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Boozer88 Alabama News
State Treasurer: Alabama's treasury fund at $10.6 billion, up from $3.6 billion in 2019

The State of Alabama's coffers are flush with cash, at least for now.

AL Senate Orr Arthur Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says Alabama, Auburn fight against the legislature on the horizon over school autonomy

According to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), chairman of the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee, Auburn University and the University of Alabama could be working to oppose the legislature's authority over the two schools.

Ward Alabama News
Pardons and Paroles Bureau's Ward vows 'more intense monitoring' for high-risk individuals in new statewide program

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles announced Thursday it was beginning preparations to implement a new statewide electronic monitoring program, which according to a press release, will be capable of monitoring "up to 4,000 people per year" starting in January.

Merrill66 Alabama News
Alabama Secretary of State Merrill calls on legislature to follow wishes of parties on closed primary question

Next week, the Alabama Republican Party executive committee will likely consider a motion to recommend the Alabama Legislature institute a closed primary system to determine the political parties' nominees for future general election nominations,

Harris 1 Alabama News
Alabama World War II, Korea and Vietnam veteran Sara Narcissa Harris celebrates 102nd birthday

In 1920, the passage of the 18th Amendment ushered in Prohibition. Soon thereafter, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. It was also the year Sara Narcissa Harris was born in Wilcox County's Possum Bend.

Tuberville84 Alabama News
Tuberville says Saban has called him, Manchin 'several times' with NIL concerns

During an appearance on Paul Finebaum's nationally syndicated radio show, also simulcasted on the SEC Network, Sen. Tommy Tuberville responded to Finebaum's suggestion that he and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) were working on behalf of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville hammers transgender agenda in education – 'Total degradation of our country,' 'Good versus evil'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has made the defense of Title IX one of his priorities early in his tenure in the Senate.

Cavanaugh Alabama News
PSC president Twinkle Cavanaugh blames Biden war on fossil fuels for higher fuel costs, utility rates

Alabama Power Company customers will see an increase in their power bills starting this month, which according to the utility, fuel costs are to blame for the increase.

Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers says 'biggest threat' from China is its presence in our supply chain

During a Fox News Channel appearance, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), who serves as the ranking member on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, weighed in on an ambitious Communist China as a threat to the United States.

Medicaid Alabama News
Fmr State Sen. Pittman warns Medicaid expansion will force state into proration

There is a real possibility later in the year and into early 2023 that Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature could move to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alabama, which would come at a considerable cost to state budgets.

Hyundai Alabama Alabama News
Hyundai made overtures for ‘equality, equity and social justice’ before child labor allegations

“Let’s not waste this historic moment,” the lead sentence in a Hyundai Motor America release said, dated June 19, 2020, marking the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth.

Stone Alabama News
BCA head reacts to populism; says employers have rights, business community needs to be heard

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" this week, Business Council of Alabama interim executive director Robin Stone was asked to react to a "populist" sentiment that is sometimes at odds with the business community.

Marshall FNC Alabama News
AG Marshall blasts Biden administration for 'holding children hostage' to force gender ideology

Saturday, Attorney General Steve Marshall appeared on FNC's "Fox & Friends" to voice his protest over the Biden administration's use of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's school lunch program to advance its gender identity agenda.

Drueke Alabama News
Russian prisoner and Tuscaloosa native Alex Drueke 'stronger and healthier' says mother

Bunny Drueke, the mother of Alex Drueke, a Tuscaloosa U.S. Army veteran who went to Ukraine to fight against the Russian invasion before being captured, said her son sounded better after receiving a phone call from him a day earlier during an interview with Newsmax TV's Greta van Susteren.

Shelby Alabama News
Shelby heads into retirement as Citizens Against Government Waste's 'Prince of Pork'

Leading the way on earmarks was Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), the ranking member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, who also has a long legacy of bringing home the bacon.

Siegelman Alabama News
Fmr Gov. Siegelman urges Alabama Democrats to focus on issues, not campaign on Donald Trump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former Gov. Don Siegelman weighed in on the Democratic Party's current challenges to be relevant in Alabama.

Livingston729 Alabama News
State Sen. Livingston warns 'good possibility' gas tax holiday would not be reflected at the pump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) explained how Georgia was able to offer a break from fuel taxes. However, he also argued that if Alabama were to follow suit, those savings might not be realized by the consumer.

I 10 Bridge Mobile Alabama News
Local officials green-light I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway proposal

The Mobile and Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) unanimously approved moving forward with a $2.7 billion Mobile River Bridge and Bayway proposal unveiled by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) in June.

AL State House Ashley Carter Alabama News
House General Fund budget chair rules out ARPA-based tax break; says relief could come from education budget

According to State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), tax relief will not likely be a part of the ARPA appropriations but could come from other sources.

Britt Katie U S Senate Candidate Photo by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Britt rips Biden White House for effort to redefine recession; blames policies for 'kitchen table crisis'

In comments given to 1819 News, Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt criticized the Biden administration for its response to a possible recession and blamed it for the inflationary woes plaguing the U.S. economy.

Rogers Brooks Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Reps. Rogers, Brooks, Aderholt press DefSec Austin on Communist China's efforts to infiltrate U.S. colleges

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), along with Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier this week inquiring why federal funds were going to schools with alleged connections to the Communist Chinese government.

Sessions Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions eyes eliminating business personal property tax

If State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) has his way, he would completely eliminate the business personal property tax.

File a486f00a 963c 4860 b397 5ca0dbd86e4a Alabama News
Inflation hitting Moulton's Red Land Cotton with higher cotton, fuel prices

During an interview that aired Monday on Newsmax TV, Red Land Cotton's Anna Brakefield explained how inflation has made it more expensive for Red Land Cotton to do business.

Birmingham725 Alabama News
Birmingham at top of list of U.S. cities cheaper to buy than rent

According to Realtors.com's monthly report for June out last week, Birmingham is second to Pittsburgh, Pa., where the monthly median rent is significantly higher than the cost to buy a home on a percentage basis.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl: Biden visit with Saudi prince 'embarrassing'

The freshman congressman called it "embarrassing" and referenced accusations from Biden and his allies that the Saudi prince was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Ward Alabama News
Pardons & Paroles Director Ward insists new electronic monitoring regime will enhance public safety

Cam Ward, the director of the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, acknowledged there were some blatant lapses in protocol regarding released inmates but said the legislature had offered his agency a tool to prevent some of these incidents in the future.

Hyundai Motors Montgomery Alabama News
Report: Hyundai supplier used child labor at Luverne facility

A report from Reuters on Friday claimed SMART Alabama LLC, a supplier with a manufacturing facility in Luverne, had used child labor in the past.

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