State still behind in LGBT protection as lawmakers return to Montgomery, LGBT group says

January 11, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

As lawmakers make their way back to Montgomery for the Legislative Session this year, a branch of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization says Alabama is still far behind in its protections for LGBT people.

The State Equality Index, an annual comprehensive report released by the Human Rights Campaign rating each state’s laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, recently placed Alabama in the “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” category — the lowest category on the scorecard.

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McMillan Said Cutting Budget Would Severely Impact Alabama Farmers

September 3, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 2 Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (R) held a press conference in Montgomery to announce that cuts to the Agriculture Department budget would severely Impact Alabama’s $70+ billion farm, and agribusiness economy

Com. McMillan warned that Alabama’s economy will suffer and the state’s food safety will be jeopardized if the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries’ general fund appropriation is cut by $1.2 million or more.
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