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Alabama AG, DCNR ask for pause in lawsuit over written permission policy to carry firearms at state parks

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Commissioner Chris Blankenship asked the U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama Monday to delay a decision on a lawsuit against Alabama’s written permission firearm policy in state parks until after their new policy is implemented in March.

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Marshall, 21 state AGs petition for health care worker vaccine mandate repeal

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 21 other state attorneys general filed a petition last week with the federal government to repeal its healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite retiring ‘to spend more time with family’

Alabama Power President and CEO Mark Crosswhite announced Monday his retirement from the company at the end of 2022. 

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State House security preclearance policy for lobbyists, agency heads to begin in 2023 session

A new Alabama State House security preclearance policy for registered lobbyists and state agency heads will begin during the 2023 legislative session.

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Alabama Supreme Court reverses earlier dismissal of UAH free speech lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday to allow a free speech lawsuit to proceed by a Young Americans for Liberty chapter and student-member Joshua Greer against the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). 

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University of Alabama reduces liberal arts core curriculum graduation requirements starting in 2025

A new core curriculum reducing some liberal arts requirements was approved by University of Alabama faculty on Wednesday.

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Ivey hires BCA lobbyist as legislative affairs director in second term

Gov. Kay Ivey is hiring Drew Harrell, Business Council of Alabama’s Vice President of Governmental Affairs, to lead her legislative affairs team for her second term.

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Montgomery City Council delays lodging tax increase vote

Members of the Montgomery City Council delayed voting on an ordinance at a Tuesday night meeting that would increase the city’s lodging tax.

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Mississippi plans income tax elimination while Alabama plans temporary rebate

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) announced Tuesday his plans to further reduce the state's income tax until it is entirely eliminated over the next four years.

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Alabama ranked 22nd in economic freedom index for North America

Alabama was ranked 22nd among North American states and provinces for its overall economic freedom ranking, according to the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of North America 2022 report released Tuesday.

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Alabama AG Marshall elected RAGA chair

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was elected Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman by his Republican attorneys general colleagues at a meeting over the weekend, according to a press release. 

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Alabama Power top donor to incoming Speaker Ledbetter’s PAC in 2022

Alabama Power Company was the top donor to the political action committee (PAC) of incoming Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) in 2022.

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Wall Street Journal dings Alabama for tax climate

A study released by the Tax Foundation last month on states’ business tax climates shows “which states are serious about competing for labor and capital,” according to a recent editorial by the Wall Street Journal.

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Alabama Board of Education adds college, career readiness options in 2028

Alabama State Board of Education members voted to add certain college and career readiness requirements Thursday as a prerequisite to graduate from Alabama high schools starting in 2028.

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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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