Bay Briefs

State lawmakers end historic annual meeting

State lawmakers have headed back home to their districts after ending what was one of Alabama’s most historic regular legislative sessions. Beginning in February, the annual meeting of legislators considered not just the typical...

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Bill ending crawfish crackdown to become law

After more than a year of back and forth between local businesses and state health officials over the legality of the events, a bill explicitly permitting crawfish boils and other food-related cultural events on sidewalks in...

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Authority gives consent to city on recycling plans

Mobile’s Solid Waste Disposal Authority (SWDA) voted to permit the city to enter into two contracts making recycling easier for residents. As a result, the board has also agreed to work out some of its legal issues stemming from...

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Planning Commission approves land use map

The Mobile Planning Commission voted to approve the city’s new Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and major streets plan, despite the vast majority of speakers at a long public hearing asking the board to delay its decision. The city...

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Legislature passes budgets

This year’s regular legislative session is coming to an end and, as is often the case, its last days have amounted to capital crunch time. With unavoidable issues such as electoral redistricting and a governor’s potential...

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