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Kay Ivey HB342 Signing Alabama News
Ivey signs property tax increase cap into law

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation into law that caps the amount property tax can increase every year after reappraisals.

APLS Alabama News
'Today the people of Alabama won': State library board approves rule changes for sexually explicit library books

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) approved on Thursday an amended list of proposed administrative rule changes from Gov. Kay Ivey after months of back-and-forth regarding policies that address sexually explicit children’s books.

prattville library andrew foster Alabama News
Autauga-Prattville Library Board settles lawsuit with terminated library director Andrew Foster; All parties deny wrongdoing

The Autauga-Prattville library board has reached a settlement with its former library director after a public battle following his termination and a subsequent lawsuit.

Chris Blackshear Alabama News
State Rep. Blackshear puts failed gambling package on Senate – 'Ask one of the 15 senators that voted against this legislation'

State Rep. Chris Blackshear (R-Phenix City) is not shying away from blaming the Senate for its inability to advance multiple iterations of the comprehensive gambling package during the legislative session.

APLS Board meeting Alabama News
State Library Board to vote on Gov. Ivey's proposed rule changes related to sexually explicit children's books

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) board will vote Thursday to either advance or reject a series of administrative policies suggested by Gov. Kay Ivey addressing sexually explicit books.

Space and Rocket Center. Alabama News
Father refunded for Huntsville's Space Camp months after social media post on trans employee goes viral

Clay Yarbrough, the father whose social media post caused statewide controversy surrounding Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp, has received a full refund for the trip his daughter never took.

Gov. Kay Ivey signs. Alabama News
Ivey travels to Demopolis to sign bill into law creating Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences

Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 167 (HB167) into law on Tuesday, officially approving the creation of the Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences in Demopolis.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: No taxpayer funds used to pay for trip to Trump court hearing — 'The liberal media are losing their minds'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is continuing to stand by former President Donald Trump after traveling to New York City to support Trump in his ongoing legal battle surrounding alleged hush money paid to a porn star.

Israel Flag Alabama News
Members of Alabama's federal delegation celebrate Israel Independence Day — 'America will always stand with Israel'

Republican members of Alabama’s federal delegation took time on Tuesday to recognize Israel’s Independence Day by renewing calls to support Israel in the ongoing conflicts with neighboring nations.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Givan blames Senate for Juneteenth bill failure – 'Rodger Smitherman went to the Pro-Tem and had him hold the bill in the basket'

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) blames Senate leadership, specifically State Sen. Rodger Smitherman (D-Birmingham), for blocking her legislation making Juneteenth a state holiday.

Scott Harris, Kay Ivey Alabama News
Legislation changing how State Health Officer is appointed becomes law

Governor Kay Ivey has signed legislation into law that changes how the state health officer is appointed and restructures the State Committee on Public Health.

uaw Alabama News
Alabama Democratic Party goes full pro-union as UAW vote underway at Mercedes plant — 'It’s important we reverse the troubling long-term trend of record profits to the CEOs'

The Alabama Democratic Party is fully supporting the United Auto Workers attempts to unionize the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance as voting begins.

Alabama House Democrats Alabama News
Alabama House Democrats ‘deeply disappointed’ gambling legislation failed

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus is not shying away from expressing disappointment in the legislature’s failure to advance the much-debated gambling legislation that divided lawmakers for most of the session.

State Rep. Barbara Boyd. Alabama News
State Rep. Barbara Boyd recovering from emergency surgery after being struck by alleged drunk driver

State Rep. Barbara Boyd (D-Anniston) is reportedly out of emergency surgery after her vehicle was struck by a drunk driver Friday evening.

Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter not interested in pursuing gambling next year – 'We gave it every effort we can'

After a bitter and contentious battle in the legislature over a proposed gambling package that ultimately died in the Senate, House leadership has no interest in pursuing the issue in the next session. 

Prattville-Autauga Library. Alabama News
Advocacy groups sue Prattville Library board over sexually explicit books policies

A collection of groups and individuals have filed a lawsuit against the Prattville-Autauga Library Board over its policies for regulating and placing potentially obscene or sexually explicit children’s books.

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
RIP GAMBLING 2024: House closes session by approving the education budget after a last-minute gambling push

The Alabama House of Representatives closed out the 2024 regular legislative session Thursday after briefly holding up the Education Trust Fund budget in hopes of securing a compromise on the now-dead gambling package.

State Rep. Chris Blackshear. Alabama News
House passes ETF supplemental after bashing Senate for killing gambling package – 'This House bows down to the Senate too often'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve the Education Trust Fund supplemental appropriations conference substitute, but not before several lawmakers followed a session trend of blasting the Senate for its failure to pass gambling legislation.

house Alabama News
Bill capping annual property tax increase heads to Ivey for signature

House Bill 73 (HB73) by State Rep. Phillip Pettus (R-Killen) would cap yearly property tax increases after a reappraisal.

Mary Moore Alabama News
House passes Farm Center bill after lawmakers voice frustrations with Senate

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to concur with a conference committee substitute creating a corporation to govern an Alabama Farm Center property in Jefferson County after a brief standoff surrounding votes on the likely-dead gambling legislation.

unruly student, school Alabama News
House passes Senate legislation allowing exclusion of disruptive students in public K-12 classrooms

The Alabama House of Representatives passed Senate legislation on Tuesday that would create processes by which students could be excluded from K-12 classrooms.

steve marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall files for injunction against Biden admin's Title IX changes — ‘Our schoolchildren are worth the fight'

On Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall filed to block the Biden administration's recent changes to Title IX law dealing with gender identity.

Alabama gold Alabama News
Bill ending capital gains tax on gold, precious metals heads to Ivey's desk for signature

A bill to end the capital gains tax on gold, silver, and precious metals passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now heading to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for her signature.

Myron Thompson Alabama News
Federal judge allows suit challenging AG Marshall's claim to prosecute those aiding in out-of-state abortions to continue

A federal judge recently ruled against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall in his motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ability to prosecute those who assist in facilitating out-of-state abortions.

Ivey signs Arpa Alabama News
Ivey signs anti-squatting bill into law — 'The best dwelling for an illegal squatter is a jail cell'

On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the newly passed legislation bolstering the ability of property owners and law enforcement to deal with squatters, individuals who illegally occupy the homes of others.

Israel/USA flags. Alabama News
Alabama’s federal delegation commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day by doubling down on support for Israel

Members of Alabama’s federal delegation took to social media on Monday to acknowledge Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day and to once again voice their support for Israel in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

library books, banned books Alabama News
Proponents make final push for library obscenity bill — 'We are so close to having a law that holds our libraries accountable'

Advocates against sexually explicit library books are making a last push for the final passage of a bill removing school and public library obscenity exceptions in the final days of the legislative session.

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