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'
'Getting close' on a prison deal; How PACs are faring entering the cycle; Will James make a run for gov? Will Blanchard? More Pitts & Perkins drama; Counties ask for $10M reimbursement from state for county jail strains; Connie Rowe moving upstairs? Review: Dino’s or the Bar Formerly Known as Bud’s.
A moment of silence for COVID-19 victims today; Inside Alabama Politics; Congressional committee questions Alabama's 'slow' distribution of rental assistance; Taliban stops planes of evacuees from leaving; Column: The miracle of America in the Afghanistan debacle
State turns to college football to boost vaccinations; Constitution recompilation committee discusses racial language edits; Tyson, Perdue to pay $35M to settle with chicken farmers; US hiring slows after 2 strong months; Football is back
Redistricting public hearings start; Fewer Alabama high school grads going straight to college; Alabama universities try out vaccine incentives to boost shots; SCOTUS divides 5-4 to leave Texas abortion law in place; Ready for some football?