Gerald Allen http://apr.org en Ballot Question Could Add Foreign Law Protections http://apr.org/post/ballot-question-could-add-foreign-law-protections <p></p><p></p><p>In a swift-moving late-night session, the Alabama Legislature approved a bill that will put a Constitutional amendment in the hands of the voters.</p><p>If passed, the amendment would prohibit the state from recognizing laws of other states in making legal decisions if they violate the public policy of Alabama. Further, it would prohibit applying foreign law in violation of the rights of citizens.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 00:01:54 +0000 The Associated Press 30846 at http://apr.org Ballot Question Could Add Foreign Law Protections Bill To Allow No-Bid Construction Projects Stopped http://apr.org/post/bill-allow-no-bid-construction-projects-stopped <P>An Alabama Senate committee has stopped a bill that would have allowed the construction of public buildings without going through the traditional competition with sealed bids.</P> <P>The chairman of the Senate Commerce, Transportation and Utilities Committee got his committee to vote Thursday to carry over indefinitely the bill that would create a new option for constructing public buildings. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:23:14 +0000 The Associated Press 27944 at http://apr.org Bill To Allow No-Bid Construction Projects Stopped