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The Fee Trap: With pistol permit revenue falling, sheriffs and counties turn to other charges

BY: - September 13, 2023

Few people renewing their vehicle registration fees in Talladega County on Aug. 31 knew the cost had gone up. There’s a new $2 fee on car tags in the county, thanks to a law that passed the Legislature this spring.  It won’t fund a new program. It will offset the local sheriff’s financial losses from […]

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Alabama legislators clash over bill extending 10-year code exemption to single building

BY: - April 21, 2023

A bill that would exempt nonprofit veterans’ organizations from state or local building codes for at least 10 years from date of acquisition passed the Alabama House on a 51-26 vote, with 27 abstentions. It goes to the Senate. The bill passed after a long debate on the House floor over applying the bill statewide […]