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Grocery Alabama News
Grocery tax cut filed in Alabama House; Speaker Ledbetter anticipates Thursday floor vote

A bill to cut the grocery tax in half over the next four years has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Transgender flag, shadows and silhouettes of people on a road, conceptual picture about anonymous Transgender and Gay Lesbian in the World Alabama News
'What is a Woman Act' public hearing held in House committee

The What is a Woman Act, or House Bill 405 (HB405), which would define man, woman, boy, girl, father, mother, male, female and sex to use the terms in the Code of Alabama, received a public hearing in House committee on Wednesday.

State Reps. Barbara Drummond,  Jamie Kiel Alabama News
House passes bill allowing tax credits for donations to pregnancy resource centers — Dem State Rep. Drummond blasts bill sponsor for being male

On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow tax credits for individuals that donate to certain pregnancy resource centers.

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
Shelby Co. GOP backs State Rep. Paschal after a Democratic lawmaker referred to him as an 'n-word'

The Shelby County GOP has come out in support of State Rep, Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham), after he was the target of racially charged remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Prattville City Council Alabama News
Voices growing as Prattville residents speak to city council for library's acceptance of LGBTQ children's books

The number of parents protesting the inclusion of a number of LGBTQ+ children’s books at the Prattville Autauga Library is growing, with no signs of stopping.

kids on phone Alabama News
Alabama House passes bill to require adult content filter automatically be activated on devices sold in state

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to require manufacturers to have the adult content filter automatically activated on phones and tablets sold in Alabama.

Gun pistol Beretta AP Photo by Stephen B Morton Alabama News
Bill to ban 'assault weapons' and 'large-capacity magazines,' create registry filed in Alabama Legislature

A bill to prohibit the sale of most firearms and create a registry system for currently owned weapons and large-capacity magazines has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Birmingham Drag Show. Alabama News
'Family friendly' drag show scheduled Saturday at Birmingham theatre

A “family friendly” drag show is scheduled in Birmingham for this Saturday, featuring a number of state-based performers.

Anti abortion protest Maria Oswalt unsplash Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter noncommittal on bill that would categorize abortion as murder in Alabama

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) expressed uncertainty at the chances of a recently filed bill that would criminalize abortion as murder in Alabama.

Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter tight-lipped on actions taken on House floor outbursts: 'That’s between me and that member'

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) remains elusive on whether House members for recent comments on the House floor that have caused resounding drama for the past two weeks.

Bill requiring mandatory ballot audits filed in Alabama House

Legislation that would require mandatory ballot audits by county canvassing boards has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Talkingpoints2 Alabama News
Speed bump: Anti-ballot harvesting bill slows pace, prolongs gridlock in Alabama House

It was a matter of time before the breakaway progress of the Alabama House's 2023 legislative session hit a speed bump, but last week's passage of State Rep. Jamie Kiel's (R-Russellville) anti-ballot harvesting bill appears to have been that mechanism.

Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
Tensions erupt in Alabama House — Speaker Ledbetter gavels out, cuts mic of Dem lawmaker

Tensions erupted on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday when House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter gaveled out State Rep. Napoleon Bracy (D-Prichard) and cut his microphone for attempting to address already-passed voting legislation.

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chairman John Wahl praises Senate committee passage of PRICE Act

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is lauding the comprehensive school choice legislation that passed amended out of senate Committee on Wednesday.

Ultrasound Alabama News
Total abortion ban filed in Alabama House of Representatives

A bill criminalizing abortion as murder and offering "equal protection fo the unborn" was been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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School choice legislation passes Senate committee with amendment capping expenditures

The Parental Rights in Children’s Education Act passed committee on Wednesday after receiving its second public hearing in a Senate committee.

chinese money Alabama News
Bill to prevent Chinese acquisition of Alabama land passes House of Representatives

MONTGOMERY — A bill to prevent Chinese acquisition of Alabama land passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, despite pushback on economic consequences.   

ALGOP Outreach Coalition Alabama News
ALGOP Outreach Coalition co-director Belinda Thomas condemns Democratic vice chair Tabitha Isner's defense of 'N-word': 'An insult to every black man and woman'

“To say I was outraged by the racially charged attack on Representative Paschal last week would be an understatement, but as a black woman, I was even more upset by an official of the Alabama Democrat Party defending the use of the N-word to belittle a black official.”

Mary Moore Alabama News
Drama on the House floor: State Rep. Moore blasts Pro-Tem Pringle for comments about Rep. Givan's conduct

State Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) took a moment of personal privilege Tuesday to lambast Speaker Pro-Tem Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) for comments he made about State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) and her behavior on the House floor.

Scott Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris removed from board of comprehensive sexual education non-profit

State Health Officer Scott Harris’ name has been quietly removed as an ex-officio board member for the controversial Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health.

Library Alabama News
Prattville Library board goes against committee's recommendation; Moves LGBTQ+ children's books, changes classification

The Prattville Library board of directors went against the recommendations of the library committee and has decided to slightly change the designation of several LGBTQ+ children's books and move them to a higher shelf.

trump debate Alabama News
University of Alabama expected to host potential 2024 GOP presidential primary debate

The University of Alabama is rumored to host a primary debate in the 2024 presidential race.

Chris Pringle Alabama News
House Pro-Tem Pringle on Givan's racist Jay-Z tirade: 'Some days, her medication is not quite working'

Alabama House Speaker Pro-Tempore Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) says State Rep. Juandalynn Givan's (D-Birmingham) comments in which she referred to a black Republican lawmaker as an “N-word” went immediately unnoticed because members "just don't really listen" when she speaks.

Gay books Alabama News
Prattville library keeps LGBTQ children's books — Parents plan to take fight to City Council and County Commission

The Prattville Library Board met on Thursday to address a series of books that a number of locals have raised concerns over for the books’ LGBTQIA+ content.

Tabitha Isner Alabama News
Alabama Democrat vice chair Isner defends State Rep. Givan's racist comments — 'That is a word that can be used between black people'

Alabama Democratic Party Vice Chair Tabitha Isner has taken the stance that the confrontation between two State Reps., in which a Democratic lawmaker alluded to a GOP lawmaker as an N-word, would wisely be left unaddressed by white people.

A close up of a pen filling in the yes option on a ballot. Alabama News
Bill designed to crack down on ballot harvesting passes House, despite lengthy Democratic protest

Controversial legislation designed to crack down on ballot harvesting passed the Alabama House of Representatives after vigorous Democratic protest.

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
'I will never be bullied or insulted into apologizing for what I am': State Rep. Paschal addresses racist comments from Democrat State Rep. Givan

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) has addressed the exchange between him and State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham), in which she referred to Paschal as an N-word.

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