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Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: Trump prepared for barrage of allegations throughout 2024 presidential bid

According to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), a close confidant of former President Donald Trump, Trump keeps up with what is happening, especially as the 2024 presidential election cycle gets underway.

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State Auditor Andrew Sorrell endorses Ron DeSantis for president

On Monday, State Auditor Andrew Sorrell announced his endorsement for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), an unannounced but likely Republican presidential candidate in 2024.

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Barry Moore on Trump indictment: 'We don't need our opponents picking our nominees' — Trump 'is going to win the race, and he is going to win the case'

One of former President Donald Trump's most outspoken proponents throughout the indictment saga has been Alabama's own U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise).

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State Rep. Collins: 'Not the case at all' public teacher compensation in Alabama is lacking

According to Gov. Kay Ivey, another teacher pay raise is under consideration for the 2023 legislative session. However, as things stand right now, teacher compensation is in a good place, according to State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the chairwoman of the House Education Policy Committee.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
Rogers: 'Alvin Bragg should stop making a mockery of the US Constitution and resign immediately'

As the fallout from former President Donald Trump's indictment continues, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) is falling in line with his Republican colleagues and expressing frustration.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'I'd love to see some kind of federal prohibition on states or even local governments giving out incentives'

Everybody else does it, so we have to. Basically, that is what Republican lawmakers have told constituents about the state's use of economic incentives, which they will readily acknowledge in theory, is a gross violation of free market economics.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth 'not a big fan' of ALDOT leadership — Says agency has not done a 'great job' on managing highways, infrastructure

Widening Alabama Highway 53 from Huntsville to Ardmore, U.S. Highway 45 from Prichard to the Mississippi state line and Alabama Highway 167 from Troy through Enterprise to the Florida state line are just a few of the long-discussed projects scoffed at by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials over the years.

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U.S. Rep. Strong: 'Indisputable' Huntsville the top choice to host Space Command HQ — Colorado wasn't in the top three

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) released a statement about the U.S. Space Command permanent headquarters basing process on the heels of a Washington Post report that the Biden administration was looking to reverse a Trump-era decision to locate the headquarters at Redstone Arsenal.

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Workforce participation rate eases up two-tenths of a percent, as unemployment rate drops to 2.5%

Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey's office and the Department of Labor reported February's job data with slight improvements in the labor force participation and unemployment rates.

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Report: Biden White House 'appears ready to reverse a Trump administration plan to relocate the U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville'

Late Thursday, veteran Washington Post columnist David Ignatius reported the Biden administration was poised to reverse a 2021 Trump-era decision to locate U.S. Space Command in Huntsville.

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Jeff Poor talks the Alabama legislative session on ‘Morning News with JT’ on NewsRadio 105.5 WERC

Listen to 1819 News Executive Editor Jeff Poor on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the heavy-handedness of Republican leadership in the freshman legislator orientation.

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AG Marshall: Left using ESG to 'inject issues and create change that they can't get at the ballot box, particularly in a state like Alabama'

Attorney General Steve Marshall has actively opposed so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, especially as they are being used to force broader policy changes within American society.

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U.S. Rep. Strong joins House effort to stop ATF pistol brace rule

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has joined an effort to stop the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) from enacting a rule expanding enforcement over pistol braces. 

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Despite 'yes' vote, State Sen. Gudger admits problems with special session $1 billion ARPA bill process

It is all done now, but in the span of a week and a half, or five legislative days, the Alabama Legislature spent more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: 'Presumptuous' to expect ARPA passage by Thursday — 'I don't like the idea of passing it as is'

More than $1 billion in spending is being considered by the Alabama Legislature as it heads into the third day of a special session called by Gov. Kay Ivey last week to deal with the remainder of funds allotted to the state by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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DeSantis warms up Alabama GOP for 2024 presidential cycle with wide-ranging speech rejecting 'Faucism,' state income taxes and the 'woke agenda'

Although he has not formally announced a bid for the White House, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made what could have been interpreted as a speech that laid the groundwork for a presidential campaign Thursday night for the Alabama Republican Party's winter dinner.

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Jeff Poor talks the Alabama Legislature's special session on Alabama’s 'Morning News' on NewsRadio 105.5 WERC

Listen to 1819 News Executive Editor Jeff Poor on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the Alabama legislature's special session to spend $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Poole Alabama News
State Finance Director Poole optimistic headed into ARPA special session, Says Ivey 'feels good about it'

State Finance Director Bill Poole spoke to 1819 News about the Governor's office's outlook on the process as it heads to the legislature.

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Would you be an Alabama prison guard for $55,000 a year?

On Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced pay increases for the state's correctional officers.

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State Sen. Sessions insists discipline biggest issue confronting K-12 public education; Says legislature could take rule-making, regulatory authority away from school boards

If you listen to public remarks given by Gov. Kay Ivey and other Republican lawmakers with leadership posts, you would have heard that education will be a focus during this year's legislative session, slated to begin on Tuesday at noon.

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Anthony Daniels, supply-sider? Democrat House Minority Leader suggests grocery tax holiday to gauge impact on ETF budget revenues

Some of the significant tax-cut rhetoric one might expect from Republican policymakers is not coming from Republican legislators. Instead, it comes from a prominent Democrat lawmaker, House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

ARPA Alabama News
How to spend $1 billion in 8 pages: Draft ARPA legislation cedes spending authority to executive branch

Governor Kay Ivey is expected to call a special session within the regular session next week after she delivers her State of the State address to authorize spending of more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says grocery, income tax relief 'a possibility' this session

In a few days, the Alabama Legislature will begin the first session of the new quadrennium. In addition to both chambers having to deal with the constitutionally mandated duty of passing budgets, a $2.6 billion surplus leftover from the prior legislative session will also have to be handled.

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Mobile's Comic Cowboys defy cancel culture for another year

Even though their existence was threatened by some busybody-concerned citizens inspired by a progressive woke culture, the Comic Cowboys have been a fixture in Mobile's Mardi Gras celebration since the late 1800s.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore on Biden administration ineptitude: 'Pronouns don't solve problem'

Saturday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) made an appearance on Newsmax TV's "Saturday Agenda" to respond to the Biden administration's inability to contain the flow of drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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U.S. Rep. Carl vows House GOP to stop taxpayer money supporting 'wokeism' — 'They're throwing money at the transgender recitals and the dances and all of this show stuff, why?'

According to U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), federal resources are being allocated to the so-called woke agenda, some of which runs counter to the beliefs of many Americans. Carl hopes to soon put an end to it.

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State Rep. Stringer: Releasing violent offenders not a solution to prison overcrowding — 'Build new prisons'

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) is apparently reconsidering his 2021 "yes" vote on legislation that retroactively applied a 2015 mandatory release law to all inmates before 2015.

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