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Adoption overhaul bill passes Alabama House of Representatives

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill designed to overhaul the adoption process in the state after a four-year effort to revamp the state’s outdated adoption code.

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Alabama House passes amended rules package — Speaker Ledbetter says concerns addressed in caucus meeting, bipartisan negotiation

At Tuesday's organizing session, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a series of contentious rule changes in tandem with electing new House leadership.

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Some lawmakers wary of proposed rule changes to be considered by the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives is expected to consider several significant rule changes that could alter the balance of power in the legislature's lower chamber.

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State Reps. Terri Collins, Paul Lee retain chairmanships in Ledbetter's final round of announcements

House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) has announced his final round of committee leadership appointments.

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House Republican Caucus taps Scott Stadthagen, Chris Pringle for leadership positions

The Republican Caucus of the Alabama House of Representatives has selected Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) as the next Leader of the Caucus and Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) as the House President Pro Tempore.

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Brock Colvin to represent Alabama House District 26 as youngest member in state legislature

At 27, Brock Colvin will be the youngest member of the Alabama Legislature when his term begins next session.

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Five legislative races to watch on Election Day

While most of the focus will be on national politics next Tuesday given much of Alabama's elections are settled during the primaries, there are a handful of Republican-versus-Democrat contests of which to be aware.

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Primary ballots reflect 46 battles for Alabama House seats

The party nominees for 46 of Alabama's 105 House of Representatives seats will be decided in the Democratic and Republican Party primaries on Tuesday, May 24. Republicans presently have a supermajority in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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House to consider legislation to exempt ARPA payments from state income taxes

State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) on Saturday that the Alabama House of Representatives...

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House approves bill to allow Alabama law enforcement to wiretap during drug investigations

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday which would allow state and local law enforcement to conduct drug...

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House passes legislation clarifying EMA provides public safety services

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation clarifying that Emergency Management Agencies across Alabama do...

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House passes bill to give tax breaks to commercial fishermen

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to give ad valorem tax breaks for commercial fishermen. House Bill...

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Jason Black announces his campaign for State House District 2

Limestone County Commissioner Jason Black formally announced his campaign for Alabama House of Representatives District 2 on Tuesday....

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Republicans effectively maintain control of legislature after qualifying ends

Candidate qualifying is over and the Alabama Republican Party has effectively retained its control of both Houses of the Alabama Legislature...

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New legislation seeks to ban ticket quotas for law enforcement

New legislation in the Alabama House of Representatives seeks to remove quotas for traffic citations.   Rep. Andrew Sorrell (Muscle...

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House committee approves act to repeal law allowing student athletes to be compensated

On Wednesday, the Alabama House State Government Committee unanimously voted to give a favorable report to a bill that would repeal...

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Conflicts arise after 'huge black eye' redistricting process in Alabama

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard The recent redistricting has caused conflict amongst some constituents in areas of Alabama. Every 10 years,...

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House candidates raise almost $5 million

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Democrats open their 2022 candidate qualifying on Monday, but according to new campaign finance reports...

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Proposed legislation would allow wiretapping of drug traffickers

By Craig Monger   A pre-filed bill in the Alabama House of Representatives would allow for wiretapping of suspected drug traffickers....

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McCutcheon says redistricting he “felt was very fair”

By Brandon Moseley Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon stands by four redistricting plans that were passed by the Alabama Legislature...

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Alabama House passes congressional redistricting plan

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives passed the Congressional redistricting plan on Monday. Several alternative...

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Committee passes state redistricting plans

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Legislative Committee on Reapportionment approved plans to redistrict both the Alabama House of Representatives,...

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Shelby County woman challenging State Representative in 2022 election

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Susan Dubose announced she is running for State Representative for House District 45. Dubose, the...

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Frances Taylor Announces run for State House

By Brandon Moseley Thursday, former Alabama Federation of Alabama Republican Women Chairman Frances Taylor announced her candidacy...

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After 40 years, Victor Gaston will not seek re-election

By Brandon Moseley          State Representative Victor Gaston (R-Mobile) announced that he will not seek re-election. Gaston is the...