Changes coming to medical marijuana law; Slain officer honored with procession through north Alabama; Brinksmanship on the debt limit; Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp face worldwide outage; Wallace wins at Talladega
Special session begins; Judiciary chairman to Treasury: Alabama 'misusing' COVID-19 funds for prisons; Tuberville bill would nix proposed IRS bank monitoring measure; GOP blocks government funding and debt limit increase; Dems will try again; Pentagon leaders to face Congress on Afghan pullout decision
Currently, the Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to report transactions of $10,000. A new proposal being floated as part of President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" taxing and spending overhaul would lower that threshold to just $600.
10 things to know as the special session begins; Alcohol law goes into effect Oct. 1, but don't expect deliveries right away; Big week ahead after budget talks hit 'stalemate'; Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians; AP Top 25
Will special session include sentencing reform? Will the State House be open during the special session? Alabama virus hospitalizations continue downward trajectory? Democrats tie government funding to debt bill, GOP digs in; News Briefs
Perry County facility key factor in prison plan; Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11; Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems' immigration push; Law enforcement confronts Haitian migrants at border; AP Top 25
Legislative leadership has been meeting with Ivey’s team and Alabama Department of Corrections’ officials since early summer to craft a draft bill that has been circulating among lawmakers this month. It allows the state to borrow up to $785 million and use several hundred million in federal COVID relief funds to build at least three new prisons and renovate others.
Alabama has blocked more than $5 billion in unemployment fraud since start of pandemic; James stakes out culture issues in mulling another run for governor; Dubose challenges Drake in HD45; Patrice 'Penni' McClammy plans to run for her late father's House seat; House panel rejects drug pricing plan in setback to Biden
'Design-build' process could see prisons built more quickly; Hospitalizations plateau, begin decline; Hubbard apologies, seeks early release from prison; Manchin nixes Biden's $3.5T budget plan, urges $1.5T instead; AP Top 25
Big day for prison plan; Hassell wins HD78; Counties ask for $10M reimbursement from state for county jail strains; COVID-19 boosters are coming but who will get them and when? Evacuees plead for action: 'We are in some kind of jail'