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Tuberville, Britt vote ‘no’ as U.S. Senate passes debt ceiling bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation to raise the national debt limit into 2025 following the bill’s approval in the House a day prior. Both of Alabama’s U.S. senators, Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) voted against the bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.

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Gov. Ivey signs education trust fund and general fund budgets along with supplemental appropriations

Gov. Kay Ivey has approved the State General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets and supplemental appropriations for the 2024 fiscal year.

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Legislature passes bill increasing penalties for gang-related felonies; Will go to Ivey for signature

The bill adding enhanced penalties for offenders involved in "criminal enterprises" passed the Alabama legislature on Thursday.

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Decatur Police Department aims to clear up confusion on bond amounts for drug offenses

The Decatur Police Department is informing the public about how bond amounts work after several citizens came forward with concerns.

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty files brief in case opposing Florida public school policy hiding gender identity unaligned with sex from parents

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed an amicus brief on Tuesday opposing a public school’s policy encouraging teachers to hide students’ usage of pronouns that don’t align with their biological sex from their parents. 

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Tuberville calls for more teacher accountability, slams Birmingham's 19% reading proficiency rate — 'That's embarrassing'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville is continuing to call for more accountability in America’s education system after comments he made about inner-city teachers sparked outrage from Democrats and leftist activists across the country.

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Some Alabama companies backing down from celebrating Pride Month while others continue to show support

Despite the negative financial impact Bud Light and Target have experienced supporting the transgender community, some Alabama businesses are continuing to celebrate Pride publicly.

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Amended grocery tax cut bill passes Senate

The Senate unanimously passed amended legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Thursday.

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Suspect killed by Russell County deputies after shooting at utility worker, pulling gun on deputies

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating after deputies fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Russell County.

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Billboards go up across Alabama thanking Tuberville 'for standing for life and against wokeness in the military'

Billboards have gone up across the state thanking U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for his ongoing fight to overturn the Department of Defense’s abortion policy.

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Grocery tax cut bill passes Senate committee as potential amendments loom

Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.

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House approves substitute bill requiring Ethics Commission to provide exculpatory evidence to respondents, Senate non-concurs

A bill that would require the Alabama Ethics Commission to provide exonerating evidence to individuals accused of violating state law passed the Alabama House of Representatives with a substitute on Wednesday.

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Tax-free overtime bill capped at $2,000 per worker in Senate committee

Legislation that originally excluded all overtime pay by hourly public and private workers in Alabama was amended in the Senate Education Budget Committee on Wednesday.

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Alabama House passes anti-ESG legislation — No Democratic debate, one Republican 'no' vote; Heads to Ivey for signature

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott specific sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance policies passed the Alabama House of Representatives unamended and with no debate.

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Human Rights Campaign labels Alabama as ‘hostile place’ for LGBTQ community

The Alabama state director for the Human Rights Campaign responded to the signing of House Bill 261, which protects college athletes.

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Mobile police officer wants to bury 'n-word' with real funeral services across city

Sgt. John Young with Mobile Police Department has always been outspoken about things he is passionate about. Just one year ago, he went viral online after speaking at a press conference about youth violence in the city of Mobile, particularly within the black community.

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Troy University: ‘Center for Civics Education and Leadership’ that could receive $1 million from Alabama’s Education Trust Fund is an American Village program

Troy University specified what its “Center for Civics Education and Leadership” is on Wednesday morning after lawmakers included a $1 million appropriation for the center their Education Trust Fund budget, which was approved by the Alabama Legislature last week.

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Legislators, policy groups call for Senate to pass adult content filter requirement bill

Legislators and policy experts called on Senate leadership to put a bill requiring manufacturers to automatically activate the adult content filter on phones and tablets sold in Alabama to a vote in the Senate in the last few remaining days of the session.

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Tuberville's national security staffer resigns following allegations he led effort to hold up military promotions due to DoD abortion policy

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) national security advisor has reportedly resigned over allegations that he played a key role in holding up over 200 senior military nominations over the Department of Defense’s abortion policy.

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Ivey corrects ESPN on legislation protecting female sports, says bill ‘will ban biological MEN from playing on FEMALE sports teams’

Governor Kay Ivey corrected a tweet from ESPN on Tuesday falsely claiming the recently signed Alabama law prohibiting biological men from participating in female collegiate sports would prohibit women from competing on female sports teams.

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Education budget no longer includes $1 million for Troy’s Johnson Center; Money now goes to unheard-of ‘Center for Civics Education and Leadership’

Late Friday night, the Alabama Legislature approved an $11.6 billion education budget which no longer includes an unexpected $1 million for Troy University’s Johnson Center for Political Economy but rather awards $1 million to a “Center for Civics Education and Leadership,” which potentially does not to exist.

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Anti-ESG bill scheduled to come to House floor on Wednesday

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies is on the docket for a House vote on Wednesday.

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Auburn 'Pride on the Plains' hosts 'family fun night' drag show for 'all ages' to kick off annual 'Pridefest'

A Lee County LGBTQ organization Pride on the Plains hosted a drag show for children on Tuesday night during a “family fun night” at the local Auburn coffee shop Coffee Mafia.

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Date set for execution of inmate convicted of killing elderly woman with claw hammer in 2001

A man convicted of killing a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 could be executed this summer 22 years after being put on Alabama’s death row.

State Rep. Jamie Kiel Alabama News
State Rep. Kiel: Absentee ballot bill still ‘very much alive’

Amended absentee ballot legislation is still “very much alive,” according to State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville).

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Alabama House members send letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary supporting congressional investigation into delay on U.S. Space Command decision

Several members of the Alabama House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Airforce Secretary Frank Kendall voicing their support for U.S. House Armed Services Committee’s investigation into the ongoing delay in choosing a permanent home for U.S. Space Command Headquarters.

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National leaders rally in Montgomery in support of 'equal protection ' legislation for total abortion ban in Alabama

Proponents of abortion abolition from all over the country gathered at the Alabama Capitol to push for a public hearing for legislation that would treat abortion as murder in the state.

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