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  1. State Troopers concerned SB44 will cut patrolsRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    State Troopers raised concerns Wednesday that the passage of SB44 would require cuts to their program, resulting in fewer troopers on Alabama's roads. SB44 would reverse the Feb. decision by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to raise the rate on the renewal of driver's licenses by 54 percent.


  2. Bill claims ALEA didn't follow rules with driver's license fee increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The bill states that license fee increases enacted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Feb. 9 didn't follow the rule-making procedures of the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act. SB44 specifies that any charge to the public for issuing driver's licenses would have to be subject to the APA.


  3. Without tax increases, most Alabama agencies could see deep budget cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | ABC 33/40

    Alabama doesn't have enough money to make ends meet according to Governor Bentley and some key legislators. They see the answer as raising taxes.


  4. Alabama lawmakers weigh 'religious freedom' bill, following Indiana's exampleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A conservative Birmingham legal advisory group says it is working with members of the state legislature to draft an Alabama version of the "religious freedom" bills that have polarized statehouses, businesses and communities from Indiana to Arkansas in recent days. The legislation would "provide protection to employees, people who work in businesses or own businesses or work in state government, so they cannot be required to provide a product or service to a person or persons in a marriage or a union replicating marriage other than one man and one woman," A. Eric Johnston, president and general counsel of the Southeast Law Institute , told Wednesday.


  5. Nine Defendants Plead Guilty in $20 Million Stolen Identity Refund Fraud RingRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Alabama and Georgia residents pleaded guilty for their roles in a $20 million stolen identity refund fraud conspiracy, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. of the Middle District of Alabama announced today.


  6. Overnight road work will affect I-65, I-20 travelRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Interstate 65: As part of the Interstate 22 interchange work, guardrail repairs are planned along I-65 northbound, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. Beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday and lasting until midnight, the right lane will be closed between the Daniel Payne Drive exit in northern Birmingham and the Walker Chapel Road exit in Fultondale.


  7. Amnesty: 'alarming rise' in death sentences in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Jurist

    AI said there has been a 28 percent rise in death sentences from 2013—at least 2,466 compared to 1,925—and that an increased number of countries used capital punishment to deter crime, terrorism and domestic instability. AI reports that this spike in death sentences is largely due to Egypt and Nigeria, where there have been mass sentencings due to internal conflict and political instability.


  8. Why a conservative representative and CFO wants to regulate payday loansRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    When President Obama visited Birmingham recently, several of my Republican colleagues publicly criticized him because he did not talk about the economy, the federal deficit, government regulations or international issues. Instead, the President chose to speak about payday lending, a topic many said was just a distraction from the more important issues facing our country.


  9. New commissioner at helm of Alabama's troubled prison systemRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Retired Air Force Col. Jeff Dunn was sworn in Wednesday as Alabama's corrections commissioner, taking the helm of the state's severely crowded prison system, which has been plagued by accusations of abuse and inadequate medical care.


  10. Supreme Court Update: Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Supreme Court Update: Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama , Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. And Order List We're back with summaries of the two remaining decisions from last week, Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v.


  11. Design proposals for new bridge to be sought soon?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | WALA

    FOX10News has learned an important step toward building that new bridge over the Mobile River could be coming in a few months. What's more, there's word that private investors could be interested in putting up money to help build the span.


  12. Feds detail tests for crude moved by railRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Federal regulators offered more details on testing requirements for oil transported by rail on Thursday and warned companies against skirting the rules after a spate of explosions caused by crude train derailments in the U.S. and Canada. The new order from the U.S. Department of Transportation builds on a Feb. 25 declaration that the industry's unsafe handling practices have made crude shipments an imminent hazard to public safety and the environment.


  13. ALEA officials say SB44 puts public safety at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Bill Holtzclaw , which some officials say will jeopardize law enforcement in the state if passed in the House. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Trooper Kevin Cook, the passage of SB44 in the Senate further jeopardizes the already depleted state law enforcement and the safety of Alabama citizens.


  14. 'It's not a no, it's a hell no' people react to Baldwin County tax voteRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Voters went out to the polls with vigor on Tuesday to vote down a proposition to raise taxes in Baldwin County, a move that many said "enough is enough" to. Several voters took to social media to express their disdain for any new taxes and some were incredulous that the tax was not approved.


  15. New Alabama Prisons Commissioner, an Air Force officer, charged with solving huge problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Jefferson Dunn was sworn in Wednesday, April 1, 2015 as the new Alabama Department of Corrections commissioner. He replaces Kim Thomas who retired in January 2015.


  16. Senate votes to expand private-school scholarship programRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Education Week

    Alabama senators on Tuesday agreed to both expand and tighten restrictions on a state program that helps some families pay for private school. "I'm happy for the parents and the kids in this state that will have the choice that many never had before," said Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston.


  17. Alabama lawmakers to get look at bare-bones budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Alabama lawmakers are expected to get a look at the deep budget cuts that would follow if they do not pass any of Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed tax increases. Bentley proposed $541 million in tax increases that he said was needed to shore up the budget and make it sustainable long-term.


  18. 'Rushed' Alabama prison reform plan needs more study: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    About the writer Steve Marshall is the district attorney in Marshall County. He can be reached at .


  19. Newt Gingrich: Passing Alabama prison reform bill the 'right' thing to doRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    About the writers Newt Gingrich is the former speaker of the U.S. House, a one-time Republican presidential candidate and a signatory of Right on Crime. Sen. Del Marsh is president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate.


  20. Are doctors partially responsible for the rise in heroin across Alabama?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Alabamians receive more painkiller prescriptions than anyone else in the country, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, there were 143 prescriptions per 100 people in the state .