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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.

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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.

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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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Britt, Tuberville celebrate National School Choice Week — 'There is nothing more powerful than a quality education'

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) both kicked off the first day of National School Choice Week by championing the “freedom” of parents to choose their children’s educational destiny.

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Gov. Ivey, State Rep. Yarbrough join students at State Capitol to support school choice

Governor Kay Ivey and former and current lawmakers braved the brisk morning temperatures with dozens of local students and parents on Monday to kick off National School Choice Week on the State Capitol steps to push more school choice ahead of the state’s legislative session.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorses Gerrick Wilkins in AL-6 bid

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has endorsed AL-6 candidate Gerrick Wilkins as he attempts to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover).

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State Rep. Ensler files several gun control-related bills ahead of legislative session

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) has filed a series of bills in the upcoming legislative session designed to cut down on gun crimes in the state. 

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Alabama's congressional delegation split on continuing resolution to temporarily fund government; Britt, Tuberville vote against

Alabama's congressional delegation split voting on a continuing resolution Thursday to fund the federal government into March, while the state's two senators voted against it.

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Tuberville bashes Biden admin reaction to hostilities in Yemen — 'If President Trump had been in office, this wouldn't be happening'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) on Wednesday bashed the Biden administration’s delayed action in addressing Houthi hostilities on the Red Sea, saying the continued global conflicts are indicative of a “soft” foreign policy.

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Tuberville blows off MSNBC's Trump censorship — 'I’ve never watched that channel'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) dismissed MSNBC’s refusal to air former President Donald Trump’s Iowa victory speech after winning a nod from the state’s GOP caucus to be the preferred presidential nominee.

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Alabama GOP House delegation unanimous in support of resolution condemning Biden's border policies

Alabama’s Republican congressional delegation all voted on Wednesday to approve a resolution condemning President Joe Biden and other federal officials for creating and facilitating the massive immigration influx that continues to plague the southern border.

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Dick Brewbaker says voter turnout crucial for GOP in AL-2 race — 'We’re not going to win it with 30% turnout'

Despite the Democrats' advantage, former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) believes a Republican could win in Alabama’s newly re-drawn second congressional district if they can get out the vote.

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Tuberville endorses Arizona's Kari Lake in U.S. Senate bid

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has officially endorsed former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in her upcoming bid for U.S. Senate.

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'A victory for Alabama': AG Marshall commends 11th Circuit for decision allowing enforcement of ban on transgender surgeries, medications for minors

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Alabama can enforce its 2022 law banning gender transitioning procedures and medications for minors.

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State Rep. Givan files weight discrimination bill — 'I didn’t think it was an issue until people started reaching out'

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) is taking on weight discrimination in the workplace by filing a bill in the upcoming legislative session to prohibit employers from using weight or body size in job determination.

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Corrections officers arrested, charged with accepting CashApp payments to smuggle contraband

Court filings show two former Alabama Department of Corrections officers used CashApp to receive funds for the purposes of smuggling contraband into an Elmore County prison facility.

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Lawmakers join letter opposing proposed ADPH rule change on mandatory COVID reporting

A group of lawmakers recently sent a letter to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) relating to continued state reporting of COVID-19.  

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State library board reverses position on keeping challenged book list private

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has reportedly done an about-face on its previous position to keep the state list of challenged books private.

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AG Marshall praises federal court for striking down injunction preventing Alabama from enforcing ban on trans surgeries for minors

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down an injunction prohibiting the state of Alabama from implementing its ban on performing transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for children.

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Tuberville: SecDef Austin 'shuffling around and people having to escort him' after undisclosed surgery

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the hospitalization of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, claiming he believes Austin’s condition is worsening and he has to be escorted around with assistance.

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NEA boasts about AEA efforts killing school choice, securing pay raises for teachers and nurses

The president of the National Education Association (NEA) recently praised the Alabama Education Association’s work in the 2023 legislative session, including killing an education savings account bill.

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Tuberville claims Democrat interest in border due to upcoming presidential election

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) continues to sound the alarm on the crisis at the U.S. southern border, claiming the Democrats' seemingly new concern for border security is merely a tactic to boost their chances of winning in the upcoming 2024 election.

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Democrat State Sen. Figures files bill to repeal constitutional protection of unborn children, add right to abortion

An amendment to insert the right to abortion in the Alabama Constitution and repeal the section that affirms the state recognizes “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children” has been filed in the Alabama Senate.

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Federal judge denies injunction preventing nitrogen hypoxis execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Austin Huffaker denied a petition for a preliminary injunction to prevent the scheduled nitrogen hypoxia execution of condemned killer Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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Family of former Mobile cop who died in custody files federal lawsuit against Washington County Sheriff

The family of Robert Harris, a 35-year-old former Mobile Police Officer who died in custody at the Washington County Jail, recently filed a federal lawsuit against Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer and an unnamed detention officer.

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New bill would allow local law enforcement to contract SROs for non-public schools

A new bill filed in the Alabama Senate would allow local law enforcement to contract with non-public schools to supply police as school resource officers.

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Chief justice candidate Bryan Taylor continues call for debate against 'RINO' opponent Sarah Stewart

Bryan Taylor, one of two candidates running for the soon-to-be-vacated chief justice seat on the Alabama Supreme Court, continues to call on his “woke” opponent to a public discussion on their respective positions.

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