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Absentee ballot application Alabama News
Contentious absentee ballot legislation clears Senate committee with amendment

The hotly debated bill designed to crack down on ballot harvesting has passed a Senate committee with amendments after holding a public hearing for critics to voice concerns.  

Scott Stadthagen Alabama News
Heavily amended Chinese land acquisition bill receives final passage in legislature

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to concur with the amended version of a bill that would prevent Chinese acquisition of Alabama land.

Judith Ann Neelley Alabama News
Gov. Ivey calls for parole board to deny release of convicted child-killer Judith Ann Neelley

Gov. Kay Ivey is imploring the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles to deny the release of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley.

lgbtq gay books Alabama News
Petition started to address LGBTQ+ children's books in Autauga-Prattville Public Library

An online petition has been gaining signatures daily in the ongoing battle of Autauga County residents addressing LGBTQ+ books in the children’s section of the public library.

Drag Show Alabama News
WATCH: 'Family friendly' Birmingham drag show includes children collecting tips for performers

Saturday evening, The Birmingham Festival Theatre put on a “family friendly drag show” in which performers accepted tips from attendees, many of whom were children.

Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter on Redstone Arsenal snub: 'It’s a problem for our country when we make decisions like that based on politics'

A report surfaced Monday revealing the Biden administration's plans to reverse course on moving U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama due to the state's abortion law.

Susan Dubose. Alabama News
State Rep. Dubose's transgender sports ban nearing final passage; What is a Woman Act in question with limited legislative days

The bill that would prevent transgender athletes from competing in all non-co-ed school athletics passed the Senate with an amendment over two weeks ago, but it has not made its way back to the House floor.

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Alabama House extends period between primary election and runoff in 2024, a change probate judges wish to make permanent

The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to adjust the runoff date in the 2024 election cycle to prevent collision with Eater, but probate judges want the change to be permanent.

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House bill would create scholarship program for attending non-public schools, capped annually at $45 million

The Alabama Legislature is entertaining legislation that would create a scholarship program for those attending non-public schools.

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.

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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.

VOTING MACHINE Alabama News
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.”

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