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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.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch AP Photo by Rogelio V Solis Alabama News
Mississippi AG Fitch credits Alabama pro-life officials with assist on Dobbs ruling

Fitch thanked several high-profile Alabama officials for their help on the case, including Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall urges legislature to move to ensure 'good time' credit used to incentivize good behavior, not given blanketly

In the wake of the shooting death of Bibb County Deputy Sheriff Brad Johnson, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has urged the Alabama Legislature to reevaluate the state's so-called Correctional Incentive Time laws, also called "good time."

Grocery Alabama News
Alabama Democrats chase tax cut mantle with calls to repeal state tax on groceries

In what is probably best described as a hopeless election cycle for Democrats in Alabama, some are trying their best to fill a void in this state that is a traditional Republican issue – tax relief.

Meadows Alabama News
State Rep. Meadows 'optimistic' about school choice's future in the new quadrennium

Despite the challenges that lie ahead, State Rep. Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery) is optimistic about the prospects of school choice in the upcoming quadrennium.

Rucker Alabama News
Renaming Ft. Rucker to cost estimated $1.5 million, says Naming Commission report

On Monday, the Naming Commission released its first report, which focuses specifically on recommending new U.S. Army base names for bases currently named for Confederate officers to Congress. In total, the anticipated price tag is $21 million to rename nine bases.

Brooks1 Alabama News
Mo Brooks says no 'strong reaction' to Trump raid – 'Don't have enough information'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he did not have a strong reaction to the raid, unlike many of his Republican colleagues.

I 10 Bridge Mobile Alabama News
Santa Rosa County, Florida Commissioners decry ALDOT-proposed I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Toll

Florida has weighed in on a $2.7 billion I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway proposal unveiled by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) last year.

Legislators Alabama News
Four State House conservatives to watch in 2023, according to State Rep. Sorrell

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Sorrell named his list of conservative “who to watch” for the next quadrennium.

Carl628 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says hiring 87,000 additional IRS agents makes him a 'nervous wreck' – 'Folks need to be worried'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Monday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said that aspects of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act made him "nauseated," and he warned Americans needed "to be worried."

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