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Daily News Digest – May 12, 2020
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Daily News Digest – May 12, 2020

Restaurants, bars, salons reopen with precautions; Legislature approves funds to review maternal deaths; Trump says he’s ‘met the moment’ on testing; Bulging deficits may threaten prized Pentagon arms projects; Sessions: Setting the record straight on recusal

Prisons, lottery, raises, mental health on legislative agenda
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Prisons, lottery, raises, mental health on legislative agenda

Alabama's 2020 legislative session begins Tuesday in Montgomery, where the state's prison crisis and another effort to let Alabamians vote on a lottery promise to be must-watch issues. There's also the state's budgets, both with more money and more demands in 2021, and possible raises for state employees and teachers.

Alabama, Mississippi refuse to pledge money to resume Amtrak
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Alabama, Mississippi refuse to pledge money to resume Amtrak

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Plans to resume passenger train service on the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina suffered a setback with Alabama and Mississippi refusing money for the project, but a leader of the effort said Friday the project isn’t dead. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi had to pledge almost $35...