Latest Alabama State Legislature News

Alabama senator wants bond law change after Blanchard death

Jan. 16, 2020 9:19 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama state senator announced plans to file a bill to revoke bond for more offenses in the wake of the death of a UFC heavyweight fighter’s stepdaughter. The proposal was inspired by the case of Aniah Blanchard, Sen. Cam Ward said Tuesday at a news conference in...

Alabama AG opposed expected medical marijuana bill

Jan. 9, 2020 2:53 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general is opposing medical marijuana legislation expected to be introduced in the upcoming legislative session. In a Jan. 6 letter to lawmakers, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called marijuana an addictive substance and drew parallels with the ongoing...

FILE - In this March 4, 2019 file photo, Carol Dean, left, cries while embraced by Lawanda Anderson as Dean sifts through the debris of the home she shared with her husband, David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed the house in Beauregard, Ala. This was one of the top stories in Alabama in 2019  .(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Deadly tornado, abortion ban among top stories of 2019

Dec. 28, 2019 9:20 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's biggest news stories of 2019 included a legislative effort to outlaw abortion, an ongoing crisis in state prisons and a deadly tornado that claimed 23 lives. Here's a look at the stories that dominated headlines over the last year. LEE COUNTY TORNADO Twenty-three people...

Court says workers can't sue over blocked minimum wage boost

Dec. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Fast food workers can't sue the Alabama attorney general over a 2016 state law that blocked a minimum wage increase in the state's largest city, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state of Alabama, saying the workers do not...