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Senate bill seeks to remove anti-gay language from state’s sex education...

An Alabama Senate committee has approved a bill that would remove anti-gay language from the state's sex education law. The Senate Education Policy Committee unanimously...

Cam Ward introduces bill to increase penalties for human trafficking

An Alabama state senator introduced a bill on Tuesday to enhance the criminal penalties for obstructing the enforcement of the human trafficking laws in...

Bill to mandate insurance coverage for autism therapy heads to Kay...

While most Alabamians were sound asleep, state lawmakers were hard at work trying to get legislation across the finish line early Thursday morning. Making it past...

Autism insurance bill stalls in Alabama Senate

Families of autistic children faced a set-back Monday when a bill that would require health insurance providers cover an expensive autism therapy stalled in...

OPS broadband may soon move beyond the Gig City of Opelika

When Opelika, Ala. found its residents at a economic and educational disadvantage not having full-access to high speed internet and cable, the city tried...

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...

Proposal circulating in Montgomery would close state primary elections

While Alabamians have already voted in the this year's Presidential Preference Primaries, that hasn't ended the conversation in 2016 about the state's elections. A plan...

House OKs bill to fund wireless networks in schools

The Alabama House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to approve a bill to provide $12 million in funding to help schools in rural parts...

Senate passes slew of bills with nearly empty chamber

During Thursday's legislative session, a variety of bills were passed on the Senate floor with at one point, only  13 lawmakers attending. The number of...

Senate to consider bill providing broadband service to rural areas

Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) has introduced legislation in the Senate that would remove coverage area restrictions for public providers of municipal telecommunication services and allow those...
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