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State Rep. Andy Whitt Alabama News
State Rep. Whitt: 'We will see some form of legislation introduced in the upcoming 2024 session related to the lottery or a comprehensive gaming plan'

Earlier this month, the Alabama Legislature concluded business without addressing the issue of gambling in the state, but the work to formulate a state lottery or even a "comprehensive gaming plan" is well underway.

Speaking Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott to drop legislation during upcoming special session cutting $5 million from Alabama Department of Archives and History in wake of LGBTQ+ event

Legislation is in the works to remove $5 million in funding to the Alabama Department of Archives and History after it hosted a luncheon about Alabama's LGBTQ history.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'The least we could do' — Ainsworth applauds passage of legislative package to improve life for military members in the state

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth applauds the legislature’s passage of a bill package meant to improve the lives of veterans, servicemembers and their families in Alabama.

SCOTUS Alabama News
Heritage Foundation says SCOTUS redistricting decision not in line with Voting Rights Act

The Heritage Foundation claims the recent Supreme Court decision possibly forcing Alabama to redraw congressional districts is not in line with Voting Rights Act.

Baby box, Kentucky Alabama News
State Rep. Givens applauds passage of 'safe haven baby box' bill — Allows safe option for mothers to surrender infants

State Rep. Donna Givens (R-Loxley) is celebrating the final passage of a bill allowing fire stations and medical centers to install “baby boxes” for mothers to surrender children within 45 days.

Susan Dubose Alabama News
State Rep. DuBose hopeful for 'What is a Woman' Act's return next session

Although the What is a Woman Act failed to receive deliberation in the Alabama House of Representatives, State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) is confident in having the bill passed next session.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer says prison death of convicted cop-killer 'closes a painful chapter in Mobile’s law enforcement history'

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) calls the recent death of a man convicted of the 1975 murder of two Mobile County deputies “long overdue.”

Randy Owen Alabama News
Alabama House of Representatives honors Alabama country music star Randy Owen

The Alabama House of Representatives honored Randy Owen of the country music band Alabama on the final day of the 2023 legislative session.

Mo Brooks blue polo shirt Alabama News
Mo Brooks claps back at ethics complaint, calls 1819 News reporting on comments 'sensationalized opinions'

Former Congressman Mo Brooks is calling for an in-person hearing to oppose the “frivolous complaint” filed against him by Alabama State Department of Education vice president Wayne Reynolds.

Gov. Kay Ivey State of the state Alabama News
Public records bill fails to receive House vote on final day of session; Leadership says Ivey wanted to take a closer look

Legislation placing deadlines on public records request responses in Alabama by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) failed to come to the House floor on the final day of the 2023 legislative session.

Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
Legislature approves ‘Distressed’ Birmingham-Southern College bailout bill after amendment from governor's office

The Alabama Legislature approved a bill to create a loan program for universities in financial distress after Gov. Kay Ivey returned the previous bill with an executive amendment.

pride on the plains Alabama News
Auburn 'Pridefest' features pantless performers dancing in front of children for cash tips

The Week-long “Pridefest” hosted in Auburn featured a number of public displays of drag, several of which featured children.

AL Governor Ivey Kay Alabama Alabama News
Ivey signs anti-ESG legislation into law

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott specific sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday. 

bodycam Alabama News
Bill requiring law enforcement to release bodycam footage under certain circumstances heads to Ivey for signature

The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill that would allow for police bodycam and dashcam recordings to be released to the public under certain circumstances.

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
State Rep. Paschal applauds passage of parental rights bill — 'Ensures that the God-granted, decision-making power afforded to parents in raising their children is guaranteed, protected, and preserved'

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) applauds the legislature’s passage of his Parent Rights Protection Act legislation as the legislative session winds down.

Brooks Wayne KBB1 Alabama News
Mo Brooks calls ethics complaint over Chinese election interference claims '100% bogus'; Katie Britt spox: Brooks 'insult to Alabama voters,' 'embarrassment' to ALGOP

Former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is on the receiving end of an ethics complaint from State Department of Education vice president Wayne Reynolds after Brooks claimed Communist China played a role in his U.S. Senate Republican primary defeat last year.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'I really wanted to go further': Lt. Gov. Ainsworth bemoans lack of Senate movement for PRICE Act

Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth calls Senate failure to pass school choice legislation a disappointment as the session comes to an end.

no guns Alabama News
Alabama Legislature passes bill requiring certain judges to report involuntarily committed patients to 'firearms prohibited persons' database

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature approved a bill requiring additional reporting from judges to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) “firearms prohibited persons” database for persons involuntarily committed to either inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Ivey signs Arpa Alabama News
Gov. Ivey signs education trust fund and general fund budgets along with supplemental appropriations

Gov. Kay Ivey has approved the State General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets and supplemental appropriations for the 2024 fiscal year.

Vote Alabama News
Legislature passes bill increasing penalties for gang-related felonies; Will go to Ivey for signature

The bill adding enhanced penalties for offenders involved in "criminal enterprises" passed the Alabama legislature on Thursday.

Alabama House Alabama News
House approves substitute bill requiring Ethics Commission to provide exculpatory evidence to respondents, Senate non-concurs

A bill that would require the Alabama Ethics Commission to provide exonerating evidence to individuals accused of violating state law passed the Alabama House of Representatives with a substitute on Wednesday.

DSC02032 Alabama News
Alabama House passes anti-ESG legislation — No Democratic debate, one Republican 'no' vote; Heads to Ivey for signature

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott specific sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance policies passed the Alabama House of Representatives unamended and with no debate.

House Floor Alabama News
Anti-ESG bill scheduled to come to House floor on Wednesday

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies is on the docket for a House vote on Wednesday.

Jeff Durbin Alabama News
National leaders rally in Montgomery in support of 'equal protection ' legislation for total abortion ban in Alabama

Proponents of abortion abolition from all over the country gathered at the Alabama Capitol to push for a public hearing for legislation that would treat abortion as murder in the state.

Kay Ivey signs Alabama News
Ivey signs transgender collegiate sports ban into law; Will go into effect August 1

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation into law that would ban transgender athletes form competing in sports designed for members of the opposite sex.

Ivey824 Alabama News
Ivey commends Alabama's federal delegation for Space Command investigation — 'Redstone should, can and will be home to Space Command Headquarters'

Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday commended Alabama’s federal delegation for its investigation into Space Command's location while reiterating that Huntsville is the only logical place for the United States Space Force.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall applauds parole board decision to deny parole of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded the decision of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles to deny the parole of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley, saying her death sentence should never have been commuted.

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