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Senate Race-Replacement
4:12 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Ala. Republicans Replace Candidate In Senate 6

The Alabama Republican Party has changed its candidate in a state Senate race in northwest Alabama.
Credit RNC

The Alabama Republican Party has changed its candidate in a state Senate race in northwest Alabama.

Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says Jerry Mays dropped out of the Senate District 6 race, and the party's Candidate Committee replaced him with Tuscumbia obstetrician Larry Stutts.

Stutts has never run for public office before, but Armistead said he's well known in northwest Alabama because of his medical practice.

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Retiree Bonus
4:17 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Senate Committee Approves Bonus For State Retirees

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh's bill would provide $2 for each month of a retiree's state service.
Credit twitter.com

Retired state employees might get their first pension bonus since 2008.

The Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee approved a bill Wednesday to provide a one-time bonus, but the bill's sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, says the amount and affordability of the bonus still must be determined.

Marsh's bill would provide $2 for each month of a retiree's state service. A retiree who worked 25 years would get $600.

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Transporting Firearms
6:45 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Legislators File Bills To Allow Firearms In Cars

Alabama legislators file bills to allow firearms in cars.

Legislation has been pre-filed in the Alabama House and Senate that would prevent employers and property owners from establishing policies that would prevent workers from transporting and storing firearms and ammunition in their vehicles.

The legislation by Democratic Rep. Craig Ford of Gadsden and Democratic Sen. Roger Bedford of Russellville would also reinstate and provide compensation to employees who have been fired for storing or transporting firearms on private or company property.

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