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ADOC Alabama News
Bill pre-filed to require monthly reporting from ADOC on inmate deaths

Legislation pre-filed by State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) on Wednesday would require the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to make monthly reports including inmate death totals.

Ainsworth, Marshall Alabama News
Ainsworth has $1.4 million left from 2022 campaign; Marshall has $227K remaining

Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth had an ending campaign balance of $1,438,743.70 after his re-election last year, according to his 2022 annual report filed with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.

Devyn Keith Alabama News
Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith allegedly committed ‘31 different thefts,’ report says

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith allegedly committed 31 thefts from three different Wal-Marts in Huntsville from Nov. 2022 to Feb. 2023, according to documents obtained by WAFF on Wednesday.

Auburn City Hall Alabama News
City of Auburn hires lobbying firm ahead of legislative session

Members of the Auburn City Council unanimously approved a month-to-month lobbying contract on Tuesday before Alabama’s upcoming legislative session starts in March.

Keith2 Alabama News
Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith facing additional theft charges; Arrest warrants issued

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith is facing additional theft charges following his arrest last week, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on Tuesday.

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Aderholt, House Republicans concerned about federal Confucius Institute funding for universities

The Department of Defense (DoD) should stop continued funding of universities with Confucius Institutes, according to a recent letter sent to the DoD by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and 25 House Republicans last week.

Constitutional Carry Permitless Carry firearm gun Alabama News
Pistol permit revenue loss grant awards for sheriff's departments begin

Alabama will soon begin reimbursing counties for revenue losses from constitutional carry, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

Perry County Commission's Albert Turner Jr. Alabama News
Perry County Commission chairman arrested on voter fraud charges

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. on Thursday for one count of felony absentee voter fraud and one count of misdemeanor voter fraud.

Britt Tuberville Alabama News
Committee assignments announced for Britt, Tuberville

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) announced on Wednesday she will serve on the Senate Committees on Appropriations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Rules and Administration during the 118th Congress.

ADOC Alabama News
Legislators delay ADOC health care contract over cost, conflict of interest concerns

Contract Review Committee members placed an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) healthcare services contract with YesCare on hold Thursday over its over $1 billion price tag and concerns about the fairness of the bid process.

ESG Alabama News
Britt, Tuberville sign onto anti-ESG Senate resolution

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) signed onto a joint resolution this week to nullify a recent Department of Labor (DOL) rule allowing Environmental, Social and Governance investments in retiree accounts.

Phillip Rigsby Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Phillip Rigsby

Extending Alabama’s incentives programs is “something we need to tackle right away” in the upcoming legislative session, according to new State Rep. Phillip Rigsby (R-Huntsville).

Steve Marshall, ESG Alabama News
Alabama AG Steve Marshall joins lawsuit over Dept. of Labor’s ESG rule

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 24 other attorneys general last week in a lawsuit over a Department of Labor (DOL) rule allowing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments in retiree accounts.

Markshirey Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Mark Shirey — 'When we do tax cuts, let's make a smaller government'

Education is the “number one issue that keeps coming up” in District 100, according to new State Rep. Mark Shirey (R-Mobile).

State Capitol Alabama News
Study group to look for ‘efficiency’ in state government

A study group made up of elected officials and state employees will soon begin to look for ways to “improve efficiency and streamline operations” in the executive branch of state government.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Marshall, 15 state AGs ask Congress to roll back Biden administration's COVID vaccine powers

Congress should “modify, clarify, and rescind” the emergency-use authorization authority the federal government used to approve novel COVID vaccines, according to a letter sent to Congressional leaders from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 15 other attorneys general on Thursday.

Tuberville tank Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tuberville: 'We're walking a fine line' sending tanks to Ukraine

The United States is “walking a fine line” in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, according to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) who is concerned about the billions of dollars and equipment being sent overseas.

Matt Wielicki Alabama News
Outgoing UA professor — Universities ‘no longer places that embrace the freedom of exchanging ideas’

Speaking up about issues like climate and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion policies was “career suicide,” according to University of Alabama assistant Professor Dr. Matthew Wielicki.

Oliver Alabama News
‘Divisive concepts’ prohibition legislation pre-filed by State Rep. Oliver

A bill pre-filed by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) on Wednesday would prohibit “education, promotion, and endorsement of certain divisive concepts in certain public school settings.”

Mobile bridge Alabama News
Toll Road Authority advances I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project

Members of the Alabama Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority approved starting negotiations with two joint venture groups that submitted proposals for building and design of the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project.

Grocery tax Alabama News
Multiple states line up to cut grocery tax in 2023 — Will Alabama?

Multiple Governors and legislators in states throughout the country are aiming to reduce or eliminate their state’s sales tax on groceries, according to a recent article in Pew Charitable Trusts. 

Donna Givens Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Donna Givens

Incoming State Rep. Donna Givens (R-Loxley) says she loves politics. 

Susan DuBose Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Susan DuBose ‘doing a deep dive into our workforce participation problem’

New State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) wants to help improve Alabama’s labor force participation rate and “codify the common sense understanding of male and female in state law.”

help wanted, jobs, unemployment Alabama News
Alabama’s labor force participation rate stagnant at 56.8%, unemployment rate at 2.8% in December

The unemployment rate in Alabama ticked up slightly from November to 2.8% and the labor force participation rate declined slightly from November to 57% in December, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday.

Chad robertson Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Chad Robertson – ‘I think this area is uniquely kind of hit by’ the grocery tax

New State Rep. Chad Robertson (R-Heflin) is a busy man. 

Chrismccool Alabama News
McCool running for open Alabama Supreme Court seat

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Chris McCool announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for an open seat on the Alabama Supreme Court in the March 2024 primary election.

real estate house for sale sign home Alabama News
Mortgage payments up 69% in Alabama from year ago

Looking to buy a home in Alabama anytime soon? Your mortgage will likely be significantly higher than a year ago due to interest rate hikes, according to a recent analysis by Construction Coverage.

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