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Statehouse Alabama News
PRICE Act school choice bill up in Senate Education Budget Committee on Wednesday

The PRICE Act sponsored by State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) is on the agenda for the Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday.

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Bill creating $185 million K-12 grant program administered by Lt. Governor’s office passes Senate

The Senate unanimously approved legislation establishing a new K-12 Capital Grant Program administered by the Lieutenant Governor's Office that would "provide grants to eligible school systems to assist with capital projects, deferred maintenance, or technology needs" on Thursday.

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Pringle ends hold on 21 ALDOT contracts

House Pro-Tempore Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) said on Friday he’d dropped holds he’d placed on 21 transportation contracts on Thursday. 

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House Pro-Tem Pringle: ALDOT director John Cooper is a ‘tyrant’

State Rep. Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) called Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Director John Cooper a ‘tyrant’ and placed a hold on 21 transportation contracts on Thursday.

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Education supplemental budget passes State Senate with $100 tax rebates

The Senate passed an amended supplemental education budget on Thursday that included a $100 tax rebate for Alabama taxpayers.

Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
‘Distressed’ Birmingham-Southern college loan bill passes Senate

The Senate passed legislation on Thursday creating a “revolving loan” program for distressed colleges in Alabama.

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Transgender college athletics ban passes Senate

Legislation banning college athletes from participating in sports that do not correspond to their biological sex passed the Alabama Senate on Wednesday.

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Amended education budget advances minus Montgomery Whitewater Park, World Games appropriations

Members of the Finance and Taxation Senate Committee passed an amended supplemental education budget that didn’t include some controversial projects in Gov. Kay Ivey’s budget proposal on Wednesday. 

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‘Divisive concepts’ legislation advances in State Senate

A bill banning the teaching of "divisive concepts" in Alabama schools and universities has passed a Senate State Governmental Affairs Committee on partisan lines on Wednesday.

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Bill changing how State Health Officer is appointed has been ‘gutted,’ Givhan says

State Sen. Sam Givhan's (R-Huntsville) bill to make the state health officer an appointed position by the Governor has been “gutted,” he said, by “key figures” in the legislature.

Stutts Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts: ‘Absolutely, there’s time’ left to pass PRICE Act

Despite a setback last week, there’s still time to pass major school choice legislation in the current legislative session, according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).

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Alabama State Auditor Sorrell calls new Biden FHA mortgage rule ‘middle-class tax hike’

A new Federal Housing Finance Agency policy that changes the fee structure mortgage borrowers pay based on their credit score is a “middle-class tax hike that will unfairly cost American families millions upon millions of dollars,” according to a letter by State Auditor Andrew Sorrell and 33 other state financial officers.

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Alabama ranked 30th in business climate survey of CEOs

Alabama has the 30th best overall state business climate, according to a recent survey of hundreds of CEOs and owners from across the country.

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State Sen. Jones: Grocery tax cut bill to get ‘moving as quickly as we can’

A new grocery tax cut proposal by State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) was introduced late last week with the entire Senate signed on as co-sponsors.

David Cole Alabama News
State Rep. Cole to be deposed at State House on election residency questions

Freshman State Rep. David Cole (R-Madison) will be deposed in the Alabama State House on May 17 in a lawsuit alleging he didn’t fulfill residency requirements to serve in the role. 

Shelby Alabama News
Former U.S. Sen. Shelby receives CAGW's 'Whole Hog' award for securing $666 million in earmarks

Retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) received the “The Whole Hog Award” from Citizens Against Government Waste for 18 earmarks costing $666.4 million, the most of any member of Congress in the current fiscal year.

South Alabama News
State Rep. South resigning seat to head up Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

State Rep. Kyle South (R-Fayette) is resigning his House seat to accept a position as the president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

Grocery Tax Alabama News
Proposed grocery tax bill would cut state rate by 2% — ‘Our goal is to get rid of the whole thing’

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation Thursday that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries in half over time.

Vehicleregistration Alabama News
County officials warn about state ‘take over’ of vehicle registration system

Legislation by State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) would confirm that state law prohibits centralized motor vehicle registration by any state agency.

Shoplifting Alabama News
Anti-shoplifting bill passes Senate committee

Legislation that creates new crime categories and penalties specifically for retail theft and organized retail theft passed the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday. 

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House Minority Leader Daniels: More discussion on grocery tax elimination ‘since I’ve been in the legislature’

There’s been more “serious conversations” about eliminating the state sales tax on groceries than “any year since I’ve been in the Legislature,” according to House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

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Poll: Strong majority of Alabama voters want school choice

The majority of Alabama voters want school choice, according to a recent poll by the Alabama Republican Party.

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) Alabama News
Moore, Tuberville ranked as most conservative members of Alabama delegation in 2022 by CPAC

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) had the most conservative voting record in Alabama’s Congressional delegation in 2022, according to a report by the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) released on Monday.

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Alabama Ethics Commission director Tom Albritton asks court to dismiss trust fund case

A Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge should dismiss a lawsuit against the trustee and board members of the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund, according to a filing by a defense attorney for Alabama Ethics Commission Director Tom Albritton on Thursday.

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‘Bo Bikes Bama’ raises nearly $2.5 million for Alabama tornado victims

About 950 cyclists in Auburn and at home took part in the annual “Bo Bikes Bama” ride for victims of natural disasters in Alabama on Saturday.

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Arkansas Gov. Sanders mocks Bud Light by selling Kay Ivey ‘real women of politics’ koozies

If you’ve always dreamed about drinking a cold beverage with a Gov. Kay Ivey koozie in hand, you’re in luck.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Arthur Orr: 'I smell a rat' on tourism incentives

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said he can “smell a rat” on why new tourism incentives were attached to legislation re-authorizing the Alabama Jobs Act.

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