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April Weaver
State Sen. April Weaver sets sights on state's 'good time laws' in upcoming legislative session

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) is prioritizing Alabama's so-called "good time laws" in the upcoming legislative session to prevent the premature release of dangerous inmates from prison.

Perry Hooper Jr
'Betrayed and violated': Accuser speaks out against Perry Hooper, Jr. lawsuit

The woman who accused former State Rep. Perry Hooper, Jr. of sexual abuse is speaking out after Hooper claimed the alleged assault was an “obvious political setup” and sued the city of Montgomery for his arrest.

AL Governor Ivey Kay AP Photo by Kim Chandler
Ivey issues executive order to ensure compliance with public records requests for state agencies

In her newest round in a series of executive orders, Gov. Kay Ivey seeks to provide the public with easier access to state agencies' public records.

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore keeps promise, backs bill to reinstate military servicemembers fired for vaccine refusal

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has joined a bill to reinstate military servicemembers who were fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Perry Hooper files complaint against Montgomery — Claims sexual abuse charges were an 'obvious political setup'

Former State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. has filed a complaint against the City of Montgomery and Montgomery Police Department (MPD) Chief Darryl J. Albert concerning now-dropped charges of sexual abuse filed against Hooper in 2022.

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Tuberville, Britt back 'School Choice Week' resolution

Alabama's two U.S. Senators have initiated School Choice Week to bolster awareness and support for continued freedom of school choice nationwide.

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AG Marshall joins other states in fighting ESG initiatives among advisory firms

Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined with attorneys general from 20 other states to question the ESG practices of a handful of proxy advisory firms.

AL Lt Governor Ainsworth Will AP Photo by Mallory Moench
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth continues push for school choice over the weekend — 'I'm all in!'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth continues to push for school choice as the March legislative session creeps closer.   

Kenneth Paschal
State Rep. Kenneth Paschal to serve on a number of key committees as he starts his first full term

Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Russellville) announced on Monday that State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) will serve on several key committees in the new quadrennium.  

Alabama Parole Board down one member since November

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has been without its third member since mid-December, creating the need for unanimous consent to grant paroles.

Randall Woodfin
Birmingham Mayor Woodfin announces new 12-week parental leave for all city workers

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced a new policy offering 12 weeks of paid leave for city employees becoming new parents.

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Ivey issues executive order strengthening religious liberty protections

Gov. Kay Ivey is focusing on religious liberty in the most recent executive order, following years of tension surrounding religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine.  

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Appellate prosecutor Rich Anderson seeks nomination for Court of Criminal Appeals

Appellate prosecutor Rich Anderson is seeking the Republican Party nomination for an open seat on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Ginny Shaver
State Rep. Shaver to make improving adoption process a priority in 2023

Adoption is slated to be a significant concern for the legislature in the 2023 regular session after a massive rewriting of the state’s adoption laws.  

Andrew Sorrell
State Auditor Sorrell praises Ivey executive order creating accountability with state vehicles

Newly elected State Auditor Andrew Sorrell is commending Gov. Kay Ivey on her decision to boost accountability in the state’s use of government vehicles.

Ivey announces series of executive orders to boost Alabama's lagging education performance

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a series of executive orders to improve education to start off her second full term.

Barry Moore
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore appointed to House Judiciary Committee as Biden classified document probe begins

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has been appointed to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, which recently announced a probe into Pres. Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.   

Adam Moseley
AHSAA steps in it again — Hoover baseball coach threatened with year-long suspension for coaching player on USA Baseball Under 18 National team

A Hoover baseball coach is facing a year-long suspension for the 2023 season due to Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) rules that have already spurred heated debate in the state.

Gov. Ivey, Will Ainsworth
Ivey, Ainsworth hint at school choice during inauguration remarks

At Monday’s inaugural ceremony, Alabama’s highest-ranking state offices suggested school choice could be a priority in the new quadrennium.

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Kay Ivey sworn in for second full term as governor

Kay Ivey has officially taken her oath of office as she begins her second full term as the governor of Alabama.

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Baldwin County Schools requiring school counselors to affirm students' preferred pronouns, gender identity

According to documents posted to the Baldwin County Public Schools website, the school system is compelling its counselors to use students’ preferred gender pronouns and teaching them how to navigate counseling situations confidentially.

State Rep. Shedd named new House Majority Whip

House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) announced the appointment of State Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Fairview) as House Majority Whip during this quadrennium.

U S Rep Jerry Carl
U.S. Rep Jerry Carl tapped to serve on House Appropriations Committee — 'This is a huge win for our district and our state'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) has been appointed to membership in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

Mike Rogers not leaving GOP Steering Committee — 'I plan to remain on Steering for the balance of this Congress'

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks)  will not be stepping down from the U.S. House Steering Committee despite courting the idea after a heated confrontation between him and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) went viral.  

House Speaker Ledbetter: Special session before regular session to allocate ARPA federal COVID relief funds possible

As the legislature continues its organizing session, House leadership is not closing the door on a possible special session to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Craig Monger
1819 News Reporter Craig Monger talks the new Alabama House of Representatives rules on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show on FM Talk 106.5 as they discuss the new Alabama House of Representatives rules, which appear to stifle debate on amendments and make the legislative process less transparent.

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Alabama House passes amended rules package — Speaker Ledbetter says concerns addressed in caucus meeting, bipartisan negotiation

At Tuesday's organizing session, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a series of contentious rule changes in tandem with electing new House leadership.

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