Death penalty secrecy legislation moves forward in Senate

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A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would keep those involved in the manufacture and distribution of drugs used in executions shielded from public view. However, further negotiations over the legislation remain before it emerges in the Senate. The key question is language that, as passed the House, would prevent discovery and admission of [...]

Rep. Lynn Greer appointed chairman of House Transportation, Utilities & Infrastructure committee

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House Speaker Mike Hubbard has appointed Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, as chairman of the House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure committee, and has moved several freshman representatives into other committee vice-chairmanships. Greer, owner of Greer Construction in Rogersville, is serving his fourth term in the state House.  He first served from 1974 to 1981, and then [...]

House narrowly passes bill that could hurt AEA

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The Alabama House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that could devastate unions representing state teachers and employees early Wednesday morning after about 15 hours of debate that spanned two days. Democrats diligently delayed a vote on the bill, but they ran out of options and Republicans approved the bill 52-49 at almost 3 a.m.The [...]