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Lawmaker wants limits on AI use in arrests
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Lawmaker wants limits on AI use in arrests

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, is proposing limits on how law enforcement agencies can use artificial intelligence and facial recognition to make arrests. A draft bill from Orr, which he plans to file in the legislative session that starts Feb. 2, says “a state or local law enforcement agency may...

Weaver announces State Senate bid
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Weaver announces State Senate bid

Former state representative April Weaver this week became the first announced candidate for a yet-to-be-called race for State Senate District 14 in Central Alabama. 

Alabama lawmakers’ pay increasing in 2021
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Alabama lawmakers’ pay increasing in 2021

Next year’s pay bump reflects the 2019 median household income, according to the Alabama Department of Personnel. That means any COVID-19-caused decrease in household income this year could show up in lawmakers’ pay in 2022.