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Lawmakers look to strengthen Alabama’s texting ban
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Lawmakers look to strengthen Alabama’s texting ban

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Legislation seeking to curb distracted driving by making it illegal to hold a cell phone while operating a vehicle could be in position to pass the Alabama House of Representatives as soon as next week. Under the bill, drivers would still be allowed to use Blue...

Church Gun Bill Passes Committee
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Church Gun Bill Passes Committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill extending Alabama’s “stand your ground” law to churches was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and could be considered by the full House soon. This is the fourth time State Rep. Lynn Greer, R- Rogersville, has proposed the bill. He says many...

Border wall bill advances
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Border wall bill advances

A bill sponsored by Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, would allow Alabamians to donate some of their income tax return to the construction of a wall on the southern border by checking a box on their tax return documents.

Weekend Digest- March 17, 2019
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Weekend Digest- March 17, 2019

Top of the Morning to you and Happy Saint Patrick’s day. Here is the news for March 17, 2019 1. Death Count Rises to 50 The world was struck silent when a gunman walked into two mosques in New Zealand killing 50 people who were at prayer. As of now, the death count has risen...

Weekend Digest- March 10, 2019
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Weekend Digest- March 10, 2019

Happy Sunday everyone. Here is your Daily News for March 10, 2019. 1. Quite a margin: Gas Tax sails in the House The Alabama House passed the gas tax/infrastructure plan by a margin of 84-20 on Friday. Though debate lasted for more than six hours and criticisms came from both sides of the aisle, the...

Weekend Digest- March 3, 2019
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Weekend Digest- March 3, 2019

Today is the 54th anniversary celebration of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. A lot of big political figures will be there to give speeches and you can watch the events live HERE.  Here is your Daily News for March 3, 2019. 1. Congress members take civil rights pilgrimage Today activists, lawmakers and big name...

Jones bill would Incentivize states to expand Medicaid
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Jones bill would Incentivize states to expand Medicaid

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Senator Doug Jones, D-AL, is sponsoring a bill that would incentivize states like Alabama to expand Medicaid. The States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act would provide states that choose to expand Medicaid after 2014 the same level of federal matching funds as states that expanded earlier under the terms...