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What kind of pistol does Gov. Kay Ivey carry concealed?

Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 (HB272), known as the constitutional carry bill, into law. The legislation, which was...

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State Sen. Orr: Numeracy Act 'has nothing to do with Common Core'

Questions are still swirling about the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), which is a $92 million proposal offered by Education...

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U.S. Sen. Shelby celebrates $1.5 trillion omnibus passage with list of spending impacting Alabama

Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund the federal government through September. Among the...

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State Sen. Givhan: Higher threshold intended to slow gambling expansion, not protectionism

One of the questionable provisions in the gambling bills brought by State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) would require a two-thirds...

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State Sen. Barfoot: School choice issue is not going away

Last month, State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) introduced what he deemed to be the "mother of all school choice bills," formally known...

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Dean Odle says Ivey restricting churches during pandemic led him to gubernatorial run

One of the candidates who has made a splash in the 2022 contest for Alabama's GOP gubernatorial nod is Opelika pastor Dean Odle. Odle's...

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State Sen. Livingston blames Biden for higher gas prices, warns of economic fallout

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) is familiar with fuel prices and how they can impact a community's economic standing. Livingston,...

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Ag Commissioner Pate: Alabama farmers to feel impact from Russian invasion of Ukraine

Although the Russia-Ukraine conflict is 5,000 miles away, seemingly on the other side of the globe, it will have an impact in Alabama....

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Tuberville proposal would make Daylight Saving Time permanent

With clocks "springing forward" to observe Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on his colleagues...

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State Sen. Jones seeks to end 'regressive' municipal occupational taxes

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) is seeking to eliminate occupational taxes that exist in more than two dozen Alabama cities. According...

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Eagle Forum's Gerritson: $92M Numeracy Act promotes Common Core math: 'This bill needs to die'

Eagle Forum of Alabama executive director Becky Gerritson warns the $92 million Numeracy Act is not what it is perceived by some to...

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Legislation would prohibit prescribing medical cannabis to pregnant women

Last year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation that would set events in motion to make so-called medical cannabis legal in Alabama....

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State Senate Pro-Tem Reed backs proposal to eliminate Alabama's business privilege tax

With less than half the 2022 legislative session days remaining, there are still some bills on the docket under consideration, including...

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U.S. Rep. Rogers: Ukrainian military trained to use U.S. weaponry against Russian invaders

Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced it was providing $350 million in lethal aid for Ukraine's defense against Russian...

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State Sen. Stutts bill to target Rebuild Alabama Act gas tax automatic increases

State Sen. Larry Stutts' (R-Tuscumbia) Senate Bill 277 (SB277) probably will not make him popular among some of his colleagues in the...

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Education budget focused on 'underperforming' areas, says House ETF chair Danny Garrett

While the proposed record $8.1 billion Education Trust Fund budget has some questioning the state's fiscal priorities, State Rep. Danny...

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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Biden energy policy 'insanity' -- 'We're on the verge of World War III'

As Russia continues its advance within the sovereign territory of Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) is questioning the Biden...

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State Ed. Superintendent Mackey downplays retention element in Literacy Act -- 'A tiny piece'

The Alabama Literacy Act, passed in 2019, has been one of the more controversial issues thus far during the 2022 legislative session....

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt praises Joe Manchin for holding strong against Build Back Better

Could Build Back Better make a comeback before the 2022 midterm elections? According to U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), it...

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Tuberville: 'Not one American' better off today than they were a year ago because of Biden

It was former President Ronald Reagan, who as the 1980 Republican Party presidential nominee dealt the knockout blow against then-President...

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State Rep. Brown: Numeracy Act passage possible this session

While the Alabama Legislature is still grappling with how it will handle the retention component of the 2019 Literacy Act, some Republican...

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Listen: Ray Melick on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 discusses governor's race, school choice, gambling

Tuesday, 1819 News' Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick appeared on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show." Melick and host Jeff...

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U.S. Rep. Carl on Ukraine response: Biden does not know how to play offense, stays on defense

On Saturday, the Biden administration announced the approval of $350 million in military aid for Ukraine to help ward off the Russian...

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Literacy Act retention component delay future uncertain, says State Rep. Collins

Uncertainty shrouds the future of the Literacy Act's retention component, according to State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur). Collins,...

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State Sen. Elliott stresses ARPA funding oversight in wake of Prichard Water Board scandal

Gucci and Louis Vuitton handbags, Nike sneakers, firearms and various other luxury items were among the $200,000 in goods seized from...

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Meadows: ‘Our school system statewide is not doing the job that we are paying for them to do'

While much good has come from Republican control of the Alabama government, which began in 2011, one area that continues to dog Republicans...

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Mo Brooks blames Katie Britt, Richard Shelby for border wall construction failure

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) is continuing his campaign offensive against one of his opponents, former Business Council of Alabama...

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