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House Leaders Try to Break Stalemate on Casino, Lottery Bill

Win numbers and lottery ballsThe fate of an Alabama lottery and casino bill remains in limbo. The House of Representatives on Thursday delayed a vote amid a flurry of last-minute negotiations. House leaders met multiple times trying to work out a compromise that could muster the 63 votes needed to pass the 105-member House. The bill would establish a state…

Lawmakers approve alcohol delivery bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama could soon allow people to get beer, wine, and liquor delivered to their homes. The Alabama Senate voted to accept House changes to an alcohol delivery bill sponsored by Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills. The bill now goes to Gov. Kay Ivey who will decide whether to sign it into law. The beverages would only…

Alabama House Approves Alcohol Delivery Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon allow people to get beer, wine, and liquor delivered to their homes. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 79-12 for the Senate-passed alcohol delivery bill. The Alabama Senate will now decide whether to go along with House changes or send the bill to a conference committee. The beverages could only be delivered…

House Approves Mandatory Kindergarten Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have advanced a proposal to require students to complete kindergarten or demonstrate first-grade readiness, before starting first grade. The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the bill by Rep. Pebblin Warren on a 101-0 vote. It now moves to the Alabama Senate.  The bill would require a child to have successfully completed kindergarten or…

Animal Rights Bill Draws Criticism from Humane Groups

An animal rights bill moving through the Alabama State House has caught the attention of animal rights groups across the state The legislation, proposed by Senator Jack Williams of Mobile would give authority in animal abuse cases that involve working animals and animal enterprises to the State Department of Agriculture. Animal rights and humane groups fear the law would strip…

Lawmakers Return For 2020 Legislative Session

Ahead of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s State of the State address, lawmakers returned to the State House Tuesday for the first day of the regular legislative session. Lawmakers have had April 4th circled on their calendars for a long time. Some of the Representatives tell Alabama News Network they’re excited to return and tackle some of the issues the state…

What Can we Expect From the 2020 Alabama Legislative Session?

The 2020 Alabama Legislative Session is just over a week away, so what can we expect from lawmakers? Last year two lottery bills stalled in the state house, but Monday Republican Representative Steve Clouse announced that he would introducing a lottery bill this session. Find that story here. Another issue that lawmakers have been working on, is repealing a grocery tax…