Latest Alabama State Legislature News

Alabama eyes fentanyl penalties; critics say they won't work

Sep. 26, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers may consider harsher penalties for traffickers and distributors of illicit fentanyl next year, but some say a comprehensive approach should also include more health services and helping drug users reduce overdoses. Republicans Reps. Matt...

Affidavit: Ex-Alabama lawmaker groped woman at restaurant

Aug. 24, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An ex-Alabama legislator who campaigned in the state for former President Donald Trump has been charged with groping a woman at a restaurant. Perry Hooper Jr., 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sex abuse. An affidavit filed with the...

Ex-Alabama legislator arrested on a sex abuse charge

Aug. 23, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama legislator was arrested Tuesday on a sex abuse charge, police said. Perry Hooper, Jr., 67, was charged with first-degree sex abuse related in connection to an incident that occurred in downtown Montgomery on Aug. 16, Capt. Saba Coleman, a...

Alabama GOP to vote on idea of recommending closed primaries

Aug. 09, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is one of 15 states that do not ask voters to register with a political party ahead of a voting in a primary. Some Republicans argue it’s time to change that. The Alabama Republican Party will take a vote this weekend on whether to support a party...