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frozen pipe Alabama News
Deep freeze threatens Selma water supply — 'THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! We must stop as many leaks as possible or we will run out of water'

Selma Mayor James Perkins declared a local state of emergency late Sunday, warning of the possibility the city could run out of water.

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Did Richard Shelby earmark $10 million for his own University of Alabama 'institute'?

Somewhat unnoticed among the estimated $666.4 million in earmarks, as calculated by CQ Roll Call, secured by outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) was a line item for $10 million for the University of Alabama.

Mobile Causeway Alabama News
Jerry Carl secures $3.5M for Mobile Bay Causeway improvement, but still a 'no' vote on omnibus

Long before the I-10 Mobile Bayway opened in 1978, what is known as the Causeway served as the major thoroughfare across the Mobile Bay between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville says $1.7 trillion spending package a 'monstrosity,' Rips $47 billion for Ukraine

Members of Congress now have had more than 24 hours to review the language of a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package with a December 23 deadline fast approaching.

Alabama Media Alabama News
Media meltdown: Alabama's left-leaning press decry Twitter under Elon Musk

Last week, Twitter's Elon Musk suspended several members of the mainstream media for violating Twitter’s policy not to share location information, also known as "doxxing,".

Richard Shelby, Kevin McCarthy Alabama News
Richard Shelby, Kevin McCarthy clash over spending bill

Two GOP heavyweights find themselves at odds as a December 23 deadline looms over a spending package with potentially more than $650 million in earmarks connected to Alabama.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Rep. Barry Moore: Biden administration 'the best business partner the Mexican drug cartel has right now'

Friday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) appeared on NewsNation's "Dan Abrams Live" to defend Republican calls for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' impeachment.

Kudlow Alabama News
Larry Kudlow: Richard Shelby is blowing up his long-time conservative record in his final weeks

Friday, Fox Business Network's Larry Kudlow criticized outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) for the earmarks topping $650 million in his final omnibus before leaving Capitol Hill.

US Capitol Alabama News
Alabama delegation split on omnibus as $656M in Shelby earmarks hang in the balance

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-Tuscaloosa) last hurrah may not work out as he had planned.

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Alabama workforce participation rate continues to struggle as unemployment remains stagnant

On Friday, the Ivey administration's Department of Labor released workforce statistics for November, showing little to no change from October.

Farmer Alabama News
Rep. Gary Palmer recognizes Alabama auto racing legend 'Red' Farmer on U.S. House floor

This week, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) honored a long-time Alabama auto racing legend on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

US Senate Tuberville Tommy Facebook Alabama News
Tuberville predicts Ukraine-Russia conflict 'going to get ugly'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) warns the Ukraine situation will get worse before it gets better.

Palmer720 Alabama News
Palmer blames 'extreme' candidates, D.C. consultants for GOP's underwhelming midterms

Last week's defeat of Georgia Republican nominee Herschel Walker to incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) was emblematic of how the GOP fared in the 2022 midterm election cycle.

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Education budget chair State Sen. Orr says tax rebate, cut both under consideration

Lawmakers are grappling with what to do with a $2.7 billion education budget surplus with the 2023 legislative session around the corner.

Tubs FBN Alabama News
Tuberville warns crypto exchanges could move to other countries if overregulated

The collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange under Samuel Bankman-Fried is sure to draw a response from Congress.

Wind Creek Casino Alabama News
Poarch Creeks still pushing for a 'comprehensive gaming bill'

A new legislature will be seated in 2023, and the leadership of the Poarch Band of Creeks Indians say they are hopeful for another shot at a comprehensive bill.

Ainsworth1210 Alabama News
Will Ainsworth: School choice, teacher pay, student nutrition areas to consider in 2023 for improving public education

In recent weeks, as the 2022 election cycle has wrapped and state government officials look toward 2023, improving public education in Alabama has been named by Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as a top priority.

Terri Sewell Alabama News
Report: Terri Sewell among possible candidates to chair DCCC

Last month's loss for U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) opened one of the top leadership posts among Democrats.

Katie Britt. Alabama News
U.S. Sen.-elect Britt says internal U.S. Senate GOP leadership battle outcome 'is what it is at this point,' but urges unity going forward

Last month, U.S. Senate Republicans for the 118th Congress elected current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to continue leading the Republican caucus in 2023 and beyond.

65at31 Alabama News
State Sen. Chambliss calls I-65 widening between Birmingham, Montgomery 'high priority'; Blames 'left-lane driving' for current capacity issues

The traffic plaguing a stretch of Interstate 65 between Birmingham and Montgomery has been a cause of frustration for regular travelers for decades.

Medicaid Alabama News
House General Fund Budget chair Rex Reynolds: No 'broad expansion' of Medicaid — but 'there are pockets we need to look at'

Despite rumblings suggesting otherwise, incoming House General Fund Budget chairman State Rep. Rex Reynolds (R-Huntsville), who was named to the post last week, said he did not see a "broad expansion" of Medicaid in the near future.

Yarbrough123 Alabama News
Freshman State Rep. Yarbrough says medical freedom, school choice top his list of legislative priorities

In one of his first interviews since winning the election for who will represent House District 7 in the Alabama Legislature, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) said he was sticking to campaign pledges and putting medical freedom and school choice at the top of his list of priorities.

Saban123 Alabama News
Saban says improvement since losses, 3-0 finish make case for Alabama in CFP

Even though Alabama did not play on Saturday, Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban made his way to the office to make a case for his team's participation in the college football playoff set to be announced on Sunday.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott predicts a 'continued push' to unwind the ABC board over time

For years, lawmakers in Montgomery have questioned the role of Alabama's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board in ways ranging from its participation in the wholesale and retail marketplaces to how it enforces existing laws and regulations pertaining to the sale of liquor.

Carl628 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl on January 6: 'What did Pelosi know? Why didn't she put more security out there?'

With the Republicans on the verge of taking charge of the U.S. House of Representatives on the heels of last month's elections, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) says it is not time to close the books on the January 6, 2021 incident just yet.

Shelby Alabama News
Richard Shelby on 2017 vote against Roy Moore: 'I did what I did — I think it made a difference'

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has no regrets about his decision not to support former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in the 2017 U.S. Senate election.

Ledbetter Alabama News
Speaker-designate Ledbetter: 'Serious' gaming bill unlikely in 2023

According to House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), you might want to think twice about betting on the passage of a gaming bill this upcoming legislative session.

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