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Will Ainsworth Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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. Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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).

Prison interior Alabama News
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.

Wielicki Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
$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.

ALABAMA PRISONERS AP Photo Brynn Anderson File Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
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.

ARPA Alabama News
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 Alabama News
$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.

Gudger415 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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. 

help wanted, employment Alabama News
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.

AL House of Rep Simpson Matt Facebook Alabama News
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.

AL House of Rep Sorrell Andrew Facebook Alabama News
State Auditor Sorrell wants added ‘authority to investigate state government’

A bill to give the Office of Alabama State Auditor new investigative power will be filed in the next couple of weeks, according to Alabama State Auditor Andrew Sorrell.

Bruce Pearl at Auburn Alabama News
Bruce Pearl: U.S. foreign policy 'has put the world at risk'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl said “US foreign policy has put the world at risk and the potential for greater conflict exists” after news of a China-brokered peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran was announced on Friday.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth calls for state grocery tax reduction — 'We must take action now'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said on Friday that he was working on legislation to reduce the state’s grocery tax.

AL Senate Gudger Garlan Facebook Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger files bill to establish visitation rights for hospitals, nursing homes

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) that would establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes passed a Senate healthcare committee on Thursday.

AL Senate Albritton Greg/Facebook Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton files bill transferring $60 million to Alabama Trust Fund

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) filed legislation on Wednesday to transfer nearly $60 million from the state’s General Fund to the Alabama Trust Fund.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville bullish on permanent daylight saving time bill becoming law

“Making daylight saving time permanent will allow all Alabamians, especially our farmers, to make the most of what the daylight hours give.” 

Gov. Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey signs executive order pausing, reducing ‘red tape’ on businesses

Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order on Wednesday that places a moratorium on state agencies from creating new administrative rules with some exceptions for one year and encourages agencies to reduce regulations by 25% over the next two years.

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