 2020

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...

Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Committee

Brent Wilson | February 19, 2020 Marijuana cannabis leaves and stethoscope.

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...

Kay Ivey: State Of The State Address

Kay Ivey | February 4, 2020 Kay Ivey State of the State Address

Below is the full prepared transcript of the State of the State Address Kay Ivey delivered. It is not verbatim to how the speech was delivered. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, Pro Tempore Marsh, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice...

Kay Ivey Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Brent Wilson | September 19, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement today saying that doctors have found a malignancy on her lung. “Within the past few weeks, during a routine exam, my longtime family physician discovered a spot on my lung that was unusual”, Kay Ivey said in a statement....

AL Medical Marijuana Substitute Bill Passes House Committee

Brent Wilson | May 29, 2019

The House Health Committee gave a favorable vote to a substitute bill of SB 236, Alabama’s medical marijuana bill. The approval followed a public hearing yesterday in which the Committee heard from proponents and opponents of the bill. The SB 236 substitute bill is drastically...

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