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House briefs: Distracted driving bill fails
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House briefs: Distracted driving bill fails

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill that would have prohibited the use of hand-held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving failed to pass the House by one vote on Tuesday.    The final vote on the bill was 47-48 with four members abstaining. House Bill 90 is sponsored by...

Legislature sends alcohol delivery bill to governor
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Legislature sends alcohol delivery bill to governor

Bill would allow customers to have alcoholic products home delivered from grocery or liquor stores and restaurants. It also sets up a delivery license process, fees and rules for alcohol delivery.Birmingham-based grocery delivery company Shipt supported the legislation saying it meets an existing demand.

Daily News Digest – April 6, 2021
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Daily News Digest – April 6, 2021

Busy day, week ahead in the State House; Poll: workers concerned about transportation, childcare, benefits; Biden infrastructure plan could avoid filibuster; McConnell warns corporations of political 'bullying'; Baylor dominates Zags to win it all

McConnell warns corporations of political ‘bullying’
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McConnell warns corporations of political ‘bullying’

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it’s a “big lie” to call the new voting law in Georgia racist and he warned big business to “stay out of politics” after major corporations and even Major League Baseball distanced themselves from the state amid vast public pressure....

Biden’s infrastructure plan boosted by Senate parliamentarian ruling
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Biden’s infrastructure plan boosted by Senate parliamentarian ruling

The Senate parliamentarian greenlighted a strategy that would allow Democrats in the evenly split 50-50 chamber to rely on a 51-vote threshold to advance some bills, rather than the typical 60 votes typically needed. The so-called budget reconciliation rules can now be used more often than expected — giving Democrats a fresh new path around the GOP blockade.

Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game
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Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game

MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits. The Republican governor said at a...