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ABC Board Alabama News
ABC continues on with new warehouse, central office bidding process

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced in August it was seeking a new warehouse and central office for its operations. 

State Sen. Elliott to bring bill consolidating licensing boards again in 2024

Legislation that would place many state occupational licensing boards under one state office will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
Legislators delay all ALDOT contracts over U.S. Highway 43 expansion fight

Two legislators on opposite sides of an ongoing battle over the future of the West Alabama Corridor project delayed all Alabama Department of Transportation contracts being considered at a committee meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Rayfrench Alabama News
Cannabis companies suing AMCC prepare for a potential third round of license awards — 'There’s a good hope that it’s going to be done differently than it’s been done before'

It appears that there will be no resolution to the ongoing legal saga between the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) and companies that weren’t awarded a license in previous commission meetings over the summer.

Christianflag Alabama News
Montgomery City Council delays American Christian Heritage Month resolution

They were for it. Then they reconsidered it. Then they delayed a vote on declaring September as American Christian Heritage Month until their next meeting in two weeks.

Auburn University Alabama News
Auburn second in 2024 national free speech rankings

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and College Pulse released the fourth annual College Free Speech Rankings, ranking the free speech cultures of 248 of America’s largest and most prestigious campuses in order from best (Michigan Technological University) to worst (Harvard University) on Tuesday.

IMG 3866 Alabama News
West Alabama mayors defend West Alabama Corridor project

Amidst concerns from some state officials over projected costs, multiple West Alabama mayors met in Thomasville to argue for the value of the West Alabama Corridor on Tuesday.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Alabama AG Steve Marshall plans to appeal redistricting ruling to SCOTUS

The state of Alabama announced on Tuesday they plan to soon appeal a recent Allen v. Milligan ruling handed down in federal court to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Greglowery Alabama News
Former Democrat-turned-Republican candidate in HD16 special election kicked off ballot: 'Voters just had their right to choose taken away'

Greg Lowery, a candidate in the Republican primary for the House District 16 special election, was removed from the ballot by the Alabama Republican Party last week.

Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth: New K-12 grant program open for applications

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced on Tuesday that the application process for a new $179 million grant program for K-12 public schools across the state is open. 

Gas Station Alabama News
State gas tax rate set to increase on Oct. 1

Drivers in Alabama will pay more when filling up at the pump starting next month. 

Unemployment Help Wanted Workers employment jobs Alabama News
Workforce board approves $33.6M in federal funds for job training programs

The Alabama Workforce Development Board approved more than $33.6 million recently for job search and skills training programs.

Riverboat brawl Alabama News
Five suspects in viral Montgomery Riverboat brawl plead not guilty

Five suspects arrested due to a brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park that got national media coverage in August plead not guilty this week.

Walmart Alabama News
Keep Receipts: Walmart double charges some shoppers with new and old grocery tax rate in Alabama on Friday

Shoppers at grocery stores in Alabama began receiving a one-cent reduction in the state sales tax on groceries beginning on Friday.

Cancommission Alabama News
Medical Cannabis Commission license rollout delayed again

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) voted on Thursday to impose a stay on the issuance of licenses that were awarded on August 10.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth on grocery tax: 'I remain committed to removing it altogether’

Alabama shoppers at grocery stores will see a one-cent reduction in the state sales tax on groceries beginning tomorrow.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall, California Gov. Newsom trade barbs over abortion travel lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked a federal court on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a group that facilitates abortions for Alabama residents.

Ozark Dale County Library Alabama News
VIDEO — Outrage in the Wiregrass: Ozark Dale County Library board reconsiders explicit ‘young adult’ books access after 4-hour meeting

Members of the Ozark Dale County Library Board of Trustees said they’d vote on a policy change at their next meeting to add parental consent requirements for kids to read some explicit books currently in the “young adult” section of the library after they heard from Dale County residents for and against such a change on Wednesday.

Montgomery Bridge2 Alabama News
18-wheeler's fiery crash into bridge closes southbound I-85 section: ‘Prepare for significant delays’

An overpass and a section of I-85 South in Montgomery is closed after an 18-wheeler carrying lumber ran head-on into a bridge column and caught on fire on Tuesday morning. 

Gabrelle Simmons Alabama News
Ivey appoints Gabrelle Simmons to vacant parole board seat

Governor Kay Ivey appointed Bureau of Pardons and Paroles operations director Gabrelle Simmons to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday.

Tim Melson Alabama News
State Sen. Melson on returning to work: ‘I have no reason to believe I can’t do the job’

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) said on Monday he planned on returning to work after his cardiac arrest in South Korea recently left him hospitalized.

Willsomerville Alabama News
Montgomery County Circuit Judge frustrated over medical cannabis delays: ‘We can’t say thank God for Mississippi now’

On Monday, Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson extended a temporary restraining order on most proceedings of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) until September 6.

Grocery Alabama News
State grocery tax cut to begin on Friday

Shoppers at grocery stores in Alabama will see a one-cent reduction in the state sales tax on groceries beginning on Friday.

ABC Board Alabama News
ABC Board considers new warehouse, central office

The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is seeking a new warehouse and central office for its operations

Verano on NASDAQ Billboard Alabama News
Verano CEO: Medical Cannabis Commission ‘casting aside the objective licensing system’

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission has departed from the objective licensing system it used to score license applicants and now finds itself in an “endless loop of licensing” do-overs, according to a letter sent to Gov. Kay Ivey from Verano CEO George Archos on Thursday.

Photo from Auburn University's Facebook page Alabama News
Auburn University Board of Trustees approve 3% tuition and fee increase

Members of the Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a 3% tuition and fees increase for the 2024-2025 academic year at a meeting on Friday.

Boozer88 Alabama News
Treasurer’s Office begins accepting distressed college loan applications

The Alabama State Treasurer’s Office is now accepting applications for the Distressed Institutions of Higher Education Revolving Loan Program. 

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