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Legislation limiting foreign farm and forest land passes Senate

Legislation that bars certain foreign citizens and entities from owning farm and forest land in Alabama passed the Senate on Thursday.

Larry Stutts Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts: Senate voting on school choice ‘hopefully’ Tuesday

The Alabama Senate will “hopefully” vote on the PRICE Act on Tuesday, according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).

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State Sen. Givhan: State Health Officer bill has ‘some momentum right now’

Recent comments by Alabama's State Health Officer Scott Harris regarding transgender laws have breathed new life into legislation changing how the state health officer role is appointed.

Statehouse Alabama News
Anti-ESG legislation passes State Senate

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) that prohibits state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies passed the Senate on Thursday.

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Montgomery beer distributor Bama Budweiser bucks Anheuser-Busch in radio spot — 'We do not support this issue involving Dylan Mulvaney’

A local executive of a Budweiser wholesaler in Montgomery is “upset” about a recent Bud Light promotion involving Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender influencer. 

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Narrowed foreign agricultural land ownership bill passes Senate committee

Legislation that would’ve barred Chinese citizens and entities from owning land in Alabama was amended in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee on Wednesday.

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Bill requiring fingerprinting, DNA samples of illegal aliens in custody passes committee

Legislation that would require law enforcement in Alabama to collect fingerprints and DNA of illegal immigrants in custody passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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Baldwin County Commission expansion bill advances in Senate

Legislation that would add a fifth member to the Baldwin County Commission passed the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee on Tuesday.

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Greene County gambling constitutional amendment legislation filed

Local legislation that would propose a constitutional amendment to legalize historical horse racing gambling machines in Greene County was filed in the Senate on Tuesday.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers on Durham report: FBI’s Russia investigation ‘illegal operation’

The FBI’s Russia investigation of former President Donald Trump was an “unjustified politically motivated witch hunt,” according to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks). 

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson ‘hopes’ Mobile projects added back in state budgets

With ten legislative days left in the session, negotiations over the state’s General and Education budgets are heating up.

Grocery Tax Alabama News
Grocery tax cut bill to start advancing in House this week

Legislation that would cut the state’s portion of the sales tax on groceries in half is expected to start in the House this week.

World Games Alabama News
Senate Minority Leader Singleton: State still getting ‘requests for funding’ for World Games

After a $5 million bailout of Birmingham’s World Games 2022 was left out of the educational budget supplemental passed by the Senate last week, state legislators are still getting requests to put the funding back in elsewhere. 

David Cole Alabama News
State Rep. Cole asks for delay days before State House deposition in election lawsuit

Freshman State Rep. David Cole (R-Madison) asked for a stay in the contested election lawsuit on Friday in Madison County Circuit Court a few days before he is scheduled to be deposed at the State House.

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Bill to acquire more land for possible new State House passes Senate

A bill that would place more land next to the current Alabama State House under legislative control for possible construction of a new State House passed the Senate on Thursday.

Interlock Alabama News
Bill that would end ignition interlock requirement for DUI offenders advances in Senate

Legislation that would end an ignition interlock installation requirement for those guilty of drunk driving and participating in a pretrial diversion program passed the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee unanimously on Wednesday. 

ESG Alabama News
Anti-ESG legislation passes Senate committee

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) that prohibits state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies passed the Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

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State Sen. Stutts on PRICE Act: 'We're going to vote it out of committee'

State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) is confident about the chances of major school choice legislation passing out of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday.

Stan Pate Alabama News
Tuscaloosa businessman Stan Pate subpoenas Matrix LLC in libel lawsuit

Stan Pate, Tuscaloosa businessman and political donor, subpoenaed Joe Perkins, founder of Montgomery-based political consulting firm Matrix LLC, last month in a libel lawsuit.

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.

Ainsworth1210 Alabama News
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.

Transgender athletics Alabama News
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.

Montgomery Whitewater Alabama News
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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