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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Other states could offer model for tougher failure to yield lawmust prove that a driver knowingly engaged in dangerous behavior, such as DUI,
Other states could offer model for tougher failure to yield law
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 15 hours ago
must prove that a driver knowingly engaged in dangerous behavior, such as DUI, racing or reckless driving.

The Alabama Legislature repealed its vehicular homicide law several years ago, said Bill Lindsey, the traffic safety resources... Read more

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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Expensive fight over discretionary funds in Elmore Countydon't have any knowledge of how he is spending his money, and I don't want to k
Expensive fight over discretionary funds in Elmore County
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 2 days ago
don't have any knowledge of how he is spending his money, and I don't want to know,” Bowen explained. After the Alabama Legislature voted to remove earmarks for one of his discretionary funds, Enslen asked the county to pay back more... Read more
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Al.com
'Hope is not a strategy' for healthcare, Medicaid cuts hurt the stateto do the impossible. She is cutting the Medicaid program because of the comple
'Hope is not a strategy' for healthcare, Medicaid cuts hurt the state
Al.com / Posted 2 days ago
to do the impossible. She is cutting the Medicaid program because of the completely inadequate funding appropriated by the Alabama legislature for FY 2017 while still hoping Alabama will have an effective healthcare delivery system. It does not... Read more
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Al.com
Bentley banking appointee spent $126,000 in a campaign without an opponent, mostly on himselfout of his campaign account. Depending on the district, that can be a lot of m
Bentley banking appointee spent $126,000 in a campaign without an opponent, mostly on himself
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
out of his campaign account. Depending on the district, that can be a lot of money for a competitive campaign for the Alabama Legislature. But here's the thing. Hill, a Republican from Columbiana, didn't have an opponent in the 2014 election,... Read more
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Al.com
It is time to speak of reparationsmoney they too often turned to dodgy lenders who – while still enabled by bough
It is time to speak of reparations
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
money they too often turned to dodgy lenders who – while still enabled by bought-and-sold politicians like those in the Alabama Legislature -- charged impossible fees and interest rates that guaranteed failure. That's not a dream, it's a... Read more
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Arkansas Business
North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)knew that story pretty well, but the docent pointed out something that was new
North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Arkansas Business / Posted 6 days ago
knew that story pretty well, but the docent pointed out something that was new and meaningful to me: Younger members of the Alabama Legislature — white, of course — were decisive in changing the law that required African-American riders to give up... Read more
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Al.com
Federal judge puts new Alabama abortion laws on hold until Octoberenforcement of two new abortion laws in Alabama will be on hold until after a h
Federal judge puts new Alabama abortion laws on hold until October
Al.com / Posted 10 days ago
enforcement of two new abortion laws in Alabama will be on hold until after a hearing in October. The laws, passed by the Alabama Legislature this year, were scheduled to take effect on Aug. 1. One law would prohibit the Alabama Department of... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama ethics fails: Lawmakers get free trip to lavish hotel and spaTom Albritton how lawmakers attending a non-national event out of state could b
Alabama ethics fails: Lawmakers get free trip to lavish hotel and spa
Al.com / Posted 12 days ago
Tom Albritton how lawmakers attending a non-national event out of state could be legal. According to Albritton, after the Alabama Legislature passed sweeping ethics reforms in 2011, the Ethics Commission classified events like the Alabama Lenders... Read more
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Al.com
Hubbard sentence: On a day like today, is this justice?mistakes. It is better, he said, to treat them "with compassion." Which is no
Hubbard sentence: On a day like today, is this justice?
Al.com / Posted 15 days ago
mistakes. It is better, he said, to treat them "with compassion." Which is not something we saw a lot of in Hubbard's Alabama Legislature. It is not a plank on which Hubbard stood. It is not something that applies often to young black men who... Read more
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The Washington Times
The Latest: Alabama House speaker gets 4 years in prisona five-year prison sentence. Hubbard was one of the state’s most powerful poli
The Latest: Alabama House speaker gets 4 years in prison
The Washington Times / Posted 15 days ago
a five-year prison sentence. Hubbard was one of the state’s most powerful politicians. He led the 2010 GOP takeover of the Alabama Legislature. Hubbard maintained his innocence during the trial and testified that he never used the power of his... Read more
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Salon.com
Alabama House speaker gets 4 years in prisona five-year prison sentence. Hubbard was one of the state’s most powerful poli
Alabama House speaker gets 4 years in prison
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
a five-year prison sentence. Hubbard was one of the state’s most powerful politicians. He led the 2010 GOP takeover of the Alabama Legislature. Hubbard maintained his innocence during the trial and testified that he never used the power of his... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama Medicaid Agency cuts payments to doctorscare physicians is the only option we have available at this time, due to the i
Alabama Medicaid Agency cuts payments to doctors
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
care physicians is the only option we have available at this time, due to the inadequate funding appropriated by the Alabama Legislature," Bentley said. The governor said his goal was to maintain the plan to change Medicaid to a managed care... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Montgomery's speed car cams gone, but new plan will triple cost of fineswere clamoring to have the cars on their streets. He stood firm that they would
Montgomery's speed car cams gone, but new plan will triple cost of fines
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 18 days ago
were clamoring to have the cars on their streets. He stood firm that they would continue to be used despite a repeal by the Alabama Legislature of the supporting legal framework. The city will now shift its focus to motorcycle officers. “Now all... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
City of Montgomery ends use of controversial speed car camera systemson their streets. He stood firm that they would continue to be used despite a r
City of Montgomery ends use of controversial speed car camera systems
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 18 days ago
on their streets. He stood firm that they would continue to be used despite a repeal of supporting legal framework by the Alabama Legislature. Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R- District 25) moved successfully near the end of the last session to have the... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama's state parks are more than just a 'walk in the woods'through private contributions. It has raised more than $223 million for state r
Alabama's state parks are more than just a 'walk in the woods'
Al.com / Posted 23 days ago
through private contributions. It has raised more than $223 million for state recreational sites. There is much more the Alabama Legislature can do to responsibly preserve and fund its state parks and historic sites rather than to say, "Take a... Read more
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Al.com
Should we build a wall or choose life along our Gulf Coast?we must protect, enjoy, and use simultaneously. This isn't some leftist enviro
Should we build a wall or choose life along our Gulf Coast?
Al.com / Posted 23 days ago
we must protect, enjoy, and use simultaneously. This isn't some leftist environmental boondoggle. Earlier this year, the Alabama legislature unanimously passed a joint resolution calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue a nationwide... Read more
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Al.com
Eight more ideas for fixing Alabama's broken political systemmembers to three terms. Limit Senate members to two. Between those, a talented
Eight more ideas for fixing Alabama's broken political system
Al.com / Posted 23 days ago
members to three terms. Limit Senate members to two. Between those, a talented politician can make a 20-year career in the Alabama Legislature. That should be enough for anybody (looking at you, Jabo Waggoner).Alabama needs a new constitution, but... Read more
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Al.com
State, Mobile leaders call for open trade with Cubathose leaders will include State Sens. Waggoner and Figures, who were on hand t
State, Mobile leaders call for open trade with Cuba
Al.com / Posted 25 days ago
those leaders will include State Sens. Waggoner and Figures, who were on hand to highlight bipartisan support in the Alabama Legislature. "It is time that we lift the embargo and other trade barriers that we have with the Republic of Cuba,"... Read more
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Al.com
Which Alabama lawmaker should be prosecuted next? So many to choose fromdown to the nitty gritty — whether that hypothetical was crime — he wouldn't sa
Which Alabama lawmaker should be prosecuted next? So many to choose from
Al.com / Posted a month ago
down to the nitty gritty — whether that hypothetical was crime — he wouldn't say. It's an important question, because the Alabama Legislature is replete with lawmakers who sponsor or vote on things that affect their private business interests, and... Read more

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