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State Senate approves limited welfare drug testing
The Alabama Senate has approved drug testing for some welfare applicants.
Bill would let people carry pistols in cars
A state legislator wants to change state law so that people can carry a loaded pistol in their vehicle without a concealed carry permit.
Candidates from Democratic family nixed by GOP
The son and daughter-in-law of former Democratic House Speaker Tom Drake have lost their bids to run for major Alabama offices as Republicans.
Powerball, Mega Millions give state budgets a lift
Critics admit they have mostly lost the argument. Lawmakers across the country over the last three decades have opened and expanded lotteries. Forty-three states now operate them, while organized political opposition has largely vanished.
Ala. bill would let seniors opt out of jury duty
A state lawmaker has proposed legislation to allow people older than 70 to withdraw from jury pools.
A bill proposed by Rep. Rod Scott, D-Fairfield, has been discussed in the House Judiciary Committee. Scott says many seniors have trouble making it to court but some lawmakers say the legislation could pose problems in smaller counties or in certain cases.
- Ala. House approves Ten Commandments bill
- 'Mockingbird' author settles museum lawsuit
Police search in New Hope for escaped Georgia inmate
Police say an inmate accused of escaping from a south Georgia jail has been spotted in the Madison County town of New Hope.
- Storm damage to Cheaha worst since ‘95 hurricane
Ala. gov welcomes gun manufacturer to Huntsville
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined state and local leaders in Huntsville on Monday to welcome gun manufacturer Remington Outdoor Co., which plans to open a new plant in the area.
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