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DEI Vote. Alabama News
Alabama Legislature advances anti-DEI bill

Despite vigorous Democratic debate and protest, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation banning state-funded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices.

Absentee Voting AP Photo Rogelio V Solis Alabama News
Alabama House passes controversial ballot harvesting bill

The contentious bill restricting ballot harvesting in Alabama cleared the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey signs IVF immunity protection into law – 'Alabama supports growing families through IVF'

On Wednesday, the State of Alabama passed legislation providing civil and criminal immunity to in-vitro fertilization clinics for death or damage to embryos, which could be defined as children under the state's wrongful death statute, according to the Alabama Supreme Court.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville praises Trump primary performance — 'Nikki Haley had her 15 minutes of fame, and now she can go back to the real world and get a job'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is celebrating former President Donald Trump’s sweeping GOP victory in Tuesday’s primary election, in which Trump handily secured the Republican nomination for president.

IVF Alabama News
Alabama Legislature poised to pass IVF immunity legislation as early as Wednesday

Legislation granting immunity to IVF clinics could possibly come before both the House and Senate for final passage on Wednesday.

Judge gavel Alabama News
Judicial shakeup: Stewart secures nomination for Chief Justice; Anderson wins seat on Court of Criminal Appeals

After Alabama's Super Tuesday primary election, Republican voters made their choice for the next Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and to fill the vacancy on the Court of Criminal Appeals.

State Rep. Paul Lee. Alabama News
House Health Committee chair State Rep. Paul Lee attempts impromptu public comment do-over after shutting out IVF 'fix' opposition last week

House Health Committee Chair Paul Lee attempted on Tuesday to rectify last week’s actions of allowing only supporters of the IVF bill to speak in favor of the bill while not allowing any of those who had signed up in opposition to the bill a chance.

I Stock 466709194 Alabama News
Super Tuesday preview: Primary ballot features critical state and federal races, constitutional amendment

Super Tuesday is upon us, and several critical seats in both state and federal politics, along with a constitutional amendment, will be on statewide ballots.

Trump Alabama News
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.

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