The Day After: What the 2013 Legislative Session means for many Alabamians
When the final hour ended, most Alabamians were probably already asleep, and when they woke up this morning, the state was just a little bit different.
Spay/neuter clinic bill, drug testing of welfare recipients among bills that died on last day of session
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- As the clock struck midnight, dozens of bills died on the final night of the legislative session. Among the casualties was a bill by Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, that would protect non-profit spay/neuter clinics from state...
Tracking the 2013 session: Lawmakers close out session with override of governor, passage of gun bill
MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- The Alabama Legislature finished the 2013 session with a marathon day, passing dozens of bills and rejecting Gov. Robert Bentley's amendment to the Alabama Accountability Act. Bentley proposed delaying for two years private school tax credits provided...
Lawmakers vote to lift cap on political contributions by corporations, make other changes to campaign law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have agreed to a litany of changes to state election law, including eliminating the cap on corporate political contributions and making it easier for regulated utilities to influence campaigns.The compromise version of Senate...
Legislature approves bill to change campaign finance law, repeal cap on corporate contributions
Sen. Bryan Taylor of Prattville said the changes would make the law more transparent.