- Bentley prison plan to be decided on session's final day Updated: May-04-16 4:58 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's $800 million prison construction proposal will be decided on the final day of the 2016 legislative session.
- Oil spill bill, Medicaid fix stumbles at session's end Updated: May-03-16 11:30 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Legislation dictating how to spend Alabama's oil spill settlement money - and provide a funding fix for Medicaid - is dead for the legislative session after senators could not agree Tuesday on how to use the $1 billion windfall.
- Issues to watch in the final days of the session Updated: May-02-16 8:03 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday begin the final two days of the legislative session with some major decisions before them. Lawmakers plan to meet Tuesday and then adjourn the session Wednesday. Here are three issues to watch in the 2016 session's final hours.
- Gas tax, lottery bills dead as legislature nears end Updated: Apr-30-16 11:39 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the two days of the 2016 legislative session.
- Governor facing impeachment push: I've done nothing illegal Updated: Apr-29-16 3:08 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Embattled Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday maintained he has done nothing wrong, just a day after Alabama lawmakers revived an impeachment effort against him.
- Judge: Alabama House speaker to go on trial in May Updated: Apr-29-16 2:55 pm
OPELIKA, Alabama - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard will go to trial next month on ethics charges, after a judge on Friday refused a defense request to postpone the proceedings until August.
- Lawmakers name lane cake as state cake of Alabama Updated: Apr-29-16 3:20 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama has an official state bird, nut, fruit and even crustacean.
- House approves split of settlement money from BP oil spill Updated: Apr-28-16 11:48 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a compromise plan for doling out settlement money from the 2010 oil spill - one that could help stave off cuts in Medicaid this fall.
- Birmingham Water Works board spat brings Senate to a halt Updated: Apr-28-16 6:06 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A heated disagreement over a municipal water works board bill led to an early adjournment of the Alabama Senate.
- Committee passes watered-down payday loan bill Updated: Apr-27-16 9:38 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A House committee on Wednesday shelved a bill that would have given borrowers up to six months to repay payday loans, but agreed to send a watered-down version to the House for a full vote.
- Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil bill Updated: Apr-27-16 9:16 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession.
- Committee approves bill dividing BP settlement Updated: Apr-27-16 4:51 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama would use settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill to pay off state debts and pay for road projects in coastal counties, under a last-minute compromise approved Wednesday by a budget committee.
- Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion procedure Updated: Apr-26-16 6:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure advanced in the Alabama legislature on Tuesday.
- Alabama personhood bill 'dead' on House floor Updated: Apr-22-16 2:14 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama "personhood" bill which would have effectively banned abortion in the state failed to make it to a vote Thursday in the House of Representatives.
- Lawmakers give final approval to education budget, raise Updated: Apr-21-16 5:22 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to the education budget and a 4 percent pay raise for teachers - their first tangible increase since 2008.
- Senator pushes for lottery vote as session nears end Updated: Apr-21-16 11:02 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - As Alabama's 2016 legislative session quickly nears its end, a state senator is making a final push for a lottery.
- Committee passes bill to close abortion clinics near schools Updated: Apr-20-16 8:19 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has passed a bill to keep abortion clinics at least 2,000 feet away from public schools, which would impact at least one existing facility in the state.
- Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business Updated: Apr-20-16 6:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples.
- Hubbard's defense lawyers asks to delay trial until August Updated: Apr-20-16 5:38 pm
OPELIKA, Alabama - Lawyers for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Wednesday asked a judge to delay Hubbard's ethics trial from May until August.
- Abortion procedure challenged as 'torture' in Alabama Updated: Apr-20-16 4:28 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure would be illegal under a new bill debated in the Alabama legislature on Wednesday.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: Apr-20-16 3:51 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- VictoryLand electronic bingo machine bill fails in Senate Updated: Apr-19-16 9:10 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill that would have allowed electronic gambling machines at a Macon County dog track failed on a procedural vote Tuesday night in the Alabama Senate.
- Alabama House approves retirement bill for new state hires Updated: Apr-19-16 6:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill passed in the Alabama House of Representatives would automatically enroll new state employees in individual retirement accounts.
- Lawmakers to hold hearings on Medicaid Updated: Apr-18-16 7:44 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers plan to hold a series of hearings on the state's Medicaid program as the agency's commissioner predicts dramatic service cuts without additional funding.
- Alabama House approves marijuana oil bill Updated: Apr-14-16 4:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to decriminalize non-high inducing marijuana oil in a bid to help people coping with debilitating seizures.