Latest Alabama State Legislature News

The Latest: Shelby says Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate run

Jun. 25, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Alabama Senate race (all times local): 4:30p.m. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said former attorney general Jeff Sessions has not ruled out running for his old Senate seat and would be a "formidable" candidate if he did. Shelby told reporters Tuesday that his former...

Judges question basis for Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical Tuesday of a lawsuit by fast-food workers and civil rights groups accusing Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking a minimum-wage hike in the city of Birmingham. The plaintiffs accused the Legislature of targeting a...

The Latest: Judges question Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing over an Alabama minimum wage law that critics say is racially discriminatory (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Some federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lawsuit that accuses Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking the majority-black...

Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

Jun. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. With GOP leaders including President Donald...

Roy Moore running for Senate despite discouragement from GOP

Jun. 20, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten...

The Latest: Sen. Jones: Moore candidacy 'not good' for state

Jun. 20, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Roy Moore's decision on whether to run for U.S. Senate in Alabama (all times local): 5 p.m. Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says Roy Moore's decision to run for the seat again in 2020 "is not good for the state of Alabama." Jones told The Associated Press after Moore's...

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Jun. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, confirmed that he will make an announcement on the Senate race Thursday. Moore, who lost in 2017 to Democrat Doug Jones, told The Associated...

Police: 2 people killed in house fire in east Alabama city

Jun. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Police say two people have died in a house fire in the east Alabama community of Phenix City. Phenix City police Capt. Darryl Williams says the blaze was reported around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. He says the home was fully engulfed by fire when officers arrived. Al.com reports that...

Alabama governor approves anti-voyeurism bill

Jun. 15, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an anti-voyeurism bill. The legislation signed Tuesday outlaws "upskirting." That's when a photo is taken up a women's skirt or blouse without her consent. The bill sponsored by Republican state Sen. Clyde Chambliss makes it a misdemeanor to take an...

Figures drops out of running for Democratic Party chair

Jun. 14, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures is dropping out of the running to lead the Alabama Democratic Party. Figures announced Friday that that she is no longer running for party chairman. She had been part of a field of candidates seeking to unseat current chairwoman Nancy Worley. Figures...