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Jones with committee Alabama News
Occupational tax bill clears State Senate committee with substitution, amendment

The approved amendment would delay application of the 1% cap for cities with outstanding debt secured by occupational taxes until the January after the final payment on the debt is made.

Ford Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford bemoans effort to eliminate occupational tax as city increases mayor's office budget by 41%

Mayor Craig Ford has seen a 41% increase in his budget while other city departments brace for potential budget cuts.

Ford n Moffat Alabama News
City of Gadsden funding up to $100K annually for DEI director — Expenditure amid occupation tax fight to stave off alleged cash crunch

Ford handpicked Ruth Moffat to helm the new position due to her work as executive director of United Way of Etowah County.

Katie Britt 2 AP Photo by Butch Dill Alabama News
Britt decries 'unlawful' seizure of Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials' facility in Mexico — 'Mexico should be more focused on going after the cartels than law-abiding businesses'

Britt said the Vulcan facility, which is headquartered in Birmingham, was breached and taken over by military and police forces at approximately 5:30 am local time on March 14.

Target Alabama News
City of Prattville drops disorderly conduct charges against street preacher arrested in front of Target

The City of Prattville has dropped all charges against a street preacher who was arrested for using a sound amplifier without a permit.

Alabama guard Kai Spears Alabama News
Fourth Tide basketball player reportedly present at fatal Tuscaloosa strip shooting; University denies report

According to The New York Times, surveillance footage shows that Spears was a passenger in Brandon Miller’s car that was at the scene of the shooting that killed 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris.

State Rep. Jim Hill (R-Moody) Alabama News
State Rep. Hill defends inmate early release bill as a 'safe, reasonable approach to take'; Supports giving Pardons & Paroles more funding for electronic monitoring

While the mass early release of prisons has been heavily criticized by other lawmakers and law enforcement officials, Hill, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, still sees it as a net positive for public safety.

John Wahl and Gov. Ron Desantis Alabama News
Alabama Republican Party sets record at DeSantis fundraising dinner

Over 1,700 people packed into the Finley Center in Hoover on Thursday for the event, which had to be moved from the Birmingham Sheraton to accommodate the large crowd.

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U.S. Sen. Britt blasts Biden for excluding Senate Republicans from banking collapse briefing: 'We have more questions than answers'

“Right now, we have more questions than answers. Why did regulators not see this coming?"

Devyn Keith Alabama News
Huntsville Councilman Keith pleads 'not guilty' to shoplifting; Bench trial set for May 10

According to court documents, Keith also waived arraignment, and a bench trial date has been set for May 10.

James Wilson III Alabama News
Long-time University of Alabama trustee James Wilson III, developer of Hoover's Riverchase Galleria and Montgomery's EastChase, dead at 59

Prominent businessman and long-time board trustee at The University of Alabama (UA) James Wilson III died at his home on March 11 at the age of 59.

Barry Moore 2 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore: School funds better spent locally than by 'inefficient' U.S. Dept. of Education with 'strings attached'

Many Republicans in the U.S. Congress have called for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) over its “radical anti-American ideas,” but U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said the organization’s rampant inefficiency is another reason it needs to go.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore: House Judiciary Committee to investigate Fauci, Hunter Biden, FBI — 'We’re going to issue the subpoenas and do what we got to do'

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has previously been accused of favoring talk over action. But committee member U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said things will be different now that Republicans are back in the majority and have U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan at the helm.

Dale Strong floor speech Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong proposes bill to complete construction of southern border wall

“My bill will resume border wall construction and ensure the president cannot withhold resources while sending our troops to the front lines.”

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall forming partnerships between law enforcement, prosecutors, nonprofits to fight human trafficking, help victims

When Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall first took office, he made fighting human trafficking in the state a top priority. Though Alabama’s laws are better than they used to be, he said there’s still lots to be done and to learn.

Supreme Court photo 3 Alabama News
U.S. Supreme Court to hear case that could impact religious liberty in the workplace

“If Hardison is overruled, it will substantially increase the chances of those people getting justice for being fired when they chose to stand by their religious beliefs.”

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D.C. Circuit rejects appeal to recognize Equal Rights Amendment that could have made abortion a constitutional right

Those opposing the ERA did so for two reasons: The 14th amendment already guaranteed equal treatment under the law, and many feared it would instantiate abortion as a Constitutional right.

Barry Moore Joe Biden at Border Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore: Biden’s border policies are ‘creating drug mules’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) blames the Biden administration’s open-border policies for the influx of migrants as well as the deadly drugs that are being smuggled in.

China lab Alabama News
Rogers, Carl, Tuberville blast Fauci, CCP over COVID-19 lab leak report — 'Lying the whole time!'

For many, this report confirms what they’ve long held as the true origins of the virus, which is why some lawmakers are now demanding repercussions for Dr. Fauci and others involved who may have covered up the facts.

Clyde Chambliss Alabama News
State Sen. Chambliss: Elmore County mega prison project 'moving along really well'

Construction on a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County is “moving along really well,” according to State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville).

Dale Strong at southern border Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong on U.S.-Mexico border visit: 'It’s worse than you can imagine'

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) joined the other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee on a trip to El Paso, Texas to witness the ongoing border crisis firsthand.

Devyn Keith Alabama News
Accused shoplifter Devyn Keith removed from Huntsville City Council's finance committee, has travel request denied — 'It is easy to be guilty before proven innocent'

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Kieth was removed from the council’s finance committee and had a travel request denied on Thursday during his first full council meeting since being arrested and accused of shoplifting from local Walmarts.

Nate Oats presser Alabama News
Bama coach Nate Oats forced to apologize for 'unfortunate remarks' regarding Brandon Miller's alleged involvement in Darius Miles murder case

Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats apoligized Tuesday evening for comments he made earlier that day regarding one of his player’s alleged involvement in a shooting that took place last month.

Tuberville Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tuberville condemns Biden's executive order creating 'agency equity teams' — 'It's all about control'

They’re trying to make everybody the same, and that’s not going to work. It has no chance of surviving. This country can’t survive with that type of philosophy.

Andrew Jones Alabama News
State Sen. Jones considering 1% cap on occupational taxes as compromise with mayors — 'I’d like the whole enchilada, but politics is the art of compromise'

While some state officials argue for tax cuts in light of Alabama’s $2.7 billion budget surplus, State Sen. Andrew Jones is look for relief elsewhere by eliminating occupational taxes.

Craig Ford v Andrew Jones Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford, State Sen. Jones battle over effort to phase out occupational taxes — 'Taxes on people for the privilege of being employed'

Occupational taxes are local taxes businesses and service providers pay to operate within a municipality. For Gadsden, they account for nearly 30% of the annual budget — roughly $15 million.

Trans soldier Alabama News
Tuberville promotes bill banning trans soldiers — 'Our service members must be as capable and deployable as possible'

“The world is on the brink of a major conflict, and America’s military must be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. Now is not the time to socially experiment with our armed forces at the expense of readiness, morale, and our national defense.”

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