Alabama Senator Hank Sanders

Politics & Government
8:23 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Groups Highlight Voting Rights Law in Alabama

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Supporters of the federal Voting Rights Act are planning a series of events across Alabama to highlight the importance of the law.

   Activities are being held in Selma, Huntsville, Montgomery, Birmingham and other cities on Tuesday in conjunction with what organizers are calling "National Voting Rights Day."

   The Supreme Court recently overturned a key section of the law, and activists are trying to draw attention to their claims that the act is still needed.

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Politics & Government
7:27 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal

Alabama Senator Hank Sanders is one of two legislators saying they'll introduce bills next year that would repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.
Birmingham News/Michelle Williams

At least two members of the Alabama Legislature say they will introduce bills in the Alabama next year seeking to repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.

   Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma and Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery say they think the Trayvon Martin case in Florida shows the need to repeal the law.

   Another legislator, Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans of Midfield, plans to introduce a bill that says a person can't stand his or her ground if he or she was the aggressor.

Senate Democrats-Medicaid
6:08 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Alabama Senate Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Senate Democrats have made expanding Alabama's Medicaid program their priority for the 2013 legislative session.

Senate Democrats say their priority for the 2013 legislative session is getting Alabama to expand its Medicaid program.

The Senate Democratic Caucus announced at a news conference Tuesday that it hopes to get Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to reverse his decision not to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Bentley, a physician, is opposed to enlarging the Medicaid program under the current structure.

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Politics & Government
6:38 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Democratic Ala. Senator Complains About Obama

Ala Senator Hank Sanders

A state senator who supported Barack Obama in both presidential elections is expressing concerns about his leadership.

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