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Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix

Feb. 24, 2024 01:13 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers began scrambling for ways to protect Alabama in vitro fertilization services after multiple providers paused treatment in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could be considered children under a state law. Facing a wave of...

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...

Alabama lawmakers push sweeping gambling bill that would allow lottery and casinos

Feb. 07, 2024 20:47 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A group of Alabama lawmakers unveiled a sweeping gambling bill Wednesday that could authorize a state lottery and 10 casinos across the conservative Deep South state as some Republicans look to get the question before voters in November. Alabama is one of...

Ivey says 'now is the time' for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills

Feb. 06, 2024 21:45 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the...

Gambling, education, election bills before Alabama lawmakers in 2024

Feb. 05, 2024 19:52 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2024 legislative session. Here are some issues to watch for as the session begins. EDUCATION VOUCHERS Republican Gov. Kay Ivey will back legislation creating education savings...

Alabama can enforce a ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors, appeals court rules

Jan. 11, 2024 20:36 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama can begin immediately enforcing a ban outlawing the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender people under 19, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, granting the state’s request to stay a preliminary injunction that had blocked enforcement of...

Georgia and Alabama propose a deal to settle their water war over the Chattahoochee River

Dec. 12, 2023 18:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia and Alabama are proposing a settlement to a long-running dispute over water flows in the Chattahoochee River, although the deal won't address objections from groups in Florida over how much water ultimately flows into the environmentally sensitive Apalachicola River. ...