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Senate debates increased Confederate monument protections

Senators began debate on a bill that would increase the penalties for violating the 2017 Alabama Memorial Preservation Act from a flat $25,000 to $5,000 per day.

Birmingham Mayor criticizes Alabama law protecting Confederate monument

Woodfin made the comments the same day lawmakers debated a proposal to increase fines for violating the law.

Rauf Bolden: Opposing taxation without representation

"It is all about the money. “Money to get the power, power to keep the money," according to Machiavelli's patron Lorenzo di...

Alabama House to vote on confederate monuments bill

A bill to block historic monuments from being altered or removed without lawmaker approval is getting a vote in the Alabama House. SB60, otherwise known as...

State Senate to vote on nixing concealed carry permits

The Alabama Senate will vote on a legislation Tuesday that would allow people to lawfully carry a concealed handgun without needing to get a permit...

Pre-abortion sonogram bill delayed in Alabama Senate

A controversial piece of legislation was delayed in the Alabama Senate Health Committee on Wednesday​ SB 272, the Ultrasound Access Act, was scheduled for a...

Alabama Senate approves bill blocking removal of old monuments, statues

The Alabama Senate approved a bill Thursday that would block attempts to change or remove statues, memorials and monuments that are over 20 years...

Robert Bentley signs Jason Flatt suicide prevention act into law

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed a bill into law that requires educators and others to have training on youth suicide awareness and prevention annually,...

Alabama legislative preview: April 4 – April 8, 2016

Legislators return to Montgomery this week after their spring break, with the House of Representatives convening at 1 p.m. and the Senate an hour...

NRA urges Alabamians to call legislators in support of gun bills

Two bills currently under consideration by the Alabama Legislature are receiving special attention from the National Rifle Association’s political action arm, the NRA Institute...



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