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Committee advanced repeal of habitual offender law

A divided Alabama House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced a bill to repeal Alabama’s habitual offender law that mandates lengthy sentences for...

Protest bill approved, even with objections

Alabama lawmakers approved a bill — filed after the tumultuous summer protests — to stiffen penalties for participating in riots and traffic-blocking...

House committee advances protest bill after changes

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a revised bill that would stiffen penalties for participating in a riot or demonstrations that block traffic,...

House advances oversight bill in response to prison leases

Alabama lawmakers, reacting to the governor’s $3 billion plan to lease prisons, advanced a bill Tuesday that would give the legislative branch...

Lawmaker seeks harsher penalties for riots, defunding police

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An Alabama lawmaker wants to stiffen penalties for participating in a riot--including making it a felony in some cases — a proposal...

Ivey touts prison plan, urges transparent gambling debate

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday said new leased prisons are the foundation of remaking the state’s troubled corrections system and urged...

Steve Flowers: Legislative session begins

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As the 2021 Regular Legislative Session begins, you will see new leadership in the state Senate.  Republicans dominate both chambers, overwhelmingly.  They...

Alabama governor leases CoreCivic prisons in $3 billion plan

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Gov. Kay Ivey agreed on Monday to lease two mammoth prisons as a partial solution to the state’s troubled correction system, over...

Lottery, virus liability, prisons before lawmakers in 2021

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Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the 2021 regular session that will be conducted differently because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Lawsuit filed in Democratic Party leadership battle

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A new federal lawsuit is challenging bylaws changes at the Alabama Democratic Party that led to the installment of new leadership. Joe Reed,...

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