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Andrew Sorrell Alabama News
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.

Ivey115 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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.

Ivey inauguration Alabama News
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.

Baldwin HS2 Alabama News
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.

Shedd Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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.

Rogers Alabama News
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.  

Ledbetter Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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.

AL State House 2 Ashley Carter Alabama News
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.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
Ledbetter formally elected as House Speaker, Greg Reed reelected as Senate Pro Tem

Tuesday’s Organizing session for the Alabama legislature saw a slew of new leadership in the House, and a sweep of incumbent reelections in the Senate.

Correctional Incentive Time Press Conference Alabama News
Ivey executive order to change ADOC's so-called 'good time' policy

Gov. Kay Ivey issued an executive order on Monday to address some of the mounting issues affecting the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

Ronna McDaniel. Alabama News
Alabama GOP enters no-confidence vote in reelection bid of RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

The Alabama GOP (ALGOP) announced plans on Monday to introduce a vote of no-confidence in the reelection bid of Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

House of Representatives chamber in the Alabama State House Alabama News
Some lawmakers wary of proposed rule changes to be considered by the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives is expected to consider several significant rule changes that could alter the balance of power in the legislature's lower chamber.

Pro Life Abortion Roe Alabama News
'Self-managed' abortions could still bring criminal prosecution under child chemical endangerment laws

Pills and other self-managed abortions could run afoul of Alabama law, even though the prevailing law does not hold mothers criminally liable for receiving an abortion.

Drag queen hville teacher Alabama News
'They are trying to cancel my whole existence': Huntsville drag queen teacher discusses retirement in NYT article

In a newly released New York Times article, now-retired Huntsville drag queen teacher, James Miller, discusses backlash after videos of drag queen story hour went viral. 

COVID Vaccine 3 Alabama News
ADPH pushes further vaccination and boosters in wake of new subvariant

The Alabama Department of Public Health is once again encouraging Alabamians to receive their COVID-19 boosters as a new subvariant begins to rear its head.

Britt Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Katie Britt: No endorsement for presidential candidate in 2024 GOP primary

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) has announced she will not be endorsing a presidential candidate in the 2024 primary.

Jeff Peoples Alabama News
Alabama Power announces Jeff Peoples as CEO in wake of national criticism

Alabama Power has selected a new president and CEO amid continued national scrutiny of the company’s business practices.

ADOC2 Alabama News
State Reps. Simpson, England criticize ADOC for changing inmate death reporting criteria — 'Disappointed with the decision'

State lawmakers are criticizing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) for its decision to change reporting criteria on inmate deaths.

Andrew Sorrell Alabama News
'I want additional duties': State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell details plans to grow office

Alabama State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell is set to make Montgomery his permanent home while he prepares to take his new position.

ADOC Alabama News
ADOC removes monthly reports on inmate deaths amidst growing levels of violence, drug overdoses in Alabama prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections is revising its reporting measures, removing the current monthly reports on inmate deaths and switching to quarterly reports, which are already six months behind.

AL State House Ashley Carter Alabama News
Does Alabama need a new state house? Legislature's only architect weighs in

For those who have spent time in or near Alabama’s state house, it's not hard to find someone talking about the need for a new building.

Katie Britt and Dale Strong Alabama News
Katie Britt, Dale Strong to take oath of office as new Congress begins

At the convening of the 118th United States Congress in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, two of Alabama’s freshman lawmakers will take their oath of office.

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