Historic Monuments Bill Passes, City Council Raises Blocked
This week in the Alabama legislature, the Senate voted to block a big pay raise for the next Birmingham City Council. And after hours of heated debate Thursday, lawmakers in the Alabama House passed the controversial historic monuments bill. The vote was 72-29. The bill makes it more difficult to remove or change monuments and historically significant structures from public property.
Many Democrats said the bill was offensive, as it would preserve Confederate monuments that noted the state’s history in slavery. The bill returns to the Senate with amendments.
WBHM’s Gigi Douban sat down with Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal to hear more.
And here’s what folks in Montgomery think about suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s recent announcement he’ll run for U.S. Senate.