TUSCUMBIA — A local bill that would help the Colbert County Commission protect internet sales taxes which would be used to pay for a new justice center has died on Gov. Kay Ivey's desk.
MONTGOMERY — One issue briefly discussed but not resolved in the Alabama Legislature’s 2022 session was the uneven distribution of circuit and district judges around the state.
SHEFFIELD — Just over six months ago, Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner was shot in the line of duty and died of his injuries a day later at Huntsville Hospital.
SHEFFIELD — Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law an act that prevents convicted criminals who used a deadly weapon to kill someone from being released under Alabama's good time law.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama municipalities in 2023 will have to start reporting to the state information about the amount of money they collect from court fees and fines and how that revenue is spent, according to legislation approved this month.
MONTGOMERY — State Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, at the end his sixth four-year term going back to 1974, said the Alabama Legislature’s session that ended Thursday night was unlike any he’d previously seen.
MONTGOMERY — Among the bills that were discussed but ultimately failed were proposals for school choice expansion and a lottery and expanded gambling.
TUSCUMBIA — A bill that has received unanimous support from the state House and Senate would set minimum training standards for public safety telecommunicators, and also provide them with state level status as a first responder.
MONTGOMERY — Those convicted of killing others with a gun or knife will no longer be eligible for early release under a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday evening.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday approved sweeping legislation to outlaw gender-affirming medications for trans kids and advanced separate legislation to prohibit classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity in early grades — a measure that critics have dubbed “Don't Say Gay.”
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday approved the largest teacher pay raise in a generation in an effort to keep experienced educators in the classroom.
MONTGOMERY — A bill that would allow a larger grace period between unpaid traffic tickets and driver’s license suspensions has passed the Senate, but its future in the House is uncertain in the last week of the legislative session.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers are planning a rare work week of four legislative days to conclude the 2022 regular session, an ambitious challenge that shows how eager some are to return home in an election year.
MONTGOMERY — A bill by Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, requiring women of childbearing age to have a negative pregnancy test before they can get medical cannabis got its first favorable vote on Thursday.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers are poised to approve the largest pay raises in a generation for experienced public school teachers in an effort to keep educators from leaving state classrooms.