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Al.com
Common law marriage in Alabama ends in 2016The days of common law marriage in Alabama will soon end. A bill passed by the
Common law marriage in Alabama ends in 2016
Al.com / Posted 8 hours ago
The days of common law marriage in Alabama will soon end. A bill passed by the Alabama Legislature earlier this year abolishes common-law marriage – a union in which people present themselves as married despite not having a formal ceremony or... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley compares new superintendent to 'like hiring' Nick Sabanhis push to have the Alabama Reading Initiative – which put reading coaches in
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley compares new superintendent to 'like hiring' Nick Saban
Al.com / Posted 3 days ago
his push to have the Alabama Reading Initiative – which put reading coaches in classrooms – slashed considerably. The Alabama Legislature cut $7.5 million from the program in the fiscal year 2017 budget, which was far less than Bentley had... Read more
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Al.com
Renewable wood energy: A new opportunity for Alabama's forestssawmill. From an early age I was regularly exposed to the wealth of our state's
Renewable wood energy: A new opportunity for Alabama's forests
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
sawmill. From an early age I was regularly exposed to the wealth of our state's natural resources. From my time in the Alabama Legislature to my work as the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and more recently... Read more
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Al.com
Lowe's lawsuits could start chain reaction among Alabama retailers, loss of state revenue 'unconscionable'that could be used in determining the value of commercial non-income-producing
Lowe's lawsuits could start chain reaction among Alabama retailers, loss of state revenue 'unconscionable'
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
that could be used in determining the value of commercial non-income-producing properties. There is no indication that the Alabama Legislature will introduce additional legislation. Brasfield said that establishing a "different set of rules" for... Read more
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Al.com
Governor's task force to study Alabama's consumer finance lawsand others. The task force will report its recommendations to the governor by
Governor's task force to study Alabama's consumer finance laws
Al.com / Posted 5 days ago
and others. The task force will report its recommendations to the governor by Jan. 30, 2017. Earlier this year, the Alabama Legislature debated bills that would have lowered the fees charged by payday lenders. The legislation failed to... Read more
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Greenville Advocate
Local retailer receives statewide recognitionAlabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer i
Local retailer receives statewide recognition
Greenville Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,100... Read more
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Al.com
Mobile foundation gets approval for Alabama's first charter schoolcourt approval before it is eligible for approval since it will also be in the
Mobile foundation gets approval for Alabama's first charter school
Al.com / Posted 6 days ago
court approval before it is eligible for approval since it will also be in the Huntsville school district. Last year, the Alabama Legislature passed a bill allowing charter schools for the first time. Alabama became the 43rd state to pass a... Read more
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Al.com
Three groups hope to be first to start Alabama charter schoolsand received hundreds of pages in application documents from the organizations,
Three groups hope to be first to start Alabama charter schools
Al.com / Posted 7 days ago
and received hundreds of pages in application documents from the organizations, which hope to open schools next year. The Alabama Legislature passed a bill last year authorizing charter schools for the first time. Alabama was the 43rd state to... Read more
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Al.com
Community must pull together to address opiate abuse and addictionin attending the summit to register at https://usaoalntraining.org/PillsToNeedl
Community must pull together to address opiate abuse and addiction
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
in attending the summit to register at https://usaoalntraining.org/PillsToNeedles. Attendance is free. Last year, the Alabama Legislature passed a law allowing police officers, people with addiction and their family members and friends to... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama Medicaid Agency to contest $96 million in federal audit findingscosts from 2010 to 2012. Medicaid will appeal the decision. A shortfall in th
Alabama Medicaid Agency to contest $96 million in federal audit findings
Al.com / Posted 11 days ago
costs from 2010 to 2012. Medicaid will appeal the decision. A shortfall in the Medicaid budget was the main reason for the special session of the Alabama Legislature, which ended last week with lawmakers passing a bill to close the $85 million... Read more
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Al.com
Lawmaker: Ethics laws ruin all the fun in the Alabama Legislaturelike they are," he said. "Whoever was the mastermind of this ethics bill totall
Lawmaker: Ethics laws ruin all the fun in the Alabama Legislature
Al.com / Posted 16 days ago
like they are," he said. "Whoever was the mastermind of this ethics bill totally screwed up the camaraderie and fun in the Alabama Legislature." I want to make it clear that Martin wasn't trying to be cute. He wasn't saying any of this... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Bentley signs compromise bill on oil spill settlement fundsdebts, Medicaid and roads. Bentley signed the bill Thursday during a bill-sign
Bentley signs compromise bill on oil spill settlement funds
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 18 days ago
debts, Medicaid and roads. Bentley signed the bill Thursday during a bill-signing ceremony at the Alabama Capitol. The Alabama Legislature gave final approval to the bill Wednesday night after lawmakers agreed to a compromise on how to use the... Read more
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Al.com
Miss Alabama 2016 Hayley Barber wins Miss America Quality of Life AwardAL.com after her arrival in Atlantic City. She has a bill written that she has
Miss Alabama 2016 Hayley Barber wins Miss America Quality of Life Award
Al.com / Posted 18 days ago
AL.com after her arrival in Atlantic City. She has a bill written that she has spent four years trying to get passed in the Alabama Legislature. She was also recognized as Miss America's National Miracle Maker for raising the most funds for... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Mobile group leaving Wednesday to help Louisiana flood victimslawmakers gear up for BP bill battle in MontgomeryCoastal lawmakers gear up for
Mobile group leaving Wednesday to help Louisiana flood victims
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 19 days ago
lawmakers gear up for BP bill battle in MontgomeryCoastal lawmakers gear up for BP bill battle in Montgomery Alabama Legislature (FOX10 File Photo) Coastal legislators say they’re ready to fight tomorrow to make sure part of the... Read more
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Al.com
Special session winding down with $1 billion BP plan on tableThe Alabama Legislature returns today from the holiday weekend to seek an agree
Special session winding down with $1 billion BP plan on table
Al.com / Posted 20 days ago
The Alabama Legislature returns today from the holiday weekend to seek an agreement on how to use a $1 billion oil spill settlement with BP, possibly using part of the money to close a Medicaid funding shortfall. Three weeks ago, the House passed a... Read more
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Al.com
ALGOP seeks changes to Judicial Inquiry Commission in wake of Roy Moore caseand COJ process. Alabama Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, on Aug. 18 introduced
ALGOP seeks changes to Judicial Inquiry Commission in wake of Roy Moore case
Al.com / Posted 25 days ago
and COJ process. Alabama Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, on Aug. 18 introduced a bill in the current special session of the Alabama Legislature that would delete the automatic suspension provision of a judge facing ethics charges. The bill was sent... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama woman pleads guilty in high-profile child abuse casea child under the age of 6. The offense is Class A felony, which carries a pris
Alabama woman pleads guilty in high-profile child abuse case
Al.com / Posted 25 days ago
a child under the age of 6. The offense is Class A felony, which carries a prison sentence of no less than 10 years. The Alabama Legislature passed the bill in February. Crampton was arrested in March and charged with two counts of domestic... Read more
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Al.com
Here's how to get Republican support for the LotteryMarketing Trick could have saved the ill-fated lottery bill. What if next time
Here's how to get Republican support for the Lottery
Al.com / Posted 26 days ago
Marketing Trick could have saved the ill-fated lottery bill. What if next time a lottery introduced is introduced in the Alabama Legislature it is entitled "The Donald J. Trump Lottery to Make Alabama Great Again?" Think about it. In terms of... Read more
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Al.com
More lawmakers (and two ethics commissioners) who got free trips on Alabama Lenders' dimehe was a state senator, but he was appointed to lead the commission in 2015 aft
More lawmakers (and two ethics commissioners) who got free trips on Alabama Lenders' dime
Al.com / Posted 26 days ago
he was a state senator, but he was appointed to lead the commission in 2015 after he lost his bid for reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Amended filings revealed AL.com initially requested the Alabama Lenders Association's lobbying... Read more
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Al.com
What if Alabama ruled the world?The Alabama Legislature is in the middle of doing nothing again. Which, as I'v
What if Alabama ruled the world?
Al.com / Posted 26 days ago
The Alabama Legislature is in the middle of doing nothing again. Which, as I've frequently joked, is a best-case scenario. It is sadly true, but it's not funny. Because doing nothing is easy, and lazy, and cowardly. It is – for the Biblically... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
The Court after Scalia: The future of voting rightsof race and partisanship, a preview of which was a key question in Alabama Legi
The Court after Scalia: The future of voting rights
SCOTUSblog / Posted 27 days ago
of race and partisanship, a preview of which was a key question in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama. There, the Alabama legislature constructed majority-minority districts that packed African-American voters into ultra-safe Democratic... Read more
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Al.com
UAB breaks ground on new football operations building, so what's next?construction debt and divert $60 million in savings each year to other non-educ
UAB breaks ground on new football operations building, so what's next?
Al.com / Posted 28 days ago
construction debt and divert $60 million in savings each year to other non-educational projects. He declared that the Alabama legislature did not properly enact it. Roberson said the public referendum for a 1-cent sales tax increase will be... Read more
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Al.com
No longer homemade in labs, methamphetamine remains a raging and violent concern for policecold and allergy medicine with ephedrine and pseudoephedrine from being sold in
No longer homemade in labs, methamphetamine remains a raging and violent concern for police
Al.com / Posted 29 days ago
cold and allergy medicine with ephedrine and pseudoephedrine from being sold in stores other than pharmacies. In 2010, the Alabama Legislature established a National Precursor Log Exchange to help police officers track suspicious sales of... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Alabama lottery bill nears final passageduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill nears final passage
Darien News-Review / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Alabama lottery bill nears final passageduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill nears final passage
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Alabama lottery bill nears final passageduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill nears final passage
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Alabama lottery bill nears final passageduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill nears final passage
The New Canaan News / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama Senate Pro Tem's lottery gambit puts hundreds of local laws at riskif Merrill doesn't take action. To understand how Marsh's gambit works, you ha
Alabama Senate Pro Tem's lottery gambit puts hundreds of local laws at risk
Al.com / Posted a month ago
if Merrill doesn't take action. To understand how Marsh's gambit works, you have to understand a little bit about how the Alabama Legislature passes local bills and how those bills can now be challenged in court. It's common procedure in the... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lotteryduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery
Darien News-Review / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lotteryduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lotteryduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lotteryduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery
The New Canaan News / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lotteryduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery
San Antonio Express-News / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Alabama House approves lottery billduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House approves lottery bill
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Alabama House approves lottery billduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House approves lottery bill
San Antonio Express-News / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Alabama House approves lottery billduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House approves lottery bill
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Alabama House approves lottery billduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House approves lottery bill
The New Canaan News / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Alabama House heads to second lottery voteduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama House heads to second lottery vote
Darien News-Review / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Alabama lottery bill heads to critical vote in state Houseduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill heads to critical vote in state House
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Alabama lottery bill heads to critical vote in state Houseduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill heads to critical vote in state House
The New Canaan News / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Alabama lottery bill heads to critical vote in state Houseduring debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of represe
Alabama lottery bill heads to critical vote in state House
Darien News-Review / Posted a month ago
during debate on the proposed lottery bill on the floor of the house of representatives during the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)... Read more
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Al.com
Campaigners creep closer to the polls in Alabama than in most statesabove what he says is the national average of 142 feet. But his legislative ef
Campaigners creep closer to the polls in Alabama than in most states
Al.com / Posted 1 months ago
above what he says is the national average of 142 feet. But his legislative efforts have failed to gain traction in the Alabama Legislature. He blames the Alabama House Black Caucus; a representative with the Caucus did not respond to a call or... Read more

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