MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A state prison crisis and gambling legislation are expected to be top topics when lawmakers return to Montgomery this week.
The Alabama Legislature begins the 2020 legislative session on Tuesday. Lawmakers are expected to debate additional funding for state prisons and a package of bills aimed at reducing recidivism and prison crowding.
Lottery legislation is also being introduced this year. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will give her annual State of the State address Tuesday night to detail her agenda for the year.