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Bibb County Sheriff, deputy remember fallen deputy, support ‘good-time’ reform legislation

Members of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office were on hand Thursday at the State House to speak in favor of legislation that would change how state inmates’ “good-time” credits are accrued.

Perry County Courthouse
Alabama Attorney General's office takes over Perry County voter fraud case

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office is taking over as prosecutor in a voter fraud case in Perry County.

Guardian Credit Union expanding to Prattville

Guardian Credit Union is planning on expanding into Prattville.

Prison interior
2.3% of inmates on early release have reoffended, says Pardons & Paroles Director Cam Ward

Alabama’s mandatory early-release population has a recidivism rate of 2.3 percent a little over a month since the program started, according to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

Dothan employee fired over feeding scandal asks court for job back

A former city of Dothan employee who oversaw an after-school meal program now allegedly under FBI investigation is asking for her job back.

Steve Marshall
Alabama AG Steve Marshall, 19 AGs condemn FBI’s label of Catholics as ‘potential terrorists’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 19 other attorneys general in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray stating their concern over a leaked FBI memo labeling some Catholics as potential “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists.”

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Twinkle Cavanaugh announces Alabama PSC president re-election bid

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh announced Monday that she will seek re-election as President of the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC). 

Former state prison health care provider declares bankruptcy, linked to contract on hold

Corizon Health Services, a former prison health care provider to the state of Alabama, declared bankruptcy this week.

Visit Dothan CEO sentenced to 18 months in prison for bank fraud in Iowa

Visit Dothan President and CEO Aaron McCreight was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for his role in defrauding a bank while employed in a similar position in 2018 in Iowa.

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Alabama has 4th-highest sales tax burden nationally

Alabama has the fourth-highest state and local combined sales tax rate in the nation in 2023, according to a recent analysis by the Tax Foundation.

4th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Robert Turner Jr
District Attorney recuses himself from voter fraud case in Perry County

Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Robert Turner, Jr. has recused himself from a voter fraud case against his cousin, Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr.

Steve Marshall
Alabama AG Marshall joins lawsuit against ATF’s pistol brace rule

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 24 other attorneys general in a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seeking to enjoin a recently issued rule regulating pistol braces. 

Sen. Richard Shelby
Fmr U.S. Sen. Shelby still has over $6 million in campaign cash

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has the second-most cash-on-hand amongst retired members of Congress, according to a recent Roll Call article. 

Perry County Commission chairman retains District Attorney's father as defense attorney in voter fraud case; Files motion to dismiss

Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr.'s new attorney Robert Turner, Sr. has filed a motion to dismiss the voter fraud charges against his client.

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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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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.
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
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.

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.

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
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 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.

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