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State Rep. Kenneth Paschal introduces veteran funeral service legislation

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) is sponsoring legislation that seeks to identify the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans and outlines their proper and respectful final disposition in a state or national military cemetery.

Casinos switch from electronic to paper bingo, still operating after court ruling

Three casinos in Macon and Lowndes County are still operating after making slight changes despite an Alabama Supreme Court ruling last year that some believed would put casinos in Macon and Lowndes Counties out of business.

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Ivey education budget proposal includes $25 million economic development around Whitewater project

The Montgomery County Commission would receive $25 million for economic development around the Montgomery Whitewater recreation facility under Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed Education Trust Fund supplemental budget this week.

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals orders new trial of Huntsville cop William Darby’s murder verdict

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed and ordered a new trial in a case resulting in a guilty verdict of murder by a former Huntsville cop in Madison Circuit Court in 2021.

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Health care visitation rights bill passes Alabama Senate

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) to establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday.

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Ivey education budget proposal includes $5 million to financially beleaguered World Games

The State of Alabama will send $5 million to the World Games under a proposed budget submitted to the legislature this week by Gov. Kay Ivey.

Birmingham-Southern makes one last push for state bailout

Birmingham-Southern College officials are asking legislators one more time for a $30 million bailout before possibly ceasing operations.

Will Ainsworth
Ainsworth: Tax cuts ‘better policy’ than rebates

Tax cuts are a better policy than one-time tax rebates, according to Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth.

Arthur Orr
Orr files bill requiring ethics commission to disclose exculpatory evidence

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) filed legislation on Tuesday that would require the Alabama Ethics Commission to provide someone allegedly guilty of an ethics or campaign finance violation with exculpatory evidence in their possession before resolving the case or forwarding it to a prosecutor.

Red Tape
Report: Alabama has third-highest licensing burden in nation

Alabama has the third-highest occupational licensing burden in the country, according to a new study.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Photo: Erica Thomas.
Lawsuit between AG Marshall and Alabama Ethics Commission rolls on

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office asked a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge to let a lawsuit against the Alabama Ethics Commission continue last week.

Trump Tuberville
Tuberville on possible Trump arrest – ‘It won't change anything for me'

Various news outlets began reporting late last week that former President Donald Trump would be arrested in the near future over alleged “hush money” payments made during his 2016 campaign for President.

Red Snapper
Feds reduce quota for Alabama’s red snapper season beginning May 26

Alabama state waters and federal waters will open to private and state-licensed charter vessel anglers for red snapper harvest on May 26 albeit with a much lower harvest quota due to the feds, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

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State Rep. Clouse: $1 billion budget for new Elmore County prison ‘sort of a sticker shock’

Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority increased the project price cap on construction of a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.

Outgoing University of Alabama professor: ‘You aren’t allowed to discuss’ DEI policies

University of Alabama assistant Professor Dr. Matthew Wielicki was interviewed on Fox News on Friday morning to discuss a recent survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression that 72% of conservative faculty, 56% of moderate faculty, and even 40% of liberal faculty in American colleges and universities are afraid of losing their jobs or reputations due to their speech. 

Ivey signs Arpa
Ivey signs ARPA, ATF debt repayment bills into law — 'Alabama can now look to a future of greater promise'

Governor Kay Ivey signed two bills to appropriate roughly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and transfer $60 million from the state's General Fund to the Alabama Trust Fund.

Alabama Statehouse
$1 billion ARPA spending legislation passes House, Senate

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed both the House and Senate on Thursday.

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Maximum price tag for Elmore County prison increases a whopping 56% to nearly $1 billion

Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority (ACIFA) increased by over $350 million a project price cap to complete construction of a new prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.

Regions Financial stock declines nearly 7% Wednesday post-California banks collapsing

The stock price of Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp. dropped another 6.9% on Wednesday as the fallout of collapses of two California banks spread across the banking sector.

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House, Senate approve Alabama Trust Fund debt payoff

Both the House and Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday that would transfer funds from the State’s General Fund to repay remaining debt to the Alabama Trust Fund.

Amended $1 billion ARPA funding legislation passes Senate committee

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee on Wednesday.

Alabama House
$1 billion ARPA funding legislation sails through Alabama House 102-3 — Harrison, Mooney, Yarbrough vote against

Legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the State House with minimal opposition on Tuesday.

State Sen. Gudger to re-file health care visitation rights bill in regular session

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) to establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes will be re-filed after the regular session re-starts as early as next week. 

Steve Marshall
AG Marshall intervenes in another Mabel Amos trust fund lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall intervened in another civil lawsuit against trustees of the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund.

Mike Rogers
U.S. Rep. Rogers joins effort to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced on Monday the introduction of legislation that would allow states to decide to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round. 

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Alabama’s unemployment, labor force participation rates remain unchanged in January

The January unemployment rate in Alabama remained unchanged from December at 2.6%, and the labor force participation rate in January also remained unchanged at 56.7%, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Monday.

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State Rep. Simpson on fentanyl mandatory minimum bill: ‘I feel good about its chances’

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) pre-filed legislation in January for the 2023 regular session that adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama.

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