MONTGOMERY — A bill from Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, would allow those convicted of misdemeanors or certain non-violent felonies to have them expunged from their record.
MONTGOMERY — Two prefiled bills sponsored by Rep. Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville, would allow early voting up to 14 days before an election and would abolish the need to apply for absentee voting.
BEIJING — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays.
MONTGOMERY — A bill by Rep. Randy Wood, R-Anniston, would require Alabama day care facilities to call a child’s guardian if the child is not at the center by 9:30 a.m.
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to reconsider a ruling that prohibits Birmingham from obscuring, or taking down, a Confederate monument in a city park.
MONTGOMERY — A slight tuition fee increase to $133 per credit hour at Alabama’s community colleges will be used to better prepare future workers, system officials say.
MONTGOMERY — More public funding for pretrial diversion programs and reclassification of certain violent crimes are among the recommended policy changes the Governor’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy plans to consider to improve the state’s crowded and dangerous prison system.
MONTGOMERY — A new statewide map shows that significant portions of Alabama lack access to high-speed internet, an issue that has become a priority for some lawmakers in recent legislative sessions.
MONTGOMERY — Incentives to encourage more math and science teachers were among ideas for solving Alabama’s teacher shortage presented last week during the Alabama House’s Ways and Means Education Committee meeting.
An Alabama lawmaker and congressional candidate wants to make sure transgender student athletes don’t compete against athletes of “a different biological gender.”
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall told lawmakers in a letter this week he is opposed to the use of medical marijuana and legislation that will allow it.
Alabama’s cities and counties will likely be on opposite sides of legislation in 2020 regarding police jurisdictions, those 1.5- and 3-mile borders around some cities where residents and businesses get municipal services like fire and police protection at a reduced cost.
MONTGOMERY — Recently unemployed Alabamians will see a slight increase in their weekly unemployment compensation checks, but the number of weeks they are able to receive them has decreased since a new law went into effect Jan. 1.
Attorney General Steve Marshall said Alabama law already allows individuals to defend themselves and others by using deadly force in churches.