A federal court has ruled that 12 of Alabama's legislative districts were unconstitutional, citing an improper use of race in their composition. Read more
The Alabama Legislature will start the Regular Session on Feb. 7. Read more
I don’t believe Gov. Robert Bentley should call a Special Session unless a definite plan to address two issues is agreed upon in advance. Read more
Prior to the session beginning, key legislators met and held budget hearings where each key agency explained in detail its budgetary needs. Read more
This governor will have the opportunity to fix a broken system and hopefully he will be able to get the job done. But it will take the cooperation from the Alabama Legislature. Read more
A three-judge federal court heard arguments on August 25 on whether Alabama’s legislative district lines violate the constitutional rights of black voters by packing them into minority... Read more
After failing to resolve the more than $200 million deficit in the state’s General Fund budget during the regular session, Alabama legislators were called back into a special session by Gov.... Read more
The leaders in the Alabama Legislature appeared to draw a line in the sand when they abruptly recessed the special session called by Governor Robert Bentley on the very first day of the sess... Read more
Legislation that dealt with a number of so-called hot-button issues got lots of media attention at the start of the 2015 Alabama legislative session. But along the way, many of the bills die... Read more
A number of bills were passed during the Regular Session, which have now been signed into law by Gov. Bentley, and some of them are referred to by the media as “major” bills. Despite failing... Read more
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