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Study commission to legalize medical marijuana holds first meeting

The Medical Cannabis Study Commission met for the first time Tuesday to discuss the issue of medical marijuana.

Ivey tumbles out of Top 10 most popular governor rankings

Daily fantasy sports companies up and running in Alabama

Ala. Sen. Doug Jones reacts to Roy Moore’s second bid for Senate seat

Lawsuit against former Gov. Bentley settled for more than half a million dollars

Special election announced to fill Ala. district 42 seat

Gov. Ivey signs bill creating study commission on medical marijuana

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Ala. governor signs chemical castration bill into law

New Ala. law lets nurses work across state lines with compact license

Ivey approves parole board reforms

  Chemical castration bill awaiting Ala. governor’s signature

What Alabama lawmakers did, did not accomplish this year

Ala. State Rep. Jimmy Martin dies

All Alabama passengers may be required to wear seat belts

Currently, only people in the front seats of a vehicle are required to wear a seat belt in Alabama.

Lawmakers approve Alabama equal pay legislation

Alabama lawmakers have approved a pay equity bill that would prohibit businesses from paying employees less because of their gender or race

Human trafficking bills pass Ala. Senate committee

A Senate committee has made changes and passed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at stopping human trafficking in Alabama.

Ala. bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses heads to governor’s desk

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses.

Alabama legislators push lottery bill debate to Wednesday

Ala. attorney general ready to defend new abortion law in court

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Ala. lottery bill undergoes changes in House committee

Pro-abortion rights banner flies after near-total ban passes Ala. Senate

Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

  Hands-free bill near vote in Alabama House

A bill that would mandate all drivers not touch cell phones could be up for a vote in the Alabama House Wednesday.

State Rep. John Rogers comments on abortion bill, issues in the state

An Alabama House representative had some strong comments about an abortion bill, which passed in the House Tuesday.

  Bill covers LGBTQ community and police for hate crimes

Alabama is one step closer to applying stiffer penalties for LGBTQ hate crimes.

Alabama House passes bill that would ban nearly all abortions

The Alabama House of Representatives is debating a bill that would ban nearly all abortions.

Senate committee passes bill restricting sale of vaping devices

State lawmakers want to crack down on stores selling products like vapes and e-cigarettes.

House passes bill making it illegal for sheriffs to pocket jail food

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill 102 to 0 to stop sheriffs from using leftover jail food money for personal gain.

Several bills targeting human trafficking pass House committees

Two of the bills would require health care workers and new commercial drivers to go through human trafficking training.

Lottery bill passes in Alabama Senate

By a vote of 21-12, the Alabama Senate has voted to approve a lottery bill.

  Bill would allow non-certified teachers to teach longer

A new bill making its way through the Alabama legislature is aimed at helping the teacher shortage in the state.

Senate Judiciary committee passes Alabama medical marijuana bill

The Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill allowing people with certain conditions to use medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana bill moves to full Senate

The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

New bill could help ease Alabama’s nursing shortage

The Alabama Board of Nursing says employers find it difficult to hire travel or temporary nurses because many are unwilling to get another license. That could soon change.

Bill that would end concealed carry pistol permit requirement discussed Wednesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee had a public hearing on a bill that would rid Alabamians of a requirement to obtain a pistol permit before carrying a concealed firearm.

Alabama House passes bill requiring public schools recite pledge

A bill passed in the Alabama state house would require the Pledge of Allegiance be recited at public schools.

Alabama continues to pay former Gov. Bentley’s legal bills

Alabama taxpayers are still footing former Gov. Robert Bentley's legal bills.

Dozens lobby against scrapping concealed carry permit requirement

Dozens of people came to the statehouse to oppose a bill that would rid Alabamians of a requirement to obtain a pistol permit before concealed carrying a firearm.

Lawmakers consider bill to allow medical marijuana use for some

More than 20 House lawmakers are co-sponsoring a bill to allow people with certain conditions to use cannabis, also known as medical marijuana.

AL leaders react to death of state Rep. Dimitri Polizos

Alabama leaders are reacting to the news of the death of state Rep. Dimitri Polizos, R-Montgomery.

  Proposed ‘anti road rage’ bill would help clarify left lane driving

A bill making its way through the Alabama legislature would make it illegal to drive in the left lane longer than 1.5 miles without completely passing another vehicle.

Proposed AL bill encourages nurses to work in rural areas

Healthcare facilities struggle to attract nurses to rural areas, but one proposed bill could help bring more experienced nurse practitioners to those facing a healthcare professional shortage.

Alabama Senate votes to repeal Common Core standards

The Alabama Senate has passed a bill to repeal Common Core standards.

New campaign launched to combat student debt

Picking a college or university to attend is intimidating for many, but figuring out how to pay for it could be even more overwhelming.

  Tuscaloosa girl is using her voice to change the world

Isabel Hope is a 16 year old activist from Tuscaloosa. She believes in the First Amendment and that she can make a difference in the world.

With Ivey’s signature, AL raises fuel taxes for first time since 1990s

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation Tuesday afternoon that will raise the state’s fuel tax rate for the first time since the early 1990s.

Gov. Ivey calls special session focused on gas tax

Following her State of the State address Tuesday night, Gov. Kay Ivey called a special session focused on her proposed gas tax.

Report: Infrastructure neglect endangering safety of Alabamians

Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference with supporters of her Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan Friday and unveiled a new report from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.

Bill would require human trafficking training for AL law enforcement

“Often times there are men, women and children that someone may have felt they were prostitutes when actually those are human trafficking victims," said bill sponsor Merika Coleman.

Alabama Democratic Party ordered to hold new election for chair, vice chair

The Democratic National Committee has ordered the Alabama Democratic Party to hold a new election for its chairman and vice chairman positions in the next 90 days.

Bill would scrap AL concealed carry permit requirement

State Senator Gerald Allen says Alabamians have a Constitutional right to carry without having to register with their local sheriff’s office.

Kay Ivey’s inaugural address looks to the past, on to the future

Now, Ivey holds the office outright having won it handily against her challenger in the latest state elections.

Photos of Inauguration Day through the years

Take a stroll through history and look at these photos from Inauguration Days past.

Strange, Moore head to runoff in GOP Senate race

Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Jones wins Democratic Senate primary

Doug Jones, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney under the Clinton administration, has won the Democratic primary in Alabama for U.S. Senate