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Ivey signs into law ban on taxpayer-funded DEI departments

Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law on Wednesday a ban on taxpayer resources from funding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices and training in Alabama public universities, schools, and agencies.

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State Sen. Orr files bill to allow ALFA to sell health plans

Legislation was filed on Tuesday that would allow the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) to begin offering health plans to their members.

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Two bills changing State Committee of Public Health, State Health Officer appointments advance in Senate

Two bills changing how the State Health Officer is appointed passed the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

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Ivey signs ballot harvesting ban into law: ‘There will be no funny business in Alabama elections’

Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation banning ballot harvesting into law on Wednesday. 

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Right-to-work incentives bill filed in response to Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz workers’ unionization push in Montgomery, Vance plants

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) filed legislation on Tuesday barring businesses from receiving economic development incentives if they voluntarily recognize their employees’ union under certain circumstances.

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Federal judge stops another round of subpoenas for conservative groups’ communications, documents in transgender surgery ban lawsuit

Liberal groups lost in court again on Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Liles Burke denied subpoenas aimed at the Eagle Forum of Alabama and the Alabama Citizens Action Program in a lawsuit against the state of Alabama’s transgender surgery ban.

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Gambling negotiations continue into second half of session

Negotiations between the House and Senate on gambling legislation will continue as the second half of the 2024 legislative session begins on Tuesday.

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Bill would allow ABC Board to own warehouses

Legislation by State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) would allow the Alcoholic Beverages Control (ABC) Board to own warehouses used for holding and distributing alcoholic beverages.

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ALGOP selects Patrick Pinkston for 19th Judicial Circuit seat

The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee recently selected Elmore County District Judge Patrick Pinkston to be its nominee for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Place 1. 

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ALDOT opens new ‘online news hub’

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials announced ALDOTNews.com, an online news hub launched today by ALDOT on Monday.

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Report: Medicaid expansion would increase program’s revenue shortfall for Alabama hospitals

Expanding Medicaid in Alabama would double hospitals' Medicaid revenue shortfalls, the equivalent of about 5,160 hospital jobs.

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Hyundai begins offering Montgomery workers subsidized child care amid UAW unionization push

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) officials announced on Friday the company would begin offering up to $150 per month child care subsidies to workers at their Montgomery plant. 

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State Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Jackson Hospital COVID-19 liability case

Members of the Alabama Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday at Auburn University in a wrongful death case at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery in 2020.

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Ranked-choice voting ban advances in Senate

Members of a Senate committee voted last week to advance a bill that would ban ranked-choice voting in Alabama.

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Barry Moore lone Alabama no vote in House on bill that could ban TikTok in U.S.

Legislation that could ban TikTok, a social media app, in the United States passed the House on Tuesday.

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Nick Saban on NIL: 'All the things that I believed in for all these years ... no longer exist in college athletics'

College football in the NIL era is headed towards a “caste system” where success is based on how much college programs pay players, according to former University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

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Southern Roots Nut Company to open pecan processing plant in Dothan, adding 120 jobs

Southern Roots Nut Co. plans to open a pecan processing facility in Dothan, where the New Mexico-based company will create 120 jobs, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

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Future of medical cannabis law to be decided in April

Implementing Alabama’s medical cannabis law from 2021 might be allowed to continue with a favorable ruling by a Montgomery County Circuit Judge in April.

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Alabama’s labor force participation unchanged in January

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Monday that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for January, 2024 remained unchanged from December, 2023 at 57.4%. 

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DOJ appeals Alabama federal judge’s ruling declaring Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional

The Department of Justice on Monday appealed a ruling by U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama Judge Liles Burke who recently granted summary judgment to the National Small Business Administration in its challenge of the constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act.

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Britt, Tuberville file legislation targeting cartel-backed red snapper poachers

As the Coast Guard continues to intercept cartel-backed fish poachers in federal waters, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) filed legislation recently to target illegally caught red snapper imports. 

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Bill eliminating corporate annual reporting requirement advances in House

Legislation removing a requirement for businesses to file an annual report with the state passed a House committee on Wednesday.

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Ivey ‘thoroughly reviewing’ Senate’s gambling, lottery bills

Governor Kay Ivey said on Friday she’s reviewing whether a gambling package passed by the Senate on Thursday is a “good deal” for Alabama.

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Senate passes amended gambling plan with lottery, no new casinos

The Alabama Senate passed a gambling constitutional amendment after over seven hours of debate on Thursday.

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Ivey signs school choice bill into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signed the CHOOSE Act, a $100 million educational savings account bill, into law on Thursday morning.

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Senate expected to vote on gambling legislation today

The State Senate will likely consider a gambling constitutional amendment and bill package on Thursday.

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Senate passes $100 million educational savings account bill

The Alabama Senate passed an education savings account bill, the CHOOSE Act, on Wednesday by a 23-9 margin.

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