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Military Stability Commission Announces Legislative Agenda

The Military Stability Commission announced its legislative agenda Thursday. Some of the proposed legislation includes redeveloping areas around military bases, continuing in-state college tuition when families relocate and extending magnet school deadlines for military families. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth says the military has a $21 Billion economic impact on the state the state needs to support military families. The Military…

Mother of Aniah Blanchard Pushing Change to State Bond Laws

A mother is advocating for change to prevent another violent crime. Aniah Blanchard’s mother Angela Harris joined state representatives Wednesday to introduce a proposed amendment that would deny bail to those considered a threat to society. “This is my fight; my fight for Aniah and fight for everybody that nothing like this happens to anybody else again,” Harris said.  “This…

Blanchard Case Inspires Bill to Keep Violent Suspects Behind Bars

After the disappearance and death of Aniah Blanchard, an Alabama senator wants to make sure a case like hers never happens again. Ibraheem Yazeed, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Blanchard in late 2019 was out on bond for several class A felonies at the time. Senator Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, wants to change the state bond system to keep…

NCAA: ‘Highly probable’ Congress passes athlete comp rules

NEW YORK (AP) – NCAA President Mark Emmert says it is “highly probable” federal legislation will be passed that sets national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the their names, images and likenesses. Emmert says he is focused on figuring out how the NCAA and its member schools allow college athletes get that compensation. The issue was…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ride-Sharing Bill Into Law

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ride-Sharing Bill Into Law Ridesharing companies like Uber can now operate statewide in Alabama. Governor Kay Ivey signed the ride-sharing bill into law Thursday morning at the capitol. The law allows companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate throughout Alabama. The governor says it is another step in creating more jobs for the state. Officials…

House Committee Approves Judicial Override Bill

Lawmakers moved a step closer to passing legislation that would prohibit judges from imposing a death sentence when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that had already cleared the Alabama Senate. Alabama is the only state that allows a judge to override a jury’s sentence recommendation in capital murder cases The…

Abortion Bills Passed on Final Day of Legislation

Tempers flared in the Alabama House of Representatives over a pair of abortion-related bills. The House of Representatives ultimately passed both bills. One would shutter any abortion clinic within 2,000 feet of a K-8 public school. The other would ban a commonly used second trimester abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, or D&E. With the session rapidly reaching its end…