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April 10, 2023 Group Watch: Bill Would Ban Smoking, Vaping In Vehicles With Children

The Alabama House approved legislation that would make it illegal to smoke or vape in a car where a child under the age of 14 is present. The bill will make it a secondary offense under Alabama law, carrying a penalty of up to $100 fine per violation. Legislation to

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April 10, 2023 Group Watch: Gov. Ivey Says She’ll Quickly Sign Fentanyl Bill

Following Thursday’s final passage of House Bill 1, which increases the penalties for fentanyl trafficking, Governor Ivey announced she looks forward to swiftly signing it into law. In a statement put out by her office, Ivey noted she believes that Alabama is setting the example for the nation by passing the bill with

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April 10, 2023 Group Watch: Aderholt Has New Chief of Staff

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt’s office announced a change in his Chief of Staff position. Michael Lowry, who has worked with Aderholt as communications director, will be taking over the position from the retiring Kerry Knott. Knott, who joined Aderholt’s staff in 2019, said he is looking forward to retirement. Lowery said he

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April 10, 2023 Group Watch: Tax Cuts Coming?

Thanks to a budget surplus, multiple bills that would cut taxes for Alabama residents have been filed by legislators this session. Gradually eliminating the sales tax on basic groceries is one that has garnered a lot of attention. It and other proposals, like lowering income tax rates, are currently being

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April 10, 2023 Group Watch: Hospital Patient Info May Have Been Disclosed in Cyber Security “Incident”

A healthcare company that runs six hospitals in Alabama announced that patient and other information may have been disclosed during a cyber security incident. The company, whose hospitals in the state include Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham and Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, said a cybersecurity firm it contracts with

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April 10, 2023 Group Watch: Senate Passes Street-Racing Bill 

The Alabama Senate has passed a bill to crack down on street racing and dangerous driving stunts, legislation that comes in response to several incidents that caused death or injuries. The bill by Senator Rodger Smitherman would result in possible jail time for drivers who race or do risky driving

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The Alabama Legislature returned to work last Tuesday for the 2nd day of the 2023 regular session after wrapping up what is considered a successful special session the week prior. Much got done, and there was lots of agreement. The bill making penalties for fentanyl possession harsher was unanimously passed by the House,

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@MattSimpsonMarch 25105-0 with 101 co-sponsors. HB1 heads to the Senate #alpolitics

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

On Tuesday (2nd day of regular session):  On Wednesday (3rd day of regular session): On Thursday (4th day of of regular session):

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March 27, 2023 Group Watch: Bill to Impose Mandatory Prison for Fentanyl Clears First Hurdle

A bill to impose mandatory prison time for possessing one gram or more of pure fentanyl cleared its first hurdle in the legislature. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill by Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, which takes aim at the drug that caused overdose deaths on almost a daily basis

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