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Fantasy sports bill stalls in Senate

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill that would allow Alabamians to wager on fantasy sports stalled in the Senate Thursday but is expected to be brought back to the floor after the Memorial Day weekend. Sponsored by Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette, House Bill 361 would allow adults to place bets...

Lawmakers reduce time between primaries and runoffs by 2 weeks
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Lawmakers reduce time between primaries and runoffs by 2 weeks

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The time between primary elections and primary runoffs in Alabama will shrink from six weeks to four weeks under a bill that cleared the Alabama Legislature on Thursday. That means two fewer weeks of campaign advertising and less money spent by candidates, Secretary of State John Merrill said Thursday. ...

Broadband expansion bill gets final passage
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Broadband expansion bill gets final passage

A bill to allow electric utility companies to offer high-speed internet to rural communities by way of their existing power networks cleared the Alabama Legislature Wednesday and now goes to the governor for her signature.

Senate passes abortion ban, bill goes to governor
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Senate passes abortion ban, bill goes to governor

By TODD STACY, CAROLINE BECK, and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, sending the legislation to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature. Bill sponsor Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said she had spoken to Ivey’s advisers and expects the governor to sign...

Senator: ‘Rocky road’ ahead for lottery bill
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Senator: ‘Rocky road’ ahead for lottery bill

The sponsor of legislation to create a paper lottery in Alabama says getting the bill to final passage may be difficult.
“It’s a rocky road between here and there,” Sen. Greg Albritton told Alabama Daily News.
The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee is expected to vote on Senate Bill 220 Wednesday afternoon.