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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.

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$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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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$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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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State Sen. Jones files bill capping local occupational taxes at 1%

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation that would reduce existing local occupational taxes incrementally down to 1% and exempt some employees from the tax.

Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey’s proposed budget prioritizes tax rebate, no tax cuts

Gov. Kay Ivey is including a one-time tax rebate, but no permanent tax cut, in her proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

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Alabama House Democrats call for grocery tax repeal — 'It's a very regressive tax'

Alabama House Democrats called for a repeal of the state’s sales tax on groceries on Monday.

Elmore County High School Alabama News
Alabama Legislature to consider making Elmore County Schools Superintendent an appointed position

Legislation that would make Elmore County Schools Superintendent an appointed position by the school board rather than elected by voters will be considered in the upcoming session that starts this week.

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Judge upholds termination of Dothan employee involved in feeding scandal

Houston County Circuit Judge Henry “Butch” Binford upheld the termination of a former city of Dothan employee involved in the city’s youth food scandal on Friday.

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Robin Stone: New Alliance of Alabama Healthcare Consumers group 'doesn’t have a position' on Medicaid expansion

The Alliance of Alabama Healthcare Consumers “does not have a position on Medicaid expansion,” according to Robin Stone, the group’s new executive director.

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Alabama middle of the pack in region for capital project arrivals in 2022

Alabama finished in the middle of the pack of its region for the number of substantial business projects started in 2022.

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Stalking charges against Dothan meteorologist dropped

Misdemeanor stalking charges against Andrew Clarke, a Dothan meteorologist for WDHN, were dropped on Thursday morning.

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