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Prison changes, lottery bills postponed as session cut short

 

Alabama lawmakers began the 2020 legislative session with several big-ticket items before them, including a prison overhaul, a possible state lottery and medical marijuana legislation.

But those issues fell by the wayside as the coronavirus outbreak interrupted the legislative session. 

Lawmakers passed state budgets, a bond issue for school construction and a prohibition on cities enacting occupational taxes without legislative approval.

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