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2014/04/20 03:37
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Legislators receive an annual raise in their monthly expense allowance to reflect any increase in the federal consumer price index. This year that equates to 1.5 percent increase. Lawmakers, unless...
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2014/04/19 05:16
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The lot of city-owned property is on the southwest corner of Jacksonville and includes about 30 acres of land that school leaders plan to use for a new elementary school. The council voted in March to...
2014/04/18 16:39
2014/04/18 16:39
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The French have a proverb that's been around since the 19th century, but it still applies so well today to political scandals in Alabama: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." In other words,...
2014/04/15 06:13
2014/04/15 06:13
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The lot of city-owned property is on the southwest corner of Jacksonville and includes about 30 acres of land that school leaders plan to use for a new elementary school. The council voted in March to...
2014/04/13 05:37
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Bentley also announced that he would not force lawmakers into a special session over the issue of the raise. The governor cited the cost of a special session to taxpayers and the "attitude of the...
2014/04/08 22:14
2014/04/08 22:14
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Were it not for environmental groups keeping watch on the Alabama Legislature, lawmakers in Montgomery might have slipped through yet another stealth bill. Grant that environmentalists, like anyone...
2014/04/08 22:14
2014/04/08 22:14
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Editorial: No executions, for now — Timing is right for Alabama to rethink its stance on the death penalty On Monday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange visited Anniston and provided two...
2014/04/08 17:11
2014/04/08 17:11
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A spokeswoman for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard says she wasn't aware that a company he partially owns got paid about $11,000 by the Alabama Legislature during the past two years. Hubbard...
2014/04/07 22:08
2014/04/07 22:08
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The Alabama Legislature approved a bill that would make it a capital offense to murder someone who has a protective order against the offender. It's called Kelley's Law and it's goal is to help end...
2014/04/06 05:37
2014/04/06 05:37
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State Rep. Greg Wren of Montgomery resigned his office Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor ethics charge involving misuse of his public office. His plea agreement with the state attorney...
2014/04/06 01:13
2014/04/06 01:13
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But when the Alabama Legislature closed up shop Thursday — nearly a week before its expected adjournment date — lawmakers were still at odds with Gov. Robert Bentley over the education budget and...
2014/04/05 05:13
2014/04/05 05:13
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Editorial: Not happy about it — Odd ending to 2014 Legislature wasn’t what the state needed The Alabama Legislature ended its 2014 regular session Thursday evening in an unexpected way — early. So...
2014/04/05 01:13
2014/04/05 01:13
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Poll: Most Americans think pot will one day be legal in all 50 states A new study shows Americans more than ever think marijuana use should be decriminalized, but officials believe law changes in...
2014/04/05 00:37
2014/04/05 00:37
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A bill to protect the state’s four nonprofit spay and neuter clinics was a good piece of legislation that didn’t get passed during the recent session of the Alabama Legislature. The House passed the...
2014/04/04 19:08
2014/04/04 19:08
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The Alabama Legislature passed "Kelley's Law" this week. The measure makes it a capital offense to murder someone who has a protective order against the offender. It also eliminates the possibility...
2014/04/04 17:11
2014/04/04 17:11
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The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill to drug test welfare applicants who have had drug convictions within the last five years. The House of Representatives voted 73-27 for the bill Thursday....
2014/04/04 05:13
2014/04/04 05:13
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State Sen. Scott Beason, everyone’s favorite Gardendale firebrand, thought it wise if Alabamians could legally carry guns in their cars without a permit. Arm everyone, lest the bad guys might take us...
2014/04/04 04:37
2014/04/04 04:37
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) � Dozens of bills died when the Alabama Legislature ended its 2014 session Thursday, including one to rewrite Alabama's open meetings law and another the state prison system said...
2014/04/04 04:37
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) � The Alabama Legislature is trying to keep members from immediately becoming lobbyists after leaving office. The Senate voted 32-0 Thursday night to approve changes the House...
2014/04/04 04:37
2014/04/04 04:37
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) � A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 30th and final meeting day of the regular session: �Gave final approval to an education budget that does not...
2014/04/20 03:37
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