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Prattville Library Alabama News
Prattville library board passes rule change regulating ordering, placement of 'obscene' books

The Prattville-Autauga Library board recently passed a series of policies on Thursday regulating policies for ordering and placing “obscene” books in the local library.

Susan Dubose Alabama News
State Rep. DuBose files legislation to codify male, female definitions in state law

State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) recently filed a bill that would codify definitions of man, woman, boy, girl, father, mother, male, female, and sex in Alabama law and allow local public entities to establish separate single-sex spaces or environments in certain circumstances.

Ledbetter Alabama News
First legislative week closes without House Speaker Ledbetter addressing media; Speaker away to attend funeral

The first week of the 2024 legislative session passed without House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) engaging in his traditional period of addressing the media on his priorities and expectations during the coming months.  

Gambling Alabama News
Lawmakers unveil plans to legalize gambling in Alabama — 'Above all, we believe the people deserve the right to vote on this issue'

Members of the Alabama House Gaming Study Group revealed their plan for a comprehensive gaming plan as the push for statewide gambling begins in Montgomery.

Aaron Cody Smith Alabama News
Marshall's office to handle prosecution of imprisoned former Montgomery Police officer in new appeal

Attorney General Steve Marshall will assume the prosecution of Aaron Cody Smith, the former Montgomery police officer convicted of manslaughter who is now seeking a Rule 32 hearing to potentially overturn the conviction.

Marshall Alabama News
AG opinion: State library board cannot dictate policies, but could make funding conditional on those guidelines

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said in a recently obtained opinion that the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) may make funding contingent on specific policies but could not dictate protocols directly to libraries.

Amy Minton APLS. Alabama News
Ivey appoints new library board appointees including local GOP secretary critical of sexually explicit children's books

Gov. Kay Ivey recently appointed Amy Minton, a long-time critic of sexually explicit and age-inappropriate children’s books, to the Alabama Public Library Service.

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
State Rep. Paschal files bill protecting places of worship from public safety measures during a state of emergency

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) has pre-filed legislation to protect religious institutions from being subjected to stricter public safety measures than non-religious organizations in the event of another public emergency.

bryan taylor, alabama forestry Alabama News
Alabama Forestry Association endorses Bryan Taylor for Chief Justice in race against Sarah Stewart

The Alabama Forestry Association recently announced its endorsement of Bryan Taylor for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
Alabama House GOP caucus releases legislative priorities on eve of session

The Republican caucus of the House of Representatives released its legislative platform on Monday, one day before the legislature is slated to gavel in.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall backs Tennessee, Kentucky in fight against transgender surgeries, hormones for minors

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has entered briefs defending the rights of Tennesee and Kentucky to enforce laws prohibiting transgender surgeries and hormones for minors.

School choice. Alabama News
State Rep. Yarbrough files school choice bill: 'The goal of school choice is to create freedom in education, not increase government involvement'

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) has officially pre-filed a full school choice bill less than a week out of the 2024 legislative session.

John Rogers Alabama News
Democrat State Rep. Rogers faces new fraud, obstruction of justice charges

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) will face additional charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of justice in the ever-growing scandal surrounding a youth baseball kickback scheme that has already seen one State Rep. resign his position.

ALGOP logo Alabama News
School choice, medical freedom, women's bill of rights among ALGOP's legislative priorities

The Alabama Republican Party has released its legislative priorities with less than a week until the Alabama Legislature gavels in for the 2024 session.

Motgomery Police Chief Darryl Albert Alabama News
Fmr Montgomery police officer accuses Police Chief Darryl Albert of retaliation after refusing sexual advances

A former Montgomery police officer is claiming that she faced retaliation and was ultimately fired by the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) after refusing to have an affair with Montgomery Police Chief Darryl J. Albert.

Dale Strong Alabama News
Strong votes to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas — 'Our nation is in the midst of a historic national security and public safety crisis'

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Monrovia) joined 17 other lawmakers in voting to advance articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his handling of the rapidly deteriorating situation on the Southern border.

Alabama Public Library Service Alabama News
Public comment period to begin for governor-proposed rule changes to state library administrative code

Starting February 1, state residents will be able to voice their concerns with the Alabama Public Library Service as it considers implementing Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed administrative rules changes.

APLS Board meeting Alabama News
State library system votes to withdraw from American Library Association

After months of calls from residents and lawmakers, the Alabama Public Library Service voted unanimously on Tuesday to withdraw its membership with the American Library Association.

ultrasound Alabama News
Legislation filed to add rape and incest exception to Alabama's abortion restrictions

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) has filed a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives to add abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

rush books Alabama News
State library's list of challenged books includes LGBTQ content, Rush Limbaugh, Ben Carson, Amish romance

The list of potentially inappropriate books compiled by the Alabama Public Library Service shows 83 books that state librarians will use to make decisions regarding book purchasing and placement in their local libraries. 

Medical Association for the State of Alabama MASA Alabama News
Grassroots arm of Young Americans for Liberty pushes to increase accountability for state health board

The American Action Fund, a special project of Young Americans for Liberty, is working with Alabama lawmakers to add further accountability to the Alabama State Board of Health.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall on nation's first-ever nitrogen hypoxia execution: 'Alabama has done it, and now so can you'

Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke Friday morning on Thursday evening’s execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith, which was the first-ever execution in the state carried out by nitrogen hypoxia.

tuberville Zyn Alabama News
Tuberville criticizes Democrat attack on Zyn nicotine pouches — Schumer should be 'worrying about fentanyl that’s coming across the border every day'

Hoisting a can of cool mint nicotine patches, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AUburn) recently stood in solid defiance of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) in statements planning to crack down on the absurdly popular brand of nicotine pouches called Zyn.

Alabama political news RFK Alabama News
RFK Jr. speaks at University of Alabama: 'I want to give you guys the kind of America that you can be proud of'

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. recently spoke to a large crowd in Tuscaloosa as he shared his campaign message in a wildly pro-Trump state.

Alabama Political News school choice 1 Alabama News
Tuberville, Britt back Senate resolution commemorating National School Choice Week

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined 25 other members of the U.S. Senate in backing a resolution recognizing January 21-27, 2024, as the 14th National School Choice Week.

John Wahl, ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP chairman Wahl touts school choice during National School Choice Week

Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) Chairman John Wahl recently came out in support of passing school choice in Alabama in light of National School Choice Week.

Casino gaming gambling machines slot by Kvnga Alabama News
Poll: Gambling expansion not a top priority for GOP voters

A recent poll commissioned by the Alabama Policy Institute shows that the planned expansion of statewide gambling is not a primary concern for Republican voters ahead of the 2024 legislative session.

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