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State Senate Pro Tem Reed: Grocery tax has gone from ‘we may not ever be able to do that’ to ‘that’s on the top of the list’

There’s “a lot of organic work going on trying to decide” what happens with the state’s budget surplus, State Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) told reporters on Thursday.

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Bill to require Alabama Ethics Commission to provide exculpatory evidence advances in State Senate

A bill that would require the Alabama Ethics Commission to provide exonerating evidence to individuals accused of violating the state’s laws passed the State Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday.

Legislation creating public records request response deadlines passes committee

Legislation placing deadlines on public records request responses in Alabama by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) passed the County and Municipal Government committee unanimously on Wednesday.

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Amended health care visitation rights bill passes State Senate

An amended health care visitation rights bill introduced by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) and State Rep. Debbie Wood (R-Valley) passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday.

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AG Marshall backs Florida ban on Medicaid funding for gender transitions

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed an amicus brief with 16 other states supporting Florida’s healthcare regulation that denies Medicaid coverage for so-called gender transitioning procedures.

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Regions Bank asks court to remove 10th grader from trust fund lawsuit

Attorneys for Regions Bank are asking a Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge to remove Tyra Lindsey, a 10th-grade Alabama student, as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against board members and trustees of the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund.

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Perry County Commission chairman to file bar complaint against former DA Michael Jackson

Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. plans to file a formal complaint next week with the Alabama State Bar against former Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson.

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State Sen. Orr to file bill strengthening Alabama’s public records law

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) will file legislation soon to strengthen Alabama’s public records law.

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State Sen. Elliott delays PR contract for Secretary of State Wes Allen

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) delayed a new $140,000 public relations contract with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office from going into effect on Thursday.

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Alabama Department of Education considering spending $200K on artwork

The Alabama State Department of Education is thinking about spending $200,000 to commission a piece of artwork in the department’s Gordon Persons building in Montgomery.

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Ballot fraud case against Perry County Commission chairman dismissed

Perry County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins dismissed a ballot fraud case against Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. on Thursday.

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Givhan legislation would give governor authority to appoint State Health Officer, require governor approval for 'an emergency rule'

Legislation that would make Alabama’s State Health Officer appointed by the Governor rather than the State Committee of Public Health was filed on Wednesday.

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Senate committee passes local government retiree bonus deadline extension

Legislation that would extend a deadline for localities to pay a one-time lump sum bonus with local funds for retirees passed the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee unanimously on Tuesday.

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Partial grocery tax repeal bill filed

The state sales tax on some groceries would be gradually eliminated under legislation filed on Tuesday.

Health care visitation bill passes House committee

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) and State Rep. Debbie Wood (R-Valley) to establish certain visitation policies of friends and family for hospitals and nursing homes passed a House committee unanimously on Tuesday.

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Alabama Senate passes two election integrity bills including paper ballots, no machines with internet connection

Two election integrity bills passed the Alabama Senate unanimously on Tuesday.

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Ivey introduces incentives package to increase spending, extend Alabama Jobs Act through 2028

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced a package of incentives bills on Monday that would increase the spending cap and extend the expiration date on the Alabama Jobs Act.

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California considers lifting travel ban to Alabama over 2017 religious adoption protections law

A California legislator filed a bill last week lifting the state’s travel ban to 23 states including Alabama and creating a program to “encourage acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.”

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Alabama Power’s parent company Southern Co. employees’ DEI training rate was 81% in ‘22, CEO says

About 81% of Southern Company employees participated in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training in 2022, according to a letter to stockholders sent by outgoing Southern Company CEO and Chairman Thomas Fanning on Friday.

Former Dothan employee involved in COVID feeding scandal appeals termination again

A former city of Dothan employee is appealing a ruling by Houston County Circuit Judge Henry "Butch" Binford that upheld her termination for her involvement in the city's youth food scandal paid for with federal COVID funds.

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State Rep. Chip Brown files anti-ESG legislation

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) filed legislation last week that would prohibit local and state agencies from considering environmental, social, and governance criteria when awarding some public contracts.

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Grocery tax repeal bill could leave many foods still taxed as lawmakers debate WIC vs. SNAP definition

How many groceries are left untaxed or reduced by the state depends on what definition legislators use for food in possible grocery tax reduction or elimination legislation in the next couple of months.

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Huntsville couple indicted for using $1.7 million in COVID loans for plastic surgery, vacation

A Madison County couple were indicted on Wednesday for allegedly defrauding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of $1.7 million, according to the Department of Justice.

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Ivey’s education budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction

Gov. Kay Ivey’s educational budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction in Elmore and Escambia County.

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Is Alabama about to expand Medicaid?

Some groups have their sights set on Alabama to pass Medicaid expansion in the near future.

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AG Marshall: 'The Soros influence is so bad for communities'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined Fox Business’ "The Evening Edit" on Monday to discuss some states recently changing course on how they punish property crimes.

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State Rep. Kenneth Paschal introduces veteran funeral service legislation

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) is sponsoring legislation that seeks to identify the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans and outlines their proper and respectful final disposition in a state or national military cemetery.

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