Latest Alabama State Legislature News

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, launched his reelection bid Sunday, seeking to create another Deep South victory in a Republican-dominated state. Before several hundred cheering supporters in Birmingham, Jones...

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, has kicked off his reelection bid. Jones launched his 2020 campaign with a rally in Birmingham attended Sunday by several hundred cheering supporters. Invoking the campaign theme...

Alabama marriage forms to change next week

Aug. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will require new forms— and a new process — for getting married beginning next week. The Alabama Department of Public Health issued guidance Tuesday about the new form and procedure. The Alabama Legislature this year voted to do away with marriage licenses to...

Former Alabama legislator wounded in shooting

Aug. 13, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama state representative was shot several times inside his car but didn't report the shooting. WSFA-TV reports former Rep. James Thomas was wounded last week on Aug. 5 and has since recovered. Selma Interim Police Chief Robert Green says Wilcox County Sheriff's Office asked...

Medical marijuana commission to hold first meeting

Aug. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's commission considering laws about medical marijuana is holding its first meeting. The Medical Cannabis Study Commission is tasked with recommending legislation to be considered in the 2020 legislative session. The panel will hold its first meeting at the Alabama Statehouse...