Gov. Kay Ivey has endorsed a package of criminal justice reform bills as a way to respond to systemic problems within Alabama's prisons system.
A bill that would require counties to allow voters to decide if they want to eliminate police jurisdictions passed out of a Senate committee on Tuesday, but disagreements between representatives of counties and municipalities still exist.
State law already prohibits texting while driving but House Bill 74 also prohibits a person from using a device to watch, capture or record a picture or video while driving. Holding the device while talking on the phone is also prohibited.
Good Afternoon! Here is your Weekend Digest for Sunday, February 16! 1. Medical Marijuana bill heads to first vote A medical marijuana bill is headed to its first vote in the Alabama Legislature as advocates hope to gain traction after years of setbacks in Montgomery. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on...