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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Ledbetter Alabama News
'We don’t have a voice': Democratic lawmaker Mary Moore challenges House Speaker Ledbetter over limited input

Tensions are brewing early in the Alabama House of Representatives, with some Democratic lawmakers accusing leadership of silencing debate and discussion.

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State Sen. Shelnutt legislation would require school boards to allow automatic payroll deductions for teachers' associations

State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville) is sponsoring a bill requiring local school boards to allow automatic payroll deductions for professional teacher’s associations.

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Adoption overhaul bill passes Alabama House of Representatives

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill designed to overhaul the adoption process in the state after a four-year effort to revamp the state’s outdated adoption code.

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Craig Monger talks browbeating of freshman lawmakers on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on "The Jeff Poor Show" as they discuss the browbeating freshman lawmakers received at their orientation.

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Bill creating mandatory sentencing for fentanyl traffickers passes Alabama House

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 House of Representatives.

Ledbetter Alabama News
'Just wheels in a machine': Lawmakers describe bullying, intimidation from House leadership — Ainsworth aide Connie Rowe said to have given belittling speech

Some of Alabama’s freshmen legislators are describing bullying and intimidation from leadership as they were welcomed into the state house, having been discouraged from disagreeing with GOP leadership.

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Deputy Brad Johnson Act reforming 'good time' early prison release criteria passes House and Senate committees

The Deputy Brad Johnson Act, which brings the long-discussed reform to the state’s so-called "good time laws," passed through both House and Senate Committees on Wednesday.

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Continuation of Alabama's sexual assault survivors' bill of rights passes House committee

The second part of Alabama’s sexual assault survivors' bill of rights passed the House committee and will go to the floor for a vote.

Governor Kay Ivey gave remarks to the Austal USA’s Women’s History Month Luncheon at Austal USA Monday March 20, 2023 in Mobile Alabama News
Teacher pay raises, increased Medicaid funding included in Ivey budget proposals

On Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey delivered her recommendations for the Education Trust Fund and the Alabama General Fund to the legislature.

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'Asleep at the wheel': Tuberville calls out Biden administration on seizure of Vulcan port in Mexico; Warns door opened for Chinese influence

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) says the Biden administration is "asleep at the wheel," leaving the door open for Chinese influence in Latin America after Mexico seized the port of a Birmingham-based construction firm Vulcan Materials.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer: 'Biden must immediately respond in the strongest possible terms' to Mexican government seizure of Vulcan Materials port

U.S. Rep Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) is calling on the Biden administration to intervene in the growing drama surrounding the Mexican government’s seizure of a port owned by Birmingham-based construction firm Vulcan Materials.

Chip Brown Alabama News
State Rep. Chip Brown slams Mexican government for 'hostile takeover' of Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials' terminal on Yucatán Peninsula

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger’s Island) is joining the chorus of political voices decrying Mexico’s seizure of a port owned by Birmingham-based construction firm Vulcan Materials.  

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House General Fund chair State Rep. Reynolds predicts no delays in three remaining legislative days of special session — 'We should have enough support across the board'

The special legislative session is moving along after already burning through two of the five available legislative days and no bills passing the House or Senate.

Richard Shelby Alabama News
Former U.S. Sen. Shelby honored by Ivey, others in joint session of Alabama Legislature

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature met for a joint session in the old house chambers in the Capitol building to honor now-retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

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State education board approves confidential list of reading textbooks for K-3

The Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Board voted Thursday to approve the k-3 English Language Arts (ELA) reading textbook recommendations from the State Textbook Committee.

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Craig Monger talks possible school choice legislation on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on "The Jeff Poor Show" as they discuss possible school choice legislation and the potential alternatives for Alabamians who live in rural areas.

Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter predicts bills on school choice expansion, abortion ban changes

Alabama will have months of legislating after the conclusion of this special session, with abortion and school choice on the docket.

Sen. Richard Shelby Alabama News
Richard Shelby to be honored during legislative joint session on Thursday

Former Sen. Richard Shelby is slated to make an appearance at the Alabama state house, where a joint session of the legislature will convene to honor him for his time in Washington, D.C.

Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter, General Fund budget chairman Reynolds express optimism for ARPA passage — 'We’ve got overwhelming support'

The Alabama House of Representatives gaveled in for the first official day of 2023’s special session, dropping the two bills to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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