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Former long-time ABC administrator State Rep. William Thigpen dies at 83

Former State Rep. William Thigpen died Saturday at age 83.

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‘Distressed’ Birmingham-Southern College bailout bill passes House — Creates loan program administered by State Treasurer

The Alabama House of Representatives passed an amended version of a Senate bill that would create a loan program for higher education institutions experiencing financial hardship, birthed from the beleaguered Birmingham-Southern College.

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Alabama House passes bill to require adult content filter automatically be activated on devices sold in state

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to require manufacturers to have the adult content filter automatically activated on phones and tablets sold in Alabama.

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House passes legislation to allow manslaughter charges for those who sell or supply a controlled substance that takes the life of user

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow a person to be charged with manslaughter if they provide an individual drugs that leads to their death.

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Bill to collect phone surcharges to fund 988 crisis care system filed in Alabama House

A bill to add a surcharge to all mobile communication in the state to fund the 988 crisis system of care has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Bill banning loitering, panhandling on public roadways clears House of Representatives

On Thursday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill by State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) to prevent loitering or panhandling on roadways.

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House grinds to a halt: Lawmakers debate bill to ban holding a phone while driving — 'This thing was about life and death'

Despite the rule changes meant to streamline the legislative process at the beginning of the year, lawmakers successfully clogged debate in the House, halting a bill that would criminalize holding a mobile phone while driving.

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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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