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Alabama lawmakers, politicos praise SCOTUS Trump decision — 'The commies will have to find other ways to 'defend democracy''

Alabama politicos are praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision that restored former President Donald Trump to stay on the Colorado presidential ballot.

in-vitro fertilization, ivf Alabama News
IVF debate likely not over, despite Alabama Legislature's rush for a fix to reopen clinics

Even though both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed bills to grant immunity to IVF clinics, lawmakers are likely not done with addressing the issue that has grabbed national attention in recent weeks.

Bill requiring mandatory election audits filed in Alabama House

A bill requiring county probate judges to conduct mandatory ballot audits after every county and statewide election has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

IVF vote Alabama News
Alabama House passes IVF immunity bill after lengthy debate

The Alabama House of Representatives passed on Thursday to grant immunity to IVF clinics after a recent Alabama Supreme Court decision that has grabbed national attention this past week.

State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) Alabama News
House Health Committee chair Rep. Lee shuts out opposition to IVF bill, cancels public hearing while letting supporters speak

The Alabama House of Representatives' Health Committee passed a bill on Wednesday to correct the recent IVF ruling handed down by the Alabama Supreme Court.

Bill inspired by Carlee Russell hoax passes House of Representatives

A bill inspired by the faked kidnapping of Carlee Russell passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Alabama Department of Archives and History Alabama News
House Committee passes amended bill to reform Alabama Archives appointment process

The House Boards, Agencies and Commissions Committee amended and passed legislation by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) to change the appointment and removal process for members of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra Alabama News
U.S. Health Sec. Xavier Becerra discusses IVF decision in Birmingham: 'I think it’s become pretty clear that this isn’t just about abortion'

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra appeared in Birmingham on Tuesday to join a group of mothers, doctors and health care activists to address the future of IVF in the state in the wake of the controversial recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling.

state rep kerry underwood Alabama News
State Rep. Underwood proposes bill to bar sex offenders from being first responders

State Rep. Kerry Underwood (R-Tuscumbia) has filed legislation to prohibit sex offenders from being employed or volunteering as first responders.

Crypto Alabama News
State Rep. Shaw tackles crypto in the House — 'We want to set up a framework for how blockchain can exist in our state'

A new bill filed in the Alabama Legislature will start a conversation on the use and extent of the growing markets surrounding cryptocurrency and other blockchain technologies.

Hardwick Alabama News
Court records show Montgomery County Circuit Judge's son allegedly stabbed, shot father in the face

The son of Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick stabbed the judge in the face and neck before shooting him in the face, court records state.

Khalfani Ahmed Hardwick Alabama News
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick's son charged in shooting

The son of Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick has been charged with first-degree domestic assault and possession of a handgun by a restricted person in the shooting that led to his father’s hospitalization.

Ron Bolton Alabama News
Squatted truck bill passes House of Representatives

A bill regulating the height for squatted trucks to operate on the road passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday.

Hardwick Alabama News
Montgomery Circuit Judge injured in shooting, son arrested

Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick has been seriously injured in a domestic shooting on Saturday afternoon, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office.

Jim Carns Alabama News
Alabama House passes protections for city, county whistleblowers

The Alabama House of Representatives passed on Thursday legislation that would apply whistleblower protections to county and municipal workers who testify to misdeeds within a local government body. 

Computer Screen Alabama News
Alabama House passes bill to combat AI-generated child pornography

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would enhance penalties for those who use artificial intelligence to produce child pornography.

Elmore County School Board Alabama News
Elmore County Child Nutrition director used public funds for family member's wedding; Board of education declines to answer questions

The Elmore County Board of Education (ECBOE) refuses to offer an explanation after documents prove that the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) director used government funds to purchase supplies for a family member's wedding, misused school accounts, and made other questionable purchases, including 12 flat-screen TVs and diet supplements.

Danny Garrett Alabama News
Ivey school choice legislation advances in House committee

On Thursday, the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee passed Gov. Kay Ivey’s amended education savings account legislation called the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students' Education Act.

State Rep. Corley Ellis (R-Columbiana) Alabama News
House passes bill to increase policing authority of the Alabama Department of Insurance

The Alabama House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday to remove the Alabama Department of Insurance from the state’s sunset law provision and increase the scope of the department’s police powers.

Rep. Chris England Alabama News
State Rep. England spars with pastor over bill defining male and female — 'It sounds like to me that your world is binary'

State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) had a tense exchange with a Birmingham pastor during a public hearing over a bill that would codify definitions of man, woman, boy, girl, father, mother, male, female, and sex in Alabama law and allow local public entities to establish separate single-sex spaces or environments in certain circumstances.

Aaron Cody Smith Alabama News
Former MPD officer convicted of manslaughter Aaron Cody Smith to be released

Aaron Cody Smith, the former Montgomery police officer convicted of manslaughter, will soon be released from prison after accepting a new plea agreement Wednesday.

Donna Givens Alabama News
'Sound of Freedom Act' passes Alabama House of Representatives

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Sound of Freedom Act, which would require a life sentence for those convicted of human trafficking minors.

Swat Alabama News
Anti-swatting bill heads to Senate after passing House of Representatives

State Rep. Phillip Ensler's (D-Montgomery) bill to add criminal penalties for swatting passed the  Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Bill filed to bar state political parties from banning candidates based on campaign contributions

A bill to forbid state political parties from disqualifying potential candidates based upon political contributions from individuals of Political Action Committees.  

Vaccine Alabama News
Bill filed in House requiring parental consent for minors to get vaccinated

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) has filed legislation in the Alabama House requiring parents or guardians to provide written consent before minors can receive vaccinations.

Squatted Truck. Alabama News
Squatters rights: Petition started to halt a proposed ban on modified vehicles

State Rep. Ron Bolton (R-Northport) is receiving pushback over legislation he filed to regulate squatted vehicles. A petition against the bill has already received over 1,000 signatures.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall leads multi-state brief supporting of Donald Trump seeking SCOTUS opinion in election interference case

Attorney General Steve Marshall recently led a 22-state brief in support of former President Donald Trump, asking for a stay in his prosecution until the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rules on his presidential immunity for charges of conspiring to overturn the 2020 election.

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