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Ed Oliver Alabama News
Effort underway to create oversight board to handle disputes between ADPH, assisted living facilities

House Bill 134 (HB134) by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) would create a new board designed to help resolve disputes between assisted living facilities and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

State Rep. Andy Whitt Alabama News
Legislation requiring financial literacy testing in public schools passes Alabama House

A bill to mandate testing for financial literacy in Alabama schools passes the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Gun firearm pistol FN Alabama News
Bill to add criminal penalties to Alabama's permitless carry law fails in House committee

A bill proposing criminal penalties for failing to inform an officer if you carry a concealed weapon fails in House Committee.

House unanimously passes bill to remove 'failing school' language from Alabama law

A bill to change Alabama’s “failing school” designation has unanimously passed the Alabama House of Representatives.

trans runners Alabama News
Transgender college athlete bill passes Alabama House with bipartisan support: 'It is just not fair for a man to play against the women'

Legislation barring college athletes from participating in sports that do not correspond to their biological sex passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  

Woke education, school, trans Alabama News
ALGOP poll shows 'protecting children from woke policies' a top priority for Alabama voters

“Protecting children from woke policies” a top priority for Alabama voters according to a poll from the Alabama Republican Party.

Gay books Alabama News
Prattville mothers fighting to remove LGBTQ+ books from children's section of local library

A group of concerned moms in Prattville is struggling to get several LGBTQ+ books aimed at children removed from the toddler and children’s section of the Prattville library.

gun in holster Alabama News
Proposed legislation would increase funds allocated to sheriff's offices for lost pistol permit revenue

A bill to increase funds for local sheriff’s offices for lost revenue from selling pistol permits has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

gun in holster Alabama News
NRA opposing proposed gun laws filed in Alabama Legislature

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is warning against a number of gun bills filed in the Alabama Legislature.

Eric Mackey Alabama News
State Education Superintendent Eric Mackey says 'failing school' designation 'designed to humiliate schools'

State Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey says the “failing school” designation of the Alabama Accountability Act is “designed to humiliate schools and to cause frustration and problems in high-poverty communities,” as a bill to eliminate the term clears committee in the legislature.

student gun backpack Alabama News
Bill to criminally charge parents whose child brings a firearm to school passes committee; Penalty downgraded to Class A misdemeanor

House Bill 123 (HB123), sponsored by State Rep. Barbara Drummond (D-Mobile), would make parents and guardians criminally liable if their children bring a gun to school, only if the firearm was not “reasonably secure.”

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall removes litigating authority from ADOC attorneys

In the ongoing drama with the Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is taking away litigation authority from the ADOC and moving it to his office.  

Steven Reed Alabama News
'I look forward to it' — Montgomery Mayor Reed shrugs off defamation lawsuit filed against him by man accused of leaking profanity-laced audio

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed seems relatively unconcerned with the recently-filed lawsuit against him by the man he claims leaked audio of a profanity-laced rant in 2020.

Dubose Alabama News
Legislation requiring college athletes to compete on teams based on biological sex clears committee hurdle, moves to House floor

Legislation barring college athletes from participating in sports that do not correspond to their biological sex has cleared the first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature.

Ed Oliver Alabama News
Divisive concepts bill clears committee, moves to House of Representatives for vote

The bill by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) banning the teaching of “divisive concepts” in Alabama schools and universities has passed committee and will go to the floor for a vote.

Republican GOP Alabama News
Mobile County GOP backs recently filed school choice bill — 'This can, and should, be our legacy'

The Mobile County Republican Party has officially endorsed the recently filed full school choice bill in the Alabama Legislature.

AL State House Ashley Carter Alabama News
Bill to allow Elmore County School Board to appoint superintendent passes House despite local GOP pushback

Despite pushback from the Elmore County Republican Executive Committee, a bill allowing the Elmore County Board of Education (ECBOE) to appoint the Superintendent of Education has passed the Alabama House of Representatives.

Deputy Brad Johnson Alabama News
State House passes Deputy Brad Johnson Act; Bill sent to Ivey's desk for signature

The Deputy Brad Johnson Act, which reforms Alabama’s so-called “good time laws,” has passed the Alabama legislature and will head to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for her signature.

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.

I Stock 134052142 Alabama News
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).

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