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Bill would shorten county school board members’ terms
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Bill would shorten county school board members’ terms

A state lawmaker wants to reduce county school board members’ elected terms from six to four years.
Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville, said his Senate Bill 9, pre-filed for the 2020 legislative session, came out of discussions and proposed legislation to make county school system superintendents appointed rather than elected. 

ADOC spending up to $16M for outside legal help in prison lawsuit 
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ADOC spending up to $16M for outside legal help in prison lawsuit 

By CAROLINE BECK and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Department of Corrections’ contracts with two law firms helping with its ongoing lawsuit over the state’s prisons are now worth up to $16 million. The two contracts were extended Thursday at the legislative contract review committee meeting. The contract with Balch and Bingham in...

Capitol Christmas tree lighting tonight
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Capitol Christmas tree lighting tonight

Gov. Kay Ivey will light the Capitol Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. today on the front steps of the building. “I invite all Alabamians, friends and neighbors to join us here at the Capitol for that special occasion,” Ivey said in a written statement about the ceremony. “This is always a wonderful event and serves...