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With still no budget agreement for the state, the Alabama Legislature adjourned its special session sine die on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. The special session had been called because there was no state budget in place at the end of […]

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The city of Montgomery, Alabama, in cooperation with the Secretary of State’s office, will pilot a live electronic balloting system for overseas military and civilian voters in the upcoming municipal election on August 25, 2015. The electronic voting system will […]

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The Alabama Legislature convened a special session Monday, July 13, 2015, only to recess until August 3, 2015. The Senate was in session for a total of 19 minutes and the House was in session for less than 30 minutes. […]

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Gov. Robert Bentley has called a special legislative session to convene Monday, July 13, 2015. Bentley originally planned to call a special session to convene in mid-August or after Labor Day to give lawmakers an opportunity to make summer plans […]

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June 5, 2015  •  

Alabama Legislature Adjourns

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die Thursday, June 4, 2015. However, Gov. Robert Bentley is likely to call a special session because there is no state budget in place for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015. The state Senate […]

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The Alabama Ethics Commission selected a new director, naming Tom Albritton as its chief. Albritton is a former prosecutor and is leaving the position of deputy director of the Office of Prosecution Services to take the director position at the […]

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Jim Sumner, executive director of the Alabama Ethics Commission, is retiring after 35 years in public service. Sumner has held the executive director position for 17 years. Upon his departure on October 1, 2014, the five-member Ethics Commission will pick […]

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The Alabama State Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The legislature adjourned early in an attempt to avoid a threatened veto of an educational budget bill. Gov. Robert Bentley has not decided whether he will sign the […]

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Due to inclement weather, Governor Bentley has re-scheduled the special general election for House District 104 in Mobile and the special primary run-off elections for House District 31 covering Elmore and Coosa counties and House District 53 in Birmingham, all […]

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Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh introduced a bill in the Senate of Alabama on Tuesday that would impose stricter revolving door prohibitions on legislators. Senate Bill 36 redefines “legislative body” as “Legislature of Alabama”, which eliminates the current loophole […]

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A special primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 to fill the vacancy in House District 31. There are four Republicans and no Democrats on the ballot.

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals expedited a key ballot access case on November 27. The case, Hall v. Secretary of State of Alabama, was brought by independent candidate James Hall, the only minor party candidate who submitted any signatures […]

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Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh filed a bill to be considered during the Alabama Legislature’s upcoming session, beginning January 14, 2014. The bill would ban a former legislator for a period of two years from lobbying members of either […]

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November 19, 2013

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