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‘It’s more than a prison;’ ADN tours new Elmore site

Photos by ALEXANDER WILLIS ELMORE, Ala. — Off Highway 143 in rural Elmore County, the Alabama Department of Corrections is building a small town. On 300 acres behind a tall chain-link fence, some of the more than four dozen, two-story buildings that will make up the 4,000-bed, $1.08 billion prison are starting to take shape. […]

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‘It’s more than a prison;’ ADN tours new Elmore site

Photos by ALEXANDER WILLIS ELMORE, Ala. — Off Highway 143 in rural Elmore County, the Alabama Department of Corrections is building a small town. On 300 acres behind a tall chain-link fence, some of the more than four dozen, two-story buildings that will make up the 4,000-bed, $1.08 billion prison are starting to take shape. […]

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Alabama committee to hear from Arkansas, North Carolina lawmakers on Medicaid expansion options

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Joint Health Committee will hear a presentation Wednesday from both Arkansas and North Carolina state lawmakers – and one former Arkansas state government official – on how they navigated Medicaid expansion there. The presentation, according to Alabama Hospital Association Deputy Director Danne Howard, will see the Arkansas delegation “share their […]

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Alabama committee to hear from Arkansas, North Carolina lawmakers on Medicaid expansion options

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Joint Health Committee will hear a presentation Wednesday from both Arkansas and North Carolina state lawmakers – and one former Arkansas state government official – on how they navigated Medicaid expansion there. The presentation, according to Alabama Hospital Association Deputy Director Danne Howard, will see the Arkansas delegation “share their […]

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Alabama delegation divided on $95 billion foreign aid package

Alabama’s seven-member delegation in the U.S. House were deeply divided in their votes on the $95 billion aid package that the chamber passed over the weekend, with the package’s most controversial component being the $61 billion in military and economic assistance for Ukraine. Split between several bills, the aid package included the aforementioned $61 billion […]

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Alabama delegation divided on $95 billion foreign aid package

Alabama’s seven-member delegation in the U.S. House were deeply divided in their votes on the $95 billion aid package that the chamber passed over the weekend, with the package’s most controversial component being the $61 billion in military and economic assistance for Ukraine. Split between several bills, the aid package included the aforementioned $61 billion […]

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New Biden rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it’s not the final word

A new rule from President Joe Biden’s administration blocking blanket policies to keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that align with their gender identity could conflict with laws in Republican-controlled states. The clash over bathroom policy and other elements of a federal regulation finalized last week could set the stage for another wave of legal battles […]

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New Biden rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it’s not the final word

A new rule from President Joe Biden’s administration blocking blanket policies to keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that align with their gender identity could conflict with laws in Republican-controlled states. The clash over bathroom policy and other elements of a federal regulation finalized last week could set the stage for another wave of legal battles […]

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