Alabama lawmakers begin session amid COVID surge, elections

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Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are returning to Montgomery to begin the 2022 legislative session against a backdrop of looming elections and rising coronavirus cases.

One of the major decisions before legislators will be how to use the state’s remaining pandemic relief funds.

Key lawmakers said there are discussions with Gov. Kay Ivey about holding a special session to focus on the pandemic relief funds.

House Republicans are backing an agenda that includes legislation to do away with the requirement to get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public. night in her State of the State speech.

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1/11/2022 2:43:25 PM (GMT -6:00)

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