Senate Health Committee narrowly approves needle exchange program for addicts

January 25, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The State Senate Health Committee narrowly approved a bill establishing a pilot program to provide intravenous drug users with free needles and syringes in an effort to limit the spread of hepatitis and prevent an outbreak of HIV among the growing drug user community.

Senate Bill 169 was sponsored by Senator Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro.

The pilot program would be administered by the Department of Public Health and local health authorities.  SB169 would also offer some limited criminal immunity to participants in the program.

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More county elected officials join the Republican Party

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The 2018 elections are approaching and more Alabama elected officials are becoming members of the Republican Party.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made a statement welcoming the new ALGOP elected officials:

“Today, because of our strong county Republican parties, the ALGOP is thriving,” Lathan Said. “Now, 60 percent of all partisan elected officials in Alabama are Republican. With our steadfast conservative supporters, we can truly say we have a successful and well-equipped team. Our roots are deep and our message is clear as we prepare for the 2018 Alabama Primary Elections. Adding these valuable new members only helps to strengthen and grow our party.”

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Committee Gives Favorable Report to Open Meetings Act

March 13, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, March 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave a favorable report to the Open Meetings Act, S.B. 21. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) said that the Senate has worked tirelessly to craft legislation to replace Alabama’s old Sunshine Law after provisions of it were struck down in three court cases. The act passed out of the Senate in the 2014 legislative session but got tied up in the logjam in the House. Without passage of a new open meetings law there is a lot of uncertainty out there.
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