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• Supreme Court holds that volunteer firefighter was entitled to mandamus relief for injuries sustained by plaintiffs when they were involved in a car accident; fire department,
however, was not entitled to immunity under theory of respondeat superior.

• Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court’s grant of prejudgment interest in civil forfeiture case where State failed to follow procedural requirements and was forced to return currency to claimants.

• Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court’s finding of dependency because court allowed a party to testify by telephone.


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Gov. Robert Bentley to update moves to cut cost of state government

At the same time he is calling for $541 million in tax increases, Gov. Robert Bentley regularly tells crowds that state government is significantly leaner than when he took office four years ago.

Women's rights advocates will hold a rally on Wednesday against three bills designed to further restrict abortions in Alabama.

Planned Parenthood Southeast is hosting the 11 a.m. event outside the Alabama State House. The group is expecting 200 Alabamians to attend. Legislation changing a marriage license in the state of Alabama to a legal contract received approval today in Senate Judiciary Committee.

Alabama House passes budget that would slash state services

The Alabama House of Representatives today passed a budget for 2016 that would slash spending, causing cutbacks in funding for services for the poor, children and the mentally ill and layoffs of state employees.


Legislation getting Alabama out of the marriage license business passes Senate

Legislation that would get Alabama get out of the business of issuing marriage licenses passed in the Senate today with little debate.

House Republicans call for tax increases on cigarettes, car titles, large corporations

The Republican Caucus in the Alabama House of Representatives today proposed raising taxes on cigarettes, large businesses, car titles and car rentals as part of a plan to fix the state budget.

New appointed board will govern Alabama's two-year colleges

A bill to create a new appointed board to govern Alabama's two-year colleges won final passage in the Legislature today.


'Fetal Heartbeat Act,' 2 other abortion bills receive OK in Alabama House committee

An Alabama House committee gave favorable reports to three controversial abortion-related bills Wednesday morning.



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