Secretary of State Anthony Blinken greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

With violence raging in Israel, U.S. citizens to be flown out on charters

BY: - October 12, 2023

As the death toll in Israel rises, the Biden administration will provide charter flights to help U.S. citizens leave the country and continued Thursday to pledge unconditional support for the Middle East ally in the aftermath of an attack by the militant group Hamas. The number of Americans killed in Hamas’ attack that began Saturday […]

Alabama Senate votes to ban government contracts with firms opposed to firearms, fossil fuels

BY: - May 18, 2023

The Alabama Senate Thursday approved a bill that would prevent state entities from contracting with companies that refuse to do business with fossil fuel producers, firearm manufacturers, companies do not “facilitate” access to abortion or gender-affirming care and other entities.  SB 261 passed 27-8 on a party line vote after a roughly two-hour debate where […]

The words "Alabama State House" are rendered in black over three doors. Above that, there is an engraved rendering of Alabama's motto, "Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere" (We Dare Defend Our Rights) under a metal map of Alabama, showing its rivers.

What passed in the Alabama Legislature: April 4-6, 2023

BY: and - April 7, 2023

Here’s a round-up of the bills that passed this week in the Alabama Legislature. Senate SB 5, sponsored by Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, which establishes a transition center for women leaving prison. The bill passed 29 to 0 and moves to the House of Representatives. SB 66, sponsored by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, which would […]