pandemic bills

Lawmakers Fast-Track COVID-19 Bills, Liability Protection

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday fast-tracked a pair of pandemic bills — one to exempt coronavirus relief payments from state income tax and another to shield businesses, health care providers, and others from virus-related lawsuits. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and GOP lawmakers had named the bills — along with a third to renew the state’s pool of…