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Stories with organization: Alabama state government
  • Some counties give gay marriage licenses, others refuse 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 10:35 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

  • Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:30 pm

    At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God."

  • Roy Moore predicts backlash over court's gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:50 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage has "destroyed the foundation of our country which is family," and he predicted a conservative Christian backlash.

  • Ala teen to US AG: Kids learn to hate police early 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:41 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with a group of Birmingham youth and asked them why it's difficult for the general public to empathize with police officers, 16-year-old Ramsay High School student Taylor Sellers gave it to her straight.

  • Confederate flags taken down from Alabama state Capitol story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:52 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Four Confederate flags were taken down from outside the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday as Gov. Robert Bentley ordered their removal amid national controversy about the official display of Confederate emblems on government grounds.

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch to visit Birmingham 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:34 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is scheduled to visit Birmingham to discuss strengthening relationships between law enforcement and citizens.

  • Ala senator gets free hotel for promise to renovate 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:37 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh is a handy man to have around the Alabama State House. During the 2015 legislative session, the state's top senator tore down walls known as filibusters, swept the floor of unwanted bills and drew a blue print for bringing gambling to Alabama.

  • Police: Officers shoot, kill woman on Alabama interstate 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:07 am

    CLANTON, Alabama - Authorities say officers shot and killed a woman who led them on a pursuit and then fired a gun at them during a confrontation on an Alabama interstate.

  • Lawmakers finish first session under new structure 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 8:55 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have finished their first legislative session under a new pay structure that gives them a salary equal to the median household income in the state

  • Oklahoma Creeks oppose Alabama Indian gambling compact 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 8:37 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Oklahoma Creeks, upset over an Alabama's tribe's casino development on what they said is sacred ancestral ground, this month asked Gov. Robert Bentley to reject calls for a gambling compact with the tribe.

  • Alabama House members hold budget workday 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 9:17 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The session is over, but members of the Alabama House of Representatives met Thursday on their chief unresolved problem: a shortfall in the state's general fund budget.

  • AG Luther Strange explains recusal in Hubbard case 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 10:05 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he stepped aside from an investigation into House Speaker Mike Hubbard because his campaign used Hubbard's printing company.

  • Bentley signs Alabama Accountability Act 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 6:08 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - More money could soon be available for a school choice scholarship program that helps Alabama families pay for private school.

  • Alabama high court upholds ruling on teeth-whitening limits 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 8:58 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that teeth-whitening procedures in the state may only be performed by licensed dentists.

  • A look at what passed and failed in the 2015 session 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 11:52 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's 2015 legislative session ended with Gov. Robert Bentley vetoing the general fund budget and pledging to bring lawmakers back into special session. Here's a look at what passed and failed this session:

  • Bentley vetoes austere general fund budget story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 10:55 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday vetoed an austere general fund budget that cut $200 million from state agencies, vowing to bring lawmakers back into special session until they get a workable spending plan.

  • Lawmakers name queen honey bee official agriculture insect 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 6:03 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama legislators have elevated the queen honey bee to the official agricultural insect of the state.

  • Ala. House passes bill to allow state agencies to raise fees 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 8:37 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House on Wednesday passed a bill allowing state agencies to increase fees every five years to fund agency operations.

  • Ala. Senate committee OKs bill restricting abortion clinics 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 5:00 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would ban abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of public schools, legislation that could force at least one clinic to close or move if it becomes law.

  • Alabama Senate seeks to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 1:40 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama senators took a step toward renaming Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, a historic site in the voting rights movement that also bears the name of a Ku Klux Klan officer.

  • Ala. electric chair, drug secrecy bill dead for session 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 1:18 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill that would bring back Alabama's electric chair, and keep secret the suppliers of death penalty drugs, appears dead for the session.

  • Alabama House committee approves business, road tax bills 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 11:56 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A House committee has approved two tax bills in the closing days of the legislative session, although neither is considered a solution to the state's budget woes.

  • Marsh says Alabama lawmakers will vote on budget 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:23 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Senators will spend the final days of the legislative session concentrating on the general fund budget, but acknowledge they have no way to avoid deep cuts to state agencies.

  • Ala. House passes changes to state open meetings laws 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:23 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have passed legislation to tighten the state's Open Meetings Act.

  • Judges will only consider race in legislative district fight 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 3:53 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Judges say they will only look at accusations of racial gerrymandering as they review Alabama's legislative districts for a second time.