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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.

PRISON BARS BY Max Kleinen 2 Alabama News
Report: Alabama $725 million prison bond issue facing economic, political headwinds

According to the story from Bloomberg's Amanda Albright and Danielle Moran, underwriters for Alabama's $725 million bond issuance were "short around $200 million of orders on the bond deal."

Carl628 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says Alabama leadership has to 'look at very closely' abortion ban's rape and incest issue

Monday, during a wide-ranging interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "Mobile Mornings," U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) voiced his approval of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton predicts recession coming, says state better prepared now than in 2010

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), the Alabama Senate General Fund Budget Committee chairman, insists a recession is inevitable.

I 10 Bridge Mobile Alabama News
ALDOT unveils I-10 Mobile Bay Bridge proposal featuring $2.50 toll each way, $40 unlimited monthly pass

Friday, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) revealed what it hopes to be a longer-lasting solution to the I-10 Mobile Bay Bridge problem.

Oliver Alabama News
State Rep. Oliver says SD27 coin toss decision 'an insult' to the Alabama Senate, voters

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Rep. Ed Oliver called on ALGOP chair John Wahl to forgo guidance from the steering committee and exercise his power under state law to decide best for Republican voters.

Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Aderholt proclaims Dobbs decision 'a great day for America'

Since assuming congressional office in 1997, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has been consistent in making the pro-life agenda a priority.

John Merrill Alabama News
Secretary of State Merrill says HD2 ballot snafu 'still under investigation'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama's top election official, acknowledged problems in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary but said the dispute was "still under investigation."

Elliott625 Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says 'no need' to tweak 2019 abortion ban – 'It's settled in Alabama'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) reminded listeners the debate before the passage of the 2019 law was thorough and noted the Alabama Constitution, amended by a vote of the public, reflected that law.

Tubs Shelby623 Alabama News
Shelby, Tuberville slam U.S. Senate gun bill – 'Legislation raises serious constitutional concerns'

Alabama's two members, U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) were not among the 15 Republicans who voted with the Democrats on a so-called gun safety bill passed by the Senate on Thursday.

Buttram Britt Alabama News
Katie Britt pledges to make earning Mo Brooks voters' support 'a priority'

Fresh off of her Republican primary election runoff victory earlier in the week, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt laid out her strategy going forward to November for her general election match-up against Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Will Boyd.

Tuberville623a Alabama News
Tuberville rips NCAA over Title IX, transgender athletes – 'They won't take a side'

Wednesday, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) took to the nationally syndicated "Rick & Bubba Show" to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Title IX, which he credits for the expansion of female sports at the grade school and collegiate levels.

Butler Alabama News
Third-place HD2 GOP primary candidate's attorney notifies apparent nominee Ben Harrison of formal challenge

Bryan Taylor, the attorney for Kimberly Butler, the third-place finisher in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary, formally notified apparent nominee former Limestone County Commissioner Ben Harrison of a challenge to the outcome in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Whatley623 Alabama News
Whatley 'disturbed' by Democrat claim of swaying GOP primary outcome in NY Times; Says 422 Dem voters crossed over in SD27

State Sen. Whatley criticized a New York Times op-ed and claimed 422 voters who participated in "multiple" Democratic primaries voted in last month's SD27 Republican Party primary.

Statehouse Alabama News
Eight legislative highlights from Tuesday's runoff results

The unfinished business of legislative races, carried over from both parties' primaries last month, was scattered throughout Alabama on Tuesday.

Aderholt622 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Aderholt says 'doing everything we can' to bring captured Alabamians back from Ukraine

Monday, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) appeared on Newsmax TV's "Rob Schmitt Tonight" to offer viewers an update on Andy Huynh and Alexander Drueke, two U.S. veterans from Alabama captured by Russian forces.

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