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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.”

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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.

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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.

JenniferFidler Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Jennifer Fidler - ‘We’re teaching divisiveness and I think that’s wrong’

Supporting legislation dealing with “divisive concepts” being taught in schools and helping her district deal with the effects of rapid population growth are two issues incoming State Rep. Jennifer Fidler (R-Silverhill) plans to focus on as a new legislator.

AL State House Ashley Carter Alabama News
Ledbetter announces House committee assignments

Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville) announced the member assignments for the 25 House standing committees on Friday.

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Alabama Dept. of Labor paid inmates, dead people unemployment claims during pandemic, audit says

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) paid out unemployment insurance claims to dead people, inmates, and multiple addresses with 20 or more claimants during the pandemic, according to an audit released Friday.

US House of Rep Palmer Gary Facebook Alabama News
Decision ‘fairly soon’ on re-election run in 2024, U.S. Rep. Palmer says

Will U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) run for re-election in the 2024 election cycle?

Albertturnerjrpic4 Alabama News
Perry County Commission chairman calls voter fraud charges ‘political theater at its finest’

A recent indictment of Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner, Jr. for voter fraud is “bogus,” according to a statement released on social media by Turner on Wednesday night.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Biden 'woke' policies to blame for mass airline flight cancellations — ‘We’re seeing our system broken in transportation'

According to U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), the thousands of flight delays and cancellations Wednesday were the result of the Biden administration making a “total disaster of hiring people based on certain categories they may fit in and not qualifications."

Perry County Commission's Albert Turner Jr. Alabama News
Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr. indicted for voter fraud

Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr., has been indicted of felony and misdemeanor counts of voter fraud, according to a press release by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Alabama’s Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson released on Wednesday.

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Montgomery conducts post-Camellia Bowl ‘audit’ after complaints from fans

City of Montgomery officials recently completed a "post-event audit" after some fans complained about their visit to the Camellia Bowl hosted at the Cramton Bowl on December 27.

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