Lawmakers on the Alabama Medical Marijuana Study Commission say they’re confident they can get a bill approved in the 2020 legislative session, but some law enforcement groups are raising concerns.
MONTGOMERY — Parole hearings resumed in Alabama on Tuesday after a two-month delay, and Board of Pardons and Paroles Director Charlie Graddick stressed Monday that release from prison before a sentence is complete is not due all inmates.
MONTGOMERY — An Alabama state representative was elected chair of the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday after months of in-house bickering about the party's leadership.
MONTGOMERY — A lawsuit contends Alabama's congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act by concentrating black voters in a single congressional district.
MONTGOMERY (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is backing plan to elect new leadership for Alabama's beleaguered Democratic Party.
An education policy lawmaker from Decatur believes the new Alabama Literacy Act won’t only help with students’ reading proficiency but could also improve Alabama’s poor math scores, now ranked last in the nation.
Proposed changes to tighten eligibility for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would mean nearly 1 million children will no longer automatically qualify for free meals at schools, prompting concern from advocates in Alabama.
MONTGOMERY — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law sponsored by a Decatur representative — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional.
MONTGOMERY — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama, according to three Republicans with knowledge of the situation.
MONTGOMERY — A special committee of Alabama lawmakers has approved $5 million in funding for state universities, including $163,913 for Athens State as part of a higher education “equalization fund.”
The leader of the state Senate says changing Alabama's elected school board to an appointed commission would improve education, but a current board member says the switch would endanger the Education Trust Fund.
MONTGOMERY — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said state Democrats should follow their recently adopted bylaws and urged the state party chair to get on board with them.
MONTGOMERY (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee says state Democrats should follow bylaws adopted earlier this month and urged the state party chair to get on board with them.
MONTGOMERY — Leadership from the League of Municipalities said last week their main focus in the 2020 legislative session would be on retaining local authority for cities and towns across the state.