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Will Barfoot Alabama News
'We've lost respect for law enforcement officers': State Sen. Barfoot says a 'General Patton' needed for some embattled municipal police departments

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road) said he agrees with State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road), who has proposed one such fix that would have the State of Alabama take over failing law enforcement agencies.

State Sen. Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls for return to design-bid-build for Escambia County mega-prison — 'If it takes longer, so be it'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said the legislature should reconsider the construction management delivery method used for the Elmore County facility given the rampant cost escalation it allowed for over the past three years.

Terri Collins Alabama News
State Rep. Collins downplays lowering test cut score for Literacy Act requirements

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," House Education Policy Committee chairwoman State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) explained why she thought it was necessary for a shift in so-called cut scores to gauge reading proficiency in Alabama.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter: Legislature to consider fixes for crime plaguing Alabama metro areas in coming session

With two more legislative sessions remaining in this quadrennium, House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) told Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday that crime is still on his list of problems to resolve.

Garlan Gudger Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger: Gambling fallout 'is going to be lingering for a little while'

Following the Alabama Senate's failed vote on a conference committee deal on a comprehensive gambling bill, some House members have publicly expressed frustration with their colleagues in the upper chamber.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan downplays 2025 gambling bill prospects — 'The whole one-vote narrative is absolute garbage'

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) explained that even though a conference committee-brokered bill failed by one vote in the Alabama State Senate, it will still need a majority of Senate Republicans to proceed if it comes up again.

John Wahl Alabama News
'Sets a bad precedent': ALGOP chairman John Wahl decries Hunter Biden verdict

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl says he does not think it is a good verdict.

Aderholt Scott Alabama News
Aderholt backs Tim Scott in Trump veepstakes — 'Serious in his faith, Christian believer'

With 34 days remaining until the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, former President Donald Trump is beginning to narrow down his choices for a running mate for the November election.

Tabitha Isner Alabama News
'Republican Party has become a party of victimhood': Alabama Democrat vice chair takes to 'Capitol Journal' to bash GOP, Trump, AG Marshall

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," in what was apparently a gesture to offer an opportunity to respond to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's appearance on the same program a week early, Alabama Democratic Party vice chairwoman Tabitha Isner took several jabs at her political adversaries on the other side of the aisle.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
'Political assassination': Palmer warns U.S. becoming a 'banana republic' after Trump verdict

Count U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) among those who disapprove of the 34-count guilty verdict rendered in a Manhattan court against former President Donald Trump last week.

Brett Easterbrook Alabama News
'I will NEVER go back to New York': Alabama State Rep. swears off Empire State after Trump verdict

State Rep. Brett Easterbrook (R-Fruitdale) is voting with his pocketbook to protest former President Donald Trump's 34-count guilty verdict rendered in a Manhattan New York State courtroom last week.

Appeal to Heaven flag Alabama News
Barry Moore: 'I am calling for an insurrection in a way that I want people to drop to their knees and seek the Creator of the universe to save this country'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, Moore dismissed any accusation that his tweet of the flag had anything to do with AL(dot)com reporter Howard Koplowitz's idea of insurrection.

Tuberville Lee Alabama News
Tuberville, other GOP U.S. Senators defiant in wake of Trump verdict — 'We are unwilling to aid and abet this White House'

Friday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined a pledge to no longer cooperate with the Biden administration in what they deemed a "project to tear this country apart."

Reed Ingram Alabama News
State Rep. Ingram proposes state intervention for failing municipal police departments

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Ingram laid out his vision for how the law, if enacted, could work.

State Sen. Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott still 'adamantly opposed' on Medicaid expansion — 'They tried to sneak it in with the gambling legislation'

There have recently been rumblings that Gov. Kay Ivey is considering expanding Alabama's Medicaid eligibility. This would mean a difficult choice for the Alabama Legislature: oppose the Governor with the possibility of political consequences or put the state's stable general fund budget in peril.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl predicts Alabama Legislature likely to redraw congressional lines again in 18 months after court proceedings

During an appearance on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5, the outgoing congressman said he foresees the U.S. Supreme Court giving the Alabama Legislature another shot at drawing congressional districts at some point in the next 18 months.

RFK Jr Alabama News
Flashback: That time RFK Jr. trashed Alabama talk radio

During his discussion with then-Philadelphia PBS affiliate WHYY on-air personality Tracey Matisak, now with Scranton, Pa. PBS affiliate WVIA, Kennedy claimed a visit to Alabama, he found his spoken word radio experience to include "really poisonous racial stuff" and a "barrage of this right-wing insanity."

Shomari Figures on MSNBC, 5/18/2024 Alabama News
Figures criticizes legislature for union clawback bill, calls Trump a 'throwback' to Alabama's past in MSNBC appearance

Shomari Figures, the Democrat nominee for Alabama's second congressional district race, appeared on MSNBC on Saturday with Al Sharpton to tout his candidacy and to react to President Joe Biden's appearance in nearby Atlanta to deliver the Morehouse College's commencement address.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'I don't know what the House was thinking when the Senate sent down a lottery bill'

During his weekly appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) reacted to the public frustration from gambling proponents.

State Sen. Chris Elliott. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: Senate Republicans 'more conservative' than House Republicans on gambling

As the hangover from the 2024 legislative session lingers, some members are speaking out about this year's failed comprehensive gambling effort now that the legislature has adjourned sine die.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
'Absolute Persecution': AL-2 GOP hopeful Dobson blasts 'lawfare,' says opponent Shomari Figures 'complicit in Biden's weaponized DOJ'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Caroleene Dobson, the Republican nominee for Alabama's open second congressional district seat, blasted the weaponization and applauded Marshall and Tuberville for supporting Trump.

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter on APTV, 5/10/24 Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter: 'We're going to see probably an expansion of more illegal gambling'

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) predicts an increase in illegal gambling after the Alabama Legislature failed to pass so-called comprehensive gaming legislation during this year's session.

State Sen. Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott on gambling's collapse: 'They got greedy'

Any form of legalized gambling in Alabama will have to wait at least a year, if not longer, after the Legislature declined to pass so-called comprehensive gaming legislation during this year's legislative session.

Political contributions Alabama News
Workarounds, First Amendment issues threaten efficacy of enabling bill's ban on gambling interests political contributions

Last week, a conference committee made a breakthrough on a proposed comprehensive gambling package.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville warns against slippery slope of congressional efforts to restrict antisemitic campus speech

In an interview with 1819 News, Alabama's senior U.S. Senator reacted to the antisemitic undertone of those protests and what potential policy fixes might exist.

State Rep. Margie Wilcox (R-Mobile) Alabama News
State Rep. Wilcox appointed to Energy Council executive committee

Last week, State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) announced his appointment of State Rep. Margie Wilcox (R-Mobile) to the Energy Council's executive committee.

Alabama Senate Alabama News
Flashback: State Sen. Elliott predicted what would lead to gambling's 2024 demise in early April

Last week's failed "test" vote on a gambling package that included a constitutional amendment and so-called enabling legislation shocked many after it sailed through the Alabama House of Representatives by a wide margin earlier in the day.

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