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School Choice Alabama News
Stutts, Yarbrough roll out school choice bills — 'I expect broad support'

The long-awaited Parental Rights in Children's Education (PRICE) Act, which would offer comprehensive school choice in Alabama, has been filed in the Alabama Legislature.

Elmore County High School Alabama News
Elmore GOP calls on local delegation to amend bill that would allow Elmore County School board to appoint superintendent

The Elmore County Republican Executive Committee is requesting an amendment to an introduced bill allowing the Elmore County Board of Education to appoint the Superintendent of Education.

Connor Sturgeon Linkedin Alabama News
Louisville shooter identified as University of Alabama graduate Connor Sturgeon

The suspected shooter at the Old National Bank in Louisville, Ky. is reportedly Connor Sturgeon, a 25-year-old graduate of the University of Alabama.

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State Rep. Paschal introduces bill to allow cosmetology license reciprocity to military families and dependents

A bill that allows military personnel and military dependents licensed as cosmetologists in other states to continue practicing their trade while stationed in Alabama has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

AL State House Ashley Carter Alabama News
Reforming prison 'good time laws,' passing economic incentives a priority for lawmakers this week

Reforming Alabama’s early prison release and passing the state’s economic incentive package to be a priority next week, according to Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville).

Steven reed Alabama News
Man accused of leaking profanity-laced recording of Montgomery Mayor Steve Reed files claim against mayor

Charles Lee, the man accused by Montgomery Mayor Steve Reed of surreptitiously recording a profanity-laced conversation in 2020, has filed a claim against Reed, claiming mental anguish and emotional distress after Reed accused him of being a “shyster and a liar.”

Transgender athletics Alabama News
State Rep. Dubose files bill to prevent men from competing in women's college sports

House Bill 261 would require all public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education to prohibit biological males from participating in athletic teams or sports designated for females, and vice versa.

Fentanyl Alabama News
Widely lauded fentanyl bill passes Alabama Senate, goes to Gov. Kay Ivey's desk for signature

House Bill 1 by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne), which adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama, has passed the Alabama Senate and will go to Gov. Kay Ivey who plans to speedily sign it.

Greg Reed, Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter skeptical of full school choice in Alabama — 'We've got to be mindful of the budgeting process'

Full school choice in 2023 seems to be a shaky option for Alabama lawmakers, according to House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and Senate Pro Tem. Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

tax cut Alabama News
Two bills to cut state taxes at lowest and highest brackets pass House committee

Two bills offering tax cuts to Alabamians passed through the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

AL House of Rep Kiel Jamie Facebook Alabama News
State Rep. Kiel proposes Pregnancy Resource Act to offer income tax credit for pregnancy center donations

House Bill 208 (HB208), sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel, seeks to offer state tax credits to individuals and businesses that make voluntary cash contributions to an eligible pregnancy center or residential maternity facility.

National guard photo Alabama News
Romanian Defense Minister speaks to Alabama House, calls for expanded partnership in light of war in Ukraine

The State Partnership Program began in 1993, pairing Ukraine with the California National Guard and Romania with Alabama National Guard.

Second Hand Smoke Alabama News
House passes bill to ban smoking, vaping in vehicles with children under 14

A bill banning smoking and vaping in a vehicle with a child under 14 passed the Alabama House on Tuesday.

texting Driving Alabama News
House grinds to a halt: Lawmakers debate bill to ban holding a phone while driving — 'This thing was about life and death'

Despite the rule changes meant to streamline the legislative process at the beginning of the year, lawmakers successfully clogged debate in the House, halting a bill that would criminalize holding a mobile phone while driving.

salary overtime Alabama News
Alabama Policy Institute backs Democrat-led bill to remove state income tax on overtime pay

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) is backing a bill by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) to remove the state tax on overtime pay.

Stadthagen Alabama News
House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen launches podcast to highlight GOP lawmakers

House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) recently started a podcast in which he interviews Republican members of the House of Representatives.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer successfully passes stipulations protecting gas stoves and repealing $27 billion EPA 'slush fund'

An amendment from U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) removing $27 billion for an Environmental Protection Agency “slush fund” and preventing the Biden Administration from banning gas stoves has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Delta 8 by Elsa Olofsson Alabama News
Bill to ban underage sale of Delta-8 and other cannabinoids filed in the Alabama Senate

Senate Bill 66 (SB66) is sponsored by State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence). Similar to a bill filed by Melson in 2022, SB66 seeks to ban the sale, distribution, marketing, or possession of psychoactive cannabinoids derived from or found in hemp to any individual under 21.

Autauga County Superintendent Tim Tidmore. Alabama News
Embattled Autauga County Superintendent Tim Tidmore steps down

Autauga County Board of Education Superintendent Tim Tidmore has announced his retirement from the position, taking the position of Assistant Superintendent effective immediately.

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chairman John Wahl officially endorses cutting the state's grocery tax

The head of the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is officially coming out in full support of ending the state’s grocery tax, an effort that has failed to gain any traction in the state house in past years.

marijuana leaf baby Alabama News
Shelnutt, Dubose to introduce Drug Free Babies Act to prevent pregnant women from obtaining medical marijuana

With so-called medical cannabis soon to be available under certain conditions in Alabama, the legislature is looking at ways to prevent pregnant women from using it.

driver's license Alabama News
Legislation would double renewal time for Alabama driver's licenses, increase fee to $75

New legislation filed in the Alabama Senate would double the amount of time a person can renew their drivers license in Alabama.

AL Senate Shelnutt Shay Facebook Alabama News
State Sen. Shelnutt pulls bill due to concerns from GOP leadership over 'potential for unintended consequences' with teachers' unions

State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville) is withdrawing a bill he previously filed after concerns from GOP lawmakers and Republican leadership.

Montgomery Federal Courthouse Alabama News
Federal judge rules in favor of Alabama in its continued fight to ban transgender medicine and surgeries on minors

The State of Alabama has won a small victory as it continues to fight challenges to its 2022 ban on transgender surgeries and hormones for people under 19.

Alabama Congressional delegation Alabama News
Alabama's congressional delegation meets with Mexican officials; Vulcan port no longer under control of Mexican military or police

Mexico's military and police have reportedly vacated the previously-seized port owned by Birmingham-based construction firm Vulcan Materials.

Chuck Schumer, Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Schumer gripes about Tuberville blocking DoD nominees over VA pro-abortion policy

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is blasting U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for blocking Department of Defense (DoD) appointees due to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and their rule to allow abortion access to servicemembers despite state laws.

Katie Britt at the southern border Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt spars with HHS Secretary Becerra — Slams Biden admin's 'reckless and irresponsible policies'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is going after the Biden White House's screening of household members of underage migrant children when placing them with a U.S. sponsor after detainment at the southern border.

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