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Ala. Legislature Passes Bills to Protect Elderly

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Alabama lawmakers have passed two very similar bills that would make it easier to criminally charge people who abuse, neglect or financially exploit the elderly, and the sponsors say they expect the governor to sign one of them into law.

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Ala. Democrats Want to Repeal School Accountability Act

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Democratic leaders from the Alabama House and Senate are proposing legislation to repeal a new law providing state tax credits for parents who send their children to private schools rather than failing public schools.

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Ala. Secretary of State Taking Sabbatical

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she won't seek any position in next year's election and will take a sabbatical from elective office.

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Gov. Bentley Faces Upset Education Retirees

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Gov. Robert Bentley told retired educators that he signed a bill providing private school tax credits because of the flexibility it gives public schools to try new ideas to improve learning.

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Ala. House Upholds Veto of School Safey Bill

Posted: 03/07/2013 - The Alabama House has voted to uphold Gov. Robert Bentley's veto of a bill to allow teachers and other school personnel to train as reserve sheriff's deputies.

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Ala. House Committee OKs Weapons Bill

Posted: 02/27/2013 - An Alabama House committee has approved a bill to allow a person to carry a pistol in his or her vehicle without a permit if the person is going to a range to practice firing the weapon.

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