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Harrison Butler Alabama News
Kimberly Butler challenge denied in HD2; Ben Harrison declared GOP nominee

On Tuesday, the Alabama Republican Party steering committee opted not to accept a challenge from Republican House District 2 hopeful Kimberly Butler, citing a late filing fee as the justification for the decision.

Kennon Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon reacts to 'abortion ship' – 'Time for pro-life people to say that ain't going to happen, lady'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he vehemently opposes such an effort off the coast of his city.

Moore639 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore urges other states to adopt Alabama-style occupational license reciprocity for military families

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore suggests California and other states adopt the license reciprocity guarantee offered in Alabama to help ease high military spousal unemployment levels.

Town Alabama News
Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town says 'floating abortion clinic' still illegal – 'Getting cute with the law is going to fail'

A $20 million proposal to put an abortion clinic off the coast of Alabama in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will not work, according to former U.S. Attorney Jay Town.

Gas pump Erica Thomas Alabama News
Alabama gas prices among nation's lowest but still in record-high territory

According to statistics compiled by AAA, the average statewide price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $4.257, way down from the June average price of $4.632 a gallon.

Elliott625 Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey, ADOC commissioner to 'drive,' get Alabama prison system 'out of the ditch'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) discussed the problems with Alabama's corrections system and called on Gov. Kay Ivey and ADOC commissioner John Hamm to follow up on the legislature's actions and to get the system "out of the ditch."

Hogan Alabama News
Maryland Gov. Hogan cites Kay Ivey primary victory as example of Trump's 'diminishing' influence

Governor Kay Ivey got a peculiar shoutout during Sunday's broadcast of NBC's "Meet the Press."

Marker Alabama News
Mobile County Community Remembrance Project, local officials spar over lynching historical marker

On Saturday, the Mobile County Community Remembrance Project (MCCR), in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, was set to formally unveil a historical marker in downtown Mobile erected by the City of Mobile.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr suggests 'second look' at 2019 abortion ban but says law ultimately up to constituents

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), who is an attorney, said the legislature would have to take a "second look" at the law.

Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer says Biden administration 'very disingenuous' with claims of issuing oil and gas permits

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) acknowledged the Biden administration's issuances of oil and gas leases but explained they came with onerous requirements.

Scofield Alabama News
State Senate Majority Leader Scofield downplays ARPA special session possibility – 'Not sure that there’s a whole lot of rush'

During an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Yaffee Program," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) argued there was no urgency for a special session before the 2023 regular session.

Katie Britt 2 AP Photo by Butch Dill Alabama News
Katie Britt credits ALFA endorsement as 'integral part' of winning GOP nod

One of Alabama U.S. Senate Republican nominee Katie Britt's first major endorsements came from the Alabama Farmers Federation's (ALFA) FarmPAC.

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl calls for closed primaries, county voter mapping software requirements in wake of controversial primary season

During an interview with Rightside Radio host Phil Williams on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said his two main takeaways from the rocky primary campaign season were the need for a closed primary system and a requirement that all of Alabama's 67 counties have a uniform mapping software.

Risner Alabama News
Nick Risner Act keeping dangerous felons incarcerated now law in Alabama

Earlier this year, the Alabama Legislature passed and Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Sgt. Nick Risner Act (HB143), into law.

Stetson Alabama News
Alabama Planned Parenthood director foretells a 'political reckoning' over state's abortion ban

During last week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Stephen Stetson, the director of Planned Parenthood Alabama, warned there would be consequences for Alabama in proceeding with its abortion ban under the 2019 Human Life Protection Act.

Parnell Alabama News
ALFA's Parnell warns Alabama farmers 'need to make a bumper crop' to compensate for high energy costs

High energy prices across the board will make 2022 a challenging year for Alabama's farmers, according to Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) president and CEO Jimmy Parnell.

David Bronner1 Alabama News
RSA's Bronner blames market crash on COVID overspending, global turmoil

David Bronner, who has headed the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), the state employee pension fund now valued at $50 billion since 1973, says turmoil in the financial markets can be primarily blamed on two phenomena: inflation caused by government overspending in response to COVID-19 and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Poole Alabama News
State Finance Director Bill Poole says anti-prison protests not a 'significant factor' in bond sale

State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.

Hovey Alabama News
SD27 GOP primary runoff victor Jay Hovey pledges a 'low-key, common-sense style of representation'

It's now official. Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey has pulled off the biggest upset of the primary cycle in unseating three-term incumbent State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) despite being outspent 12-to-1.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says Alabamians 'shouldn't have to pay a toll' for proposed new Mobile Bay I-10 bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), whose State Senate District 32 is adjacent to the proposed bridge's path, called the proposal "improved" from the failed 2019 plan during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Friday.

Whatley623 Alabama News
Whatley bows out of disputed SD27 GOP primary

Friday, just before the Alabama Republican Party's steering committee was set to reconvene to consider the disputed Senate District 27 Republican primary contest outcome between State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) and Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey, Whatley formally announced he was dropping his challenge.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says he is 'not in the mood to send any more money' to Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) reacts to Biden's latest pledge to Ukraine during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show."

Stadthagen Alabama News
State Rep. Stadthagen defiant against Biden administration threats to school lunches over transgender agenda

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a memo warning that some nutrition benefits, including assistance for school lunches, could be threatened if states did not reverse course on the types of actions that the legislature had taken. State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) responds.

Vote Alabama News
Attorney for voter in disputed SD27 race threatens federal lawsuit

During an appearance on "Rightside Radio" broadcasted on Huntsville's WVNN on Thursday, Bryan Taylor, legal counsel for Patsy Kenney, the so-called non-registered voter in the disputed Senate District 27 outcome, said his client was considering legal action if her vote winds up being rejected.

Moore639 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore joins effort calling on USDA to rescind directive tying school lunches to Biden transgender agenda

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) joined 13 Republican House colleagues in a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for the USDA to rescind the policy.

AL AG Marshall Steve AP Photo by J Scott Applewhite Alabama News
AG Steve Marshall calls past week a 'seminal moment' for the conservative legal movement

During an appearance on "Rightside Radio" on Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall told host Phil Williams that last week had been a "seminal moment" for the conservative legal movement.

Collins510 Alabama News
State Rep. Collins calls for state to be more proactive in adoption process in wake of abortion ban

State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the chief sponsor of the 2019 Human Life Protection Act, suggests the state improve upon its existing adoption resources and protocol.

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