Latest Alabama State Legislature News

Charlotte Meadows wins special election for Alabama House

Nov. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An education advocate has been elected to fill an Alabama House seat. According to preliminary results from the Secretary of State’s Office, Republican Charlotte Meadows is the winner of Tuesday’s special election. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Meadows defeated...

Trump noncommittal on backing Jeff Sessions for Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 7:01 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won't campaign against his former attorney general, whom he publicly mocked in the past, as Jeff Sessions tries to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate. Trump, whose relationship with Sessions soured when the attorney general recused himself from the...

The Latest: Trump will have 'no more vigorous advocate'

Nov. 8, 2019 2:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Jeff Sessions' Senate run (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he is running for Senate because he wants to finish work on immigration, trade and other issues that both he and President Donald Trump have championed. In a telephone interview...

AP sources: Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

Nov. 6, 2019 10:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said Wednesday. Sessions, 72, will be making a return to the political stage a year after stepping down as President...

AP Sources: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid on Thursday

Nov. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid on Thursday.

Federal judge blocks Alabama's strict abortion ban

Oct. 29, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a...

Sen. Doug Jones leads fundraising in Alabama race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight. The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a...

Ward to challenge Shaw for Alabama Supreme Court seat

Oct. 7, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Cam Ward announced Monday he will challenge two-term incumbent Justice Greg Shaw for a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court, setting up a significant Republican primary battle in 2020. Both men indicated they will file campaign paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party...

The Latest: Shaw to seek re-election to Supreme Court

Oct. 7, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama Supreme Court place one race (all times local): 12:56 p.m. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Greg Shaw is seeking re-election. The Republican justice was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2008 and was re-elected in 2014. He previously served on the Alabama...

Former Alabama state legislator Pete Turnham dies at 99

Oct. 1, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former state legislator Pete Turnham, who was a force in the Alabama House of Representatives for decades, died Monday. He was 99. His son, Joe Turnham, confirmed his father's death. Pete Turnham served 40 years in the state House. He was first elected in 1958 and retired in 1998. The...