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Alabama completes $92 million bond sale for state parks

The state of Alabama closed out an almost $92 million bond sale Wednesday that will largely go to renovations at state parks across the state.

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67-vote margin defeats Autauga County Schools property tax increase

Prattville area residents narrowly voted down a local constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have increased their property taxes by 15 mills to boost funding for schools in the most-populated area of Autauga County.

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Democrat State Rep. Lawrence holds off Republican challenger in House District 69

State Rep. Kelvin Lawrence (D-Hayneville) defeated a Republican challenger by a 55%-to-45% margin to keep his House District 69 seat for another two years.

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'2000 Mules' producer and True the Vote leader released from jail

Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, an Alabama native, were released from jail today after being arrested for contempt of court in Texas in relation to his work with election integrity group True the Vote.

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Prattville area residents to vote on property tax hike for school funding

Prattville area residents will get to decide Tuesday at the polls if they want to increase their property taxes by 15 mills to boost funding for schools in the most-populated area of Autauga County.

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Georgia extends gas tax suspension until mid-December as Alabama's gas tax revenue surpasses projections

Georgia drivers will continue to notice some relief at the pump until Dec. 11 after Gov. Brian Kemp extended the state’s gas tax suspension Friday.

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Marshall asks SEC for more public comment time after ‘glitch’ on ESG rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission should allow more time for public comments on two Environmental, Social, and Governance proposed rules after previous public comments submitted through an online form weren’t received by the commission due to a “technological error,” according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 17 other state attorneys general.

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ending written permission policy to carry firearms at state parks in 2023

A new constitutional carry law set to go into effect next year in Alabama will end the requirement for state park visitors to receive written permission to carry a firearm on park property, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

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Alabama ranked worst in Southeast U.S. for business tax climate — Last in the nation for its sales tax burden

Alabama has the worst tax climate for businesses in the Southeastern United States, according to the 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index released Tuesday.

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Two school districts close in-person learning after spikes in flu cases

Two school districts in Alabama have announced they’re switching to remote learning again amidst a rise in flu illnesses in students and faculty. 

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Huntsville falls slightly, still leads Alabama cities in housing index

Huntsville dropped from 15th to 28th in the Fall 2022 edition of the Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index released Tuesday.

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Dothan head football coach suspended after shoving assistant during game

Dothan City Schools officials suspended Wolves head football coach Jed Kennedy on Monday for one week after he shoved a volunteer assistant coach to the ground during a game Friday against Opelika. 

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Report: WIC participation declines in Alabama post-pandemic

Participation in a federal welfare program for Women, Infants and Children known as (WIC) declined in Alabama since before the pandemic in contrast with the rest of the Southeast.

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Medical Licensure Commission suspends license of doctor arrested for human trafficking

Members of the Alabama Medical Licensure Commission unanimously suspended Janaki Ram Prasad Earla’s license to practice medicine in Alabama at a special-called meeting Friday afternoon after he was recently arrested for human trafficking of a minor.

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Credit rating agencies give ‘stable’ rating to Alabama’s bonds before sale

General obligation bonds to be sold soon by the state of Alabama to fund improvements of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Alabama Forestry Commission were given stable investment ratings by Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services recently. 

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Voter registration for general election ends Monday

Monday, October 24, 2022 is the last day to register for the general election in Alabama.

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TSA: 61 guns found in baggage in Alabama airports in 2022

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents stopped 61 guns brought by passengers entering TSA security checkpoints at Alabama airports so far in 2022. 

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Auburn considering new business license revocation policy

Auburn City Council members are considering passing an ordinance to create a new procedure for the revocation of business licenses.

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‘Rebuild Alabama’ tax hike revenue earns $24 million above initial estimates

A gas tax increase passed from the Rebuild Alabama Act of 2019 raised about $24 million, or 7.5%, more in revenue than initially expected in the most recent fiscal year. 

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Florence man fires shotgun at house in fight after Alabama-Tennessee ending

Some college football fans take losses worse than others.

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Victoryland asks Supreme Court to reconsider ‘electronic bingo’ ban

Victoryland Casino officials are asking the Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to ban “electronic bingo” in Lowndes and Macon Counties. 

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Houston County approves federal relief funding for nonprofits

The Houston County Commission approved federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for local nonprofits and a new industrial site Tuesday.

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Two of three U.S. Senate candidates late on financial disclosure

Two of the three candidates for U.S. Senate in Alabama haven’t filed required annual financial disclosure forms before the upcoming general election in November.

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Houston County considers participating in state’s ‘one-time post-election audit’

The Houston County Commission will decide Tuesday whether to agree to participate in a limited voting audit after the general election in November. 

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Four Alabama congressional Republicans raise concerns over foreign-owned agricultural land

Four Republican members of Alabama’s congressional delegation are scrutinizing an increase in foreign buyers of agricultural land in the United States.

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6 municipalities, Dale County squabble over federal relief funds

Six cities and towns in Dale County are calling for an investigation into the county government’s use of federal funding.

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State Rep. Pringle looks to ban taxpayer-funded non-disclosure agreements

State Rep. Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) said Thursday he’s planning to file legislation to ban non-disclosure agreements involving taxpayer dollars.

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