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Judiciary Committee resurrects yoga bill, sends to Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers have resurrected an effort to lift the state’s decades-old ban on yoga in public schools. On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-2 to advance the bill that would let school systems decide if they want to offer yoga to students. The approval came after the bill failed last week on a tie…

Mo Brooks Possibly Announcing Senate Run at Planned Campaign Rally

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks has scheduled a Monday campaign rally where he he could announce a bid for U.S. Senate. The north Alabama Republican announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he’ll hold a campaign rally in Huntsville on Monday where he’ll make an “exciting announcement.” Brooks said former President Donald Trump adviser Stephen Miller will join him for the announcement….

Senator McClendon Creates a New Lottery Bill

Will state lawmakers take a gamble on a new lottery bill after the Senate rejected a measure this week? Now another senator is offering up a proposal he hopes will pay off. A new lottery bill is being introduced in the senate. Despite Senator Del Marsh’s Bill not being passed on Tuesday, the Alabama legislature is not giving up on…

LGBTQ Supporters Protest Against Bills Involving Transgender Youth

On Tuesday, LGBTQ Alabamians and supporters gathered outside the Alabama State House to protest the House Bill 1, Senate Bill 10, and House Bill 319, pertaining to transgender children and student athletes. “Our hope is to come out here, be in their faces while they’re pulling into the parking lot,” said one protester, “so they know that we don’t want…

SEC Releases Week 1 Football Schedule

The SEC has released the schedule for Week 1 of the 2020-21 college football season. This announcement is big as a majority of the conferences in the country have either canceled or postponed their seasons due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The SEC continues to be optimistic that the season will go on as planned. Week 1 of the SEC season…

Tuberville Campaign Bus Catches Fire

A bus belonging to the Tommy Tuberville senate campaign caught fire on the interstate tonight. The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Facebook page says the bus caught fire on Interstate 59 north, causing the northbound lanes to be shut down. No injuries have been reported. Categories: News Tags: Alabama, Politics, Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Vote

A medical marijuana bill is headed to its first floor vote in the Alabama Legislature as advocates hope to make headway after years of setbacks. The bill is on the proposed debate agenda in the Alabama Senate. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana for 15 conditions –…

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…

Alabama House Votes to Make it a Hate Crime to Target Police Officers

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill to make it a hate crime to target police officers. Representatives voted 92-0 to add the law enforcement profession to the categories, along with race and religion, covered by Alabama’s hate crime law. The bill found broad support in both parties in the House of Representatives following the shooting deaths of…