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  • Group urges Alabama to create dam safety program 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:34 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A group urged Alabama to create an inspection program for the hundreds of dams across the state, most of which they say go unregulated.

  • Alabama enacts restrictions on welfare 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:34 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama has enacted new laws setting stricter requirement for welfare, including requiring applicants to apply for three jobs before getting aid.

  • New law gives more time for securities fraud cases 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:49 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The director of the Alabama Securities Commission expects a new state law to make it easier to prosecute securities fraud cases that take years for the crime to emerge.

  • Ala. Legislature spent money with Hubbard company 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:53 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A spokeswoman for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard said he wasn't aware that a company he partially owns got paid about $11,000 by the Legislature during the past two years.

  • Alabama governor signs crowd funding law 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:11 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabamians are being given a new way to raise money to start small businesses.

  • Correction: Little Known Civil Rights Icon story 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - In a story March 2 about the death of Walter Lee Fowlkes, The Associated Press, relying on a report from that quoted family, friends and a former state lawmaker, reported erroneously that Fowlkes was the subject of a 1963 AP photo showing a civil rights marcher being attacked by a police dog. The marcher in the photo was Walter Gadsden, not Fowlkes.

  • AP Interview: Alabama speaker reacts to plea deal 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:21 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he never tried to insert language into the state budget to help direct business to a company that had ties to his own.

  • General Fund becomes law with few changes 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:34 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's $1.8 billion General Fund budget for the next fiscal year has become law with only small changes from the governor.

  • Alabama Legislature approves budget, ends session 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:11 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The 2014 legislative session ended Thursday with approval of the education budget and a political rift between Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and GOP lawmakers.

  • Many bills die on last day of Alabama Legislature 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:50 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Dozens of bills died when the Alabama Legislature ended its 2014 session Thursday, including one to rewrite Alabama's open meetings law and another the state prison system said was needed to resume executions in Alabama.

  • Lobbying for former Alabama Legislature limited 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:35 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature is trying to keep members from immediately becoming lobbyists after leaving office.

  • Alabama lawmakers approve welfare drug testing 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:42 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill to drug test welfare applicants who have had a drug conviction within the last five years.

  • Alabama places new rules on abortions 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:32 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature is tightening regulations for girls under 18 seeking abortions, but a bill that would ban most abortions in the state appears dead.

  • Bill regarding Alabama's spay clinics stalls 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:03 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill aimed at protecting nonprofit spay-neuter clinics operating in Alabama stalled in the state Senate on the last day of the legislative session.

  • Democratic Sen. Keahey drops re-election campaign 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:44 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Democratic state Sen. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill has dropped his campaign for re-election in a southwest Alabama district that has become more Republican leaning.

  • Alabama Legislature approves bill on jobs, welfare 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:45 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill requiring people to apply for three jobs before seeking welfare benefits.

  • Alabama House approves welfare restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:25 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives has given final passage to a bill aimed at stopping people from using welfare benefit cards at liquor stores, bars, tattoo parlors, psychic networks and strip clubs.

  • Todd upset by anti-gay marriage resolution vote 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:31 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution urging an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage.

  • Handguns-in-cars bill dies in Ala. House committee 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:37 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Members of a legislative committee have shot down a bill to let people carry loaded handguns in their cars without a concealed carry permit.

  • Senators approve 2, block 2 ASU trustees 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:43 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - State senators approved two of Gov. Robert Bentley's selections for the board of Alabama State University on Wednesday and rejected two others, prompting him to resume his search for trustees at the Montgomery university that has been a focus of his administration for more than a year.

  • Common Core repeal, wiretapping among dead bills 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:56 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A repeal of the Common Core curriculum standards and a cap on payday loan interest rates are among the legislative proposals that are dead for the session.

  • Alabama education budget raises insurance funding 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:52 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Senate approved an education budget Tuesday that would increase funding for public education employees' health insurance but would not provide a pay raise.

  • Ala. GOP legislator resigns, pleads to misdemeanor 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:05 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Rep. Greg Wren, one of Alabama's veteran Republican legislators, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor ethics violation and agreed to assist prosecutors with an ongoing investigation of state government.

  • Alabama governor signs law for marijuana oil study 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:04 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation permitting the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a study of a marijuana derivative to treat seizures.

  • Ala. Legislature approves tax credit for adoptions 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:07 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill to encourage adoptions by providing a one-time state tax credit of $1,000.