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Judge keeps temporary restraining order on Medical Cannabis Commission

Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson declined on Thursday a request from the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) to lift a temporary restraining order on proceedings and delay a court hearing on Monday.

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Legislators begin considering ethics law changes

Legislators are considering making changes to Alabama’s ethics laws in the legislative session next year.

Billpoole Alabama News
Clawbacks considered as ARPA deadlines loom

The deadline for state agencies, local governments, and community organizations to obligate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds is about 16 months away. 

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U.S. Rep. Moore on Space Command decision: ‘They’ve picked a fight with the wrong people’

The Alabama congressional delegation and House Republicans will attempt to block funding from going to any permanent Space Command headquarters facility in Colorado, according to U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise).

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Cannabis Commission asks for third shot at awarding licenses, new lawsuit filed

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) is hoping the third time awarding licenses will be the charm next week.

Auburn University Alabama News
Auburn board of trustees to set tuition and fees for 2024-2025 on Friday

Members of the Auburn University Board of Trustees will set tuition and fees for the next 2024-2025 academic year at their meeting on Friday.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall: Space Command HQ reversal a 'politically motivated charade'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sent a letter on Thursday to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Inspector General demanding an investigation into the sudden reversal of the decision to locate U.S. Space Command headquarters from Huntsville to Colorado. 

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Solicitor General LaCour: Redistricting 'does not require a magic number of majority minority districts'

According to Alabama Solicitor General Edmund LaCour, congressional redistricting plans can comply with the Voting Rights Act without having a “magic number” of majority-minority districts.

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State Treasurer Young Boozer requests AG’s opinion on constitutionality of distressed college loan program

State Treasurer Young Boozer said on Friday he’s requested an opinion from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office about the constitutionality of the Distressed Institutions of Higher Education Revolving Loan Program recently passed by the legislature.

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Labor force participation rate remains at 57% in July, unemployment rate down to 2.1%

Alabama’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in July at 57%, according to Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday.

Britt Alabama News
Reports question U.S. Sen. Britt’s reason for not endorsing Trump yet

Is U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) free of any Republican National Committee constraints to endorse whoever she wants in the 2024 Republican presidential primary?

Johnmc Alabama News
Judge stops Medical Cannabis Commission proceedings until end of August

Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson placed a temporary restraining order Thursday on any new Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission proceedings until August 28 over concerns the commission might have violated the state's Open Meetings Act during its meeting last week.

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Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Rex Vaughn responds to new lawsuit: 'No voting was done secretly’

New Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Rex Vaughn defended the commission’s process of awarding 24 licenses at a meeting last week.  

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Montgomery County Commission hires new lobbying firm

Members of the Montgomery County Commission approved a new government affairs contract with the Jones Group at a Tuesday meeting. 

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Birmingham Police on event promising fights: ‘We do not condone this event or the violence’

Parents shouldn’t drop their kids off at an upcoming event billed on social media as the “BHam City Walk Takeover” on Saturday, according to the Birmingham Police Department. 

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall: Loss of funding over hunting, archery programs a ‘serious concern for schools nationwide’

According to a recent letter to U.S. congressional leaders signed by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 23 other state attorneys general, Congress should pass legislation clarifying that schools with hunting and archery programs aren’t at risk of losing federal funding.

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Cannabis Commission faces new lawsuit over alleged Open Meetings Act violations

A few days of lawsuit-free bliss ended for the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission on Tuesday as Alabama Always filed a new motion for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order.

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Dothan approves $500k for ‘Project Cinnamon' economic development project

Members of the Dothan City Commission approved $500,000 for a new economic development project called “Project Cinnamon” on Tuesday morning.

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Federal judges hear last arguments on new Alabama redistricting map

Three federal judges heard final arguments in the Allen v. Milligan redistricting case on Monday before they decide the fate of a congressional map passed by Republicans in a special session within the next couple of weeks.

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Mobile Police officer under ethics investigation for alleged conflict of interest

Members of the Alabama Ethics Commission found at a recent meeting in August that there was cause to hold that Kevin Naman, a Mobile Police Officer, committed at least one minor violation of the Alabama Ethics Act.

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Federal court hearing on Alabama redistricting to begin Monday

A federal court hearing in Birmingham on Monday will decide the fate of a new congressional map for the 2024 election passed by Republicans in the state legislature in July.

Lindsay Shiver Alabama News
Former Dothan beauty queen on arrest in alleged plot to kill former Auburn football player: ‘It’s been really tough’

Lindsay Shiver, a Dothan beauty queen, told the New York Post on Friday morning life has been difficult since getting arrested in the Bahamas recently for her alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot of her husband, Robert Shiver, a former Auburn football player.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards 24 licenses, but more lawsuits likely

The vast majority of the new licenses awarded on Thursday were to the same companies that received licenses in June. 

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State Supreme Court affirms highest-ever wrongful death settlement totaling $10 million

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a record $10 million judgment last week on a Mobile County jury’s verdict for the family of a man who died at Springhill Medical Center following a successful surgery to repair a cut on his thumb. 

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Large credit agency drops ESG; Alabama AG Marshall expects the metric to ‘continue to crumble’

One of the largest credit rating agencies in the nation announced last week they were going to stop publishing the environmental, social and governance scores of corporate borrowers.

Redistricting Alabama News
Upcoming decision on Alabama redistricting lawsuit could affect other states

The Milligan v. Allen Alabama redistricting case could have a long-lasting effect on national politics depending on how it is ultimately decided.

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'Just unforgivable': Ivey West Alabama Corridor would exhaust state borrowing capacity, put required funding match for I-65 widening out of reach, says state lawmaker

Gov. Kay Ivey needs to adjust her transportation project priorities after former President Donald Trump committed to widening Interstate 65 in a recent speech in Montgomery, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

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