Legislature

By Cora Currier -- ProPublica Florida has the highest percentage of home loans in foreclosure in the country. So why is more than $300 million that could help homeowners sitting unused? Florida was awarded those millions in February as Read more...
Separate federal panels struck down two Texas voting provisions. A look at examples of discrimination they found. Read more...
Over 1,000 people rallied and marched to Entergy HQ in Brattleboro, Vermont on Thursday. Additionally, two solidarity actions took place in other locations, Entergy Nuclear's Northeast office as well as Entergy's corporate office in New Orleans. Read more...
A House Bill is being presented to the State Legislature to evict Occupy Nashville and all other Occupy encampments across the state of Tennessee. Read more...
It's not just happening on Wall Street. Americans everywhere are feeling the impact of the midterm wave and not liking it. State senator Scott Beason got an earful from fourth-generation farmers Monday -- red-state salt-of-the-Earth folk who Read more...

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Alabama has moved to deny undocumented children a chance to participate in our state's civic religion, i.e. football, but some things are still more sacred than our state's responsibility to shun brown people. Like, say, the legislature's duty to Read more...
This is not a conversation I am used to seeing in Alabama, but one I have long wanted to hear. When the new Republican House majority moved to vote on a bill that would make abortions illegal after the 20th week of gestation, Democrats filibustered. Read more...
Remember "Lynn Greer explains it all for you?" Well, the Democrats of Alabama took some video from a TV station's camera and did a very clever mash-up of his highlights. My video for comparison, and some news from the southern battlefront of the Read more...
Several House Democrats spoke at a rally in front of the Alabama legislature in opposition to HB 56, an immigration-enforcement bill patterned after Arizona's "papers please" law. They linked their own historical struggle for civil rights in Alabama Read more...
Like Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and many other states, Alabama has a big, new Republican legislative majority working hard to undermine unions. The House passed HB 64 yesterday, which would amend Alabama's 1901 constitution to require secret Read more...