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Legislature moves to regulate pharmacy benefit managers
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Legislature moves to regulate pharmacy benefit managers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Legislation aimed at reining in pharmacy benefit managers to save consumers money passed the House by a 101-0 vote and now heads to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for her signature. Senate Bill 73, dubbed the Alabama Pharmacy Benefit Managers Licensure and Regulation Act, was sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, and passed...

Distracted driving bill passes House
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Distracted driving bill passes House

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – After a few false starts, a bill to prohibit holding cell phones while driving has passed the House of Representatives. House bill 404, sponsored by Rep. K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville, passed the House by a 77-9 vote. It would make it illegal to use hand-held electronic devices while...

Rogers goes viral with ‘kill them’ abortion comments
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Rogers goes viral with ‘kill them’ abortion comments

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, raised eyebrows across the state and country this week while trying to defend abortion rights during debate over a bill outlawing the practice in the state House of Representatives. “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or kill them...

Unemployment numbers still breaking records
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Unemployment numbers still breaking records

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News The state’s unemployment statistics continue to reach record levels, Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said Friday. “More people are working now than ever before in Alabama’s history,” Washington said. “Employers are continuing to post jobs, companies are moving operations and our existing businesses are expanding, all of...