House passes “safe harbor” bill for human trafficking victims

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Alabama may soon offer safe harbor provisions for children who have been victims of human trafficking. Under House Bill 433, children who have been...

Stripped-down budget passes major hurdle in state Senate

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The Senate budget panel passed a bare-bones budget on Wednesday, despite a grim picture painted by the heads of Alabama's public health and safety...

IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

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Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate...

Alabama governor, education board OK charter school commission

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The Alabama State Board of Education confirmed a list of appointed nominees on Tuesday for the state's new charter school commission. Gov. Robert Bentley, who...

Robert Bentley announces increased grants for VPK programs

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Tuesday afternoon Gov. Robert Bentley issued a news release touting his administration's efforts to increase funding for Alabama's voluntary prekindergarten programs — recently called...

Lawmakers approve state education budget

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The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to the education budget that expands the state's prekindergarten program. The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved...

Plan for earmark-free state budget passes Senate panel

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A bill by Sen. Gerald Dial to unify the Alabama general fund and education budgets moved forward in the Senate Tuesday, as the finance...

Tax proposal would cover most common adult vices

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Alabama Today has learned that Rep. Jack Williams is looking into a way to restructure state statutes that govern materials deemed for adult consumption...

Donna Marietta: The Forgotten Generation

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Seniors are often the forgotten generation. As we go about our daily lives, we forget there are many seniors who live alone and are...

Budget deal still elusive in final days of regular session

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Alabama Today is hearing that as we round out the end of the Regular Legislative Session the plan is to be in session two...