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Alabama lawmakers hope to make state hands-free for drivers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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