Alabama Legislature

Newly sworn-in president pro tempore of the Senate Greg Reed leads applause for the outgoing president pro tempore Del Marsh during the first day of the legislative session in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Legislature gaveled in Tuesday for the first day of what leadership hopes are productive early weeks of the session, despite COVID-19 protocols that will slow their business.

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