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Carl628 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl blasts FBI for Mar-a-Lago raid — 'I think the president, I think his wife, I think this country deserves an apology'

During a Saturday appearance on Newsmax TV, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) criticized the FBI for its handling of a raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla. earlier this month.

Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris: Alabama had more deaths than births for two consecutive years

Could Alabama suffer from a demographic crunch in the coming years?

BBE1 Alabama News
North Baldwin Beach Expressway still on the table, says State Sen. Elliott

Local officials would like the existing route extended north, passing east of Bay Minette and beginning at Interstate 65, near the Baldwin County mega site.

Ledbetter Alabama News
House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: Medicaid expansion, escalating cost 'scares me'

Health care continues to be a concern for state policymakers as the 2023 legislative session approaches.

Birmingham Mayor Woodfin Randall Alabama News
Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Water Works 'mismanagement' is 'absolutely unacceptable'

Thursday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter to condemn the latest news out of the beleaguered Birmingham Water Works.

Barry Moore meets a soldier Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore: End the military vaccine mandate

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) joined a letter with nine of his congressional colleagues calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to end the military's vaccine mandate.

US House of Rep Aderholt Robert Facebook Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Aderholt: Biden administration 'really did Republicans a favor' with Trump Mar-a-Lago raid

While history is still sorting out what the long-term implications of that raid are for the country, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) said politically, it has been a net positive for Republicans.

Ivey824 Alabama News
Ivey bats down health questions — 'I just wish y'all in the media would get past all this nonsense'

Governor Kay Ivey continues to insist that the media are overplaying concerns about her health.

22146 tg huntsville exterior night Alabama News
Topgolf likely to receive $2.5 million in incentives from Mobile city, county governments

Earlier this week, the Mobile County Commission voted 2-1 to approve $1.25 million incentives for Topgolf, a Texas-based company with its designs to build one of its facilities, similar to the locations in Birmingham and Huntsville, in Mobile near the intersection of Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 90.

Thoms822 Alabama News
Business owner flees lawless California Bay Area for Muscle Shoals — 'Definitely not afraid to put people in jail' in Alabama

As parts of California have deteriorated into lawlessness, Derek Thoms, who owns a chain of laundromats in the San Francisco Bay Area, has moved him and his family to Muscle Shoals.

Ivey822 Alabama News
Ivey addresses health rumors — 'Seems like some of you just want to will these rumors into being'

Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey made her first public appearance following the circulation of "rumors" that she had been experiencing health issues.

AL Lt Governor Ainsworth Will AP Photo by Mallory Moench Alabama News
Ainsworth: Economic incentives not 'corporate welfare'; Says impact could mean tax cuts, positive trickle-down effect

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth, who chairs the economic incentives study committee, insists the economic benefits are a net positive for the state and should not be dismissed as corporate welfare.

Vulcan Park visitvulcan com Alabama News
10 other ways Birmingham could have used the $75 million spent for the World Games

The price tag for the 2022 World Games is estimated to be in the ballpark of $75 million when it is all said and done.

AL House of Rep Garrett Danny Facebook Alabama News
State Rep. Garrett says low labor participation rate an issue — 'I've almost gotten to the point where I ignore the unemployment rate'

Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey's administration announced a low 2.6% unemployment rate, with the Governor touting her administration's efforts to keep the rate low.

Rick Alabama News
Rick & Bubba's Burgess stresses importance of men's ministry – 'You cannot reach and disciple men if you keep talking to us like we're women and children'

'Men and women are equal but they're not the same'

Jimmy Blake - campaign photo Alabama News
Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Blake calls State Sen. Orr tax rebate proposal 'absurd and an insult'
Rick Bubba Alabama News
Rick & Bubba's Bussey: Why does the power company need lobbyists?

During a wide-ranging conversation with "1819 News The Podcast" host and 1819 Media president Bryan Dawson, Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" Bussey, co-hosts of the "Rick & Bubba Show' weighed in the current political environment in Alabama.

Roy Moore Alabama News
Roy Moore lauds $8.2M verdict, rips press for not getting the truth out

Last week, a federal court jury awarded former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages after determining a super PAC defamed him in a television ad during his unsuccessful 2017 U.S. Senate bid.

AP644774718264 Alabama News
Bentley rips lawmakers for Medicaid expansion opposition, dismisses proration threat

Former Gov. Robert Bentley was a one-time Medicaid expansion opponent. However, since leaving office in 2017, Bentley has changed his stance.

Merrill66 Alabama News
John Merrill: Closed primary system will reduce voter turnout

According to Secretary of State John Merrill, if the Alabama Legislature follows the recommendations of the Alabama Republican Party executive committee to institute a closed primary system, it could hurt voter participation.

GOPKKK Alabama News
Defiant Lawrence County GOP chairman will not resign school board post in wake of KKK GOP elephant 'mistake'

Lawrence County School Board member Shanon Terry, also the chairman of the Lawrence County GOP, released a statement Thursday morning pushing back against calls for his resignation for what he had called a "mistake."

AL Senate Orr Arthur Alabama News
Orr proposes 'significant' rebates for those who paid state income taxes – 'We conservatives need to send money back'

Earlier this week, State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Trust Fund chairman, floated the possibility of lawmakers offering a tax rebate in the upcoming year, given the current budgetary surplus of state government.

Matrix Alabama News
Lagniappe's Rob Holbert: Matrix-Canopy lawsuit exposing 'underbelly' of Alabama politics

Last week, a report from Mobile-based newspaper Lagniappe revealed a new twist in the ongoing legal saga between political consulting groups Matrix LLC and Canopy Partners based on legal filings last week.

Reynolds Alabama News
Public Intoxication charge dropped against Mobile City Councilman Ben Reynolds

Monday, Baldwin County District Judge Michelle Thomason signed off on Baldwin County District Attorney Bob Wilters decision to dismiss a public intoxication charge against Mobile City Councilman Ben Reynolds. 

Daniels Alabama News
House Minority Leader Daniels: 'Look for the Democratic Party to be back in charge in about 20 years' with closed primaries

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Daniels said he was opposed to a closed primary system.

Elliott Chambliss Alabama News
Medicaid expansion unlikely, say Chambliss, Elliott – 'Absolutely not happening on my watch'

Two members of the Alabama Senate are very bearish on the prospects of any effort gaining legislative approval.

IMG 2590 Alabama News
ALGOP executive committee overwhelmingly approves closed primary resolution

MONTGOMERY – By an overwhelming 81%-to-19% margin, the Alabama Republican Party executive committee voted to approve a resolution calling for party registration and closed primary elections.

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