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Alabama lawmakers hope to make state hands-free for drivers

Alabama could become the 17th state to ban holding cell phones while driving. A bill that would ban holding a phone while driving has...

Legislators tackle opioids

Alabama is at Ground Zero in the opioid overdose crisis — last year the state had the highest national number of opioid prescriptions, more than...

Final passage given to close loophole in state’s drunk driving law

Alabama lawmakers in the State House voted on Thursday to close a loophole in the state’s drunk driving law in hopes of reducing drunk driving...

Lawmakers unanimously vote to close loophole in state’s drunk driving law

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday voted 98-0 to close a loophole in the state's drunk driving law in hopes of reducing drunk driving deaths. SB1, sponsored...

Jim McClendon: A tale of two lotteries for two budgets

Let me start by clarifying I am married to only one thing in life — my beautiful wife, El. My relationship with her is nonnegotiable....

Jim McClendon to introduce Alabama Lottery bill in special session

Alabama could be getting a state lottery soon, with the money going to fund Medicaid and schools statewide. State Sen. Jim McClendon, a Springville Republican,...

Fantasy sports, gambling could be big business for state

A slate of bills aimed at loosening Alabama's gambling laws and setting the state up to benefit from the lucrative gaming industry have been...

Alabama legislative preview: March 21 – March 25, 2016

The Alabama House of Representatives will convene at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the Senate an hour later, as state lawmakers gather for the 17th...

Alabama legislative preview: Mar. 14 – Mar. 18, 2016

The Legislative Session resumes Tuesday when the Alabama House of Representatives reconvenes at 1 p.m and the Senate an hour later. The Senate is slated...

Alabama legislative agenda preview: March 7 – March 11, 2016

Alabama lawmakers will return to Montgomery Tuesday as the legislative session resumes, with the House convening at 1 p.m. and the Senate an hour...



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