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U.S. Rep. Carl: Bipartisan agreement that United States needs to 'do more' for Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), who was in attendance for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to Congress on Wednesday,...

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State Rep. Collins says no Common Core in Numeracy Act

Some critics of the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), insist it offers an end-around to fund so-called Common Core standards in...

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Mo Brooks campaign blasts ForestPAC poll: 'Trying to put everyone in some kind of herd mentality'

On Monday, ForestPAC, the political arm of the Alabama Forestry Association, released a poll showing U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant...

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'Simple' lottery bill filed in House; Will get consideration this session, says State Rep. Isbell

During Tuesday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Rep. Gil Isbell (R-Gadsden) revealed the Alabama...

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State Senator recounts Romanian experience after communism, warns of threat under Biden

State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) has unique insight into the Russian invasion of Ukraine. From 2005 to 2007, Whatley served in the...

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State Rep. South questions AHSAA religious discrimination; Says legislative fix possible

Last month, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) declined to accommodate Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville, whose...

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Blount County man allowed to keep 'LGBFJB' personalized license plate

  Oneonta native Nathan Kirk will be allowed to keep his personalized tag, which the state of Alabama had initially recalled for "objectionable...

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State Sen. Albritton urges House to consider gambling this year -- 'This needs to be done'

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) is still charging ahead with the package of gambling bills he previewed last month. During an...

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Legislature could consider version of Florida Parental Rights in Education bill, says state senator

The legislature could soon consider a bill that would rein in discussions about sexuality at the earliest levels of public school in...

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State Sen. Marsh: Gaming bill a 'mandate of the people' – 'They want a chance to address this issue'

Once again, the state Senate is considering so-called comprehensive gaming legislation with the intent of creating a framework to regulate...

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State Sen. Orr: Numeracy Act 'has nothing to do with Common Core'

Questions are still swirling about the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), which is a $92 million proposal offered by Education...

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What kind of pistol does Gov. Kay Ivey carry concealed?

Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 (HB272), known as the constitutional carry bill, into law. The legislation, which was...

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U.S. Sen. Shelby celebrates $1.5 trillion omnibus passage with list of spending impacting Alabama

Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund the federal government through September. Among the...

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State Sen. Givhan: Higher threshold intended to slow gambling expansion, not protectionism

One of the questionable provisions in the gambling bills brought by State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) would require a two-thirds...

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State Sen. Barfoot: School choice issue is not going away

Last month, State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) introduced what he deemed to be the "mother of all school choice bills," formally known...

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Dean Odle says Ivey restricting churches during pandemic led him to gubernatorial run

One of the candidates who has made a splash in the 2022 contest for Alabama's GOP gubernatorial nod is Opelika pastor Dean Odle. Odle's...

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State Sen. Livingston blames Biden for higher gas prices, warns of economic fallout

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) is familiar with fuel prices and how they can impact a community's economic standing. Livingston,...

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Ag Commissioner Pate: Alabama farmers to feel impact from Russian invasion of Ukraine

Although the Russia-Ukraine conflict is 5,000 miles away, seemingly on the other side of the globe, it will have an impact in Alabama....

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Tuberville proposal would make Daylight Saving Time permanent

With clocks "springing forward" to observe Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on his colleagues...

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State Sen. Jones seeks to end 'regressive' municipal occupational taxes

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) is seeking to eliminate occupational taxes that exist in more than two dozen Alabama cities. According...

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Eagle Forum's Gerritson: $92M Numeracy Act promotes Common Core math: 'This bill needs to die'

Eagle Forum of Alabama executive director Becky Gerritson warns the $92 million Numeracy Act is not what it is perceived by some to...

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Legislation would prohibit prescribing medical cannabis to pregnant women

Last year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation that would set events in motion to make so-called medical cannabis legal in Alabama....

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State Senate Pro-Tem Reed backs proposal to eliminate Alabama's business privilege tax

With less than half the 2022 legislative session days remaining, there are still some bills on the docket under consideration, including...

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U.S. Rep. Rogers: Ukrainian military trained to use U.S. weaponry against Russian invaders

Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced it was providing $350 million in lethal aid for Ukraine's defense against Russian...

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State Sen. Stutts bill to target Rebuild Alabama Act gas tax automatic increases

State Sen. Larry Stutts' (R-Tuscumbia) Senate Bill 277 (SB277) probably will not make him popular among some of his colleagues in the...

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Education budget focused on 'underperforming' areas, says House ETF chair Danny Garrett

While the proposed record $8.1 billion Education Trust Fund budget has some questioning the state's fiscal priorities, State Rep. Danny...

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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Biden energy policy 'insanity' -- 'We're on the verge of World War III'

As Russia continues its advance within the sovereign territory of Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) is questioning the Biden...

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