Latest Alabama state government News

Lottery, casino bill passes key vote in Alabama House

Feb. 15, 2024 17:02 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lottery and casino legislation passed a key test Thursday in the Alabama Legislature as the House of Representatives approved a sweeping gambling proposal with an aim to get the measure before voters in November. The House of Representatives approved the...

Louisiana lawmaker proposes adding nitrogen gas and electrocution to the state's execution methods

Feb. 14, 2024 21:08 PM EST

BATON ROGUE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's infamous electric chair — dubbed by death row inmates as “Gruesome Gertie” — was last used for an execution in 1991, when the state moved to lethal injections as the sole method to carry out capital punishment. However, like other...

Alabama Senate votes to change archives oversight after LGBTQ+ lecture

Feb. 14, 2024 20:22 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate voted Wednesday to put a politically appointed board in control of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, a change proposed after some lawmakers were upset about the department hosting a lecture on LGBTQ+ history. State senators...

Casino and lottery proposal swiftly advances in the Alabama Legislature

Feb. 14, 2024 18:54 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A gambling proposal to authorize a lottery, sports betting, and multiple casinos across Alabama was swiftly advanced by a legislative committee on Wednesday. The Alabama House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved the two-bill package, putting...

Lottery, casino bill heads to first test in Alabama Legislature

Feb. 13, 2024 21:17 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Casino and lottery legislation is headed to its first test in the Alabama Legislature as Republican supporters aim to get the proposal before voters this fall. The sweeping proposal would authorize up to 10 casino sites with table games and slot machines, a...

Alabama lawmakers advance absentee ballot restrictions

Feb. 13, 2024 21:10 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced legislation to restrict assistance with absentee ballot applications, a measure Republicans said is needed to combat voter fraud but that opponents argued would discourage voting. The Alabama Senate approved the bill on...

Alabama bill that would allow lottery, casinos and sports betting headed to first test

Feb. 08, 2024 22:46 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama lawmakers could cast their first votes next week on sweeping gambling legislation to allow a state lottery, sports betting and casinos in the Deep South state. If approved by lawmakers, the proposal would go before Alabama voters in the November...

Man fleeing police caused crash that injured Gayle Manchin, authorities say

Jan. 31, 2024 19:22 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A man fleeing police caused the Alabama car crash that injured Gayle Manchin, head of an economic development partnership of the federal government and 13 state governments and the wife of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, along with a colleague of hers, authorities said Wednesday. ...

US Sen. Joe Manchin’s wife Gayle, who leads economic development group, hospitalized after car crash

Jan. 30, 2024 19:23 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gayle Manchin, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's wife, who leads an economic development partnership of the federal government and 13 state governments, and a colleague of hers have both been hospitalized following a car crash in Alabama. Gayle Manchin, 76, and Guy...

Federal court says Alabama can carry out first nitrogen gas execution; Supreme Court appeal expected

Jan. 24, 2024 21:34 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will be allowed to put an inmate to death with nitrogen gas, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, refusing to block what would be the nation’s first execution by a new method since 1982. A divided panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...