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Sewell, Carl vote for appropriations package, Brooks points out questionable funding

Congressmembers Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) and Jerry Carl (R-AL01) both voted on Tuesday to keep the government funded and touted the benefits...

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Mo Brooks Jan.6 lawsuit dismissed

The lawsuit against Congressman Mo Brooks, alleging involvement in the Capitol riots of Jan. 6, 2021, has been dismissed. In the wake...

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Alabama House rejects Senate version of Constitutional carry bill

On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives voted not to concur with Senate changes to the permitless carry bill. Permitless,...

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Alabama announces starting date for Red Snapper Season

Red Snapper season will open on Friday, May 27. State and federal waters will be open to private and state-licensed charter vessel...

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State Rep. David Wheeler has died

State Rep. David Wheeler (R-Vestavia) has passed away early Wednesday morning. He was 72. ****UPDATED 3/11/2022 to include the funeral...

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Legislature to hold public hearings on two child custody bills Wednesday

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on two bills Wednesday that attempt to reform Alabama’s...

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Indictment reveals details and accusations against mother of murdered east Alabama child

New details in the brutal murder of Kamarie Holland, a five-year-old in East Alabama, have been made public in an indictment. Prosecutors...

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Alabama AG calls out Biden for refusal to allow new domestic oil, gas production

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Tuesday called out President Joe Biden for his continued refusal to lift his ban on the...

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House passes largest education budget in history, discussing tax reform

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed an $8.1 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget – the largest in the history...

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State Sen. Livingston blames Biden for higher gas prices, warns of economic fallout

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) is familiar with fuel prices and how they can impact a community's economic standing. Livingston,...

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Ag Commissioner Pate: Alabama farmers to feel impact from Russian invasion of Ukraine

Although the Russia-Ukraine conflict is 5,000 miles away, seemingly on the other side of the globe, it will have an impact in Alabama....

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Permitless carry bill not addressed by the House

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives did not vote on permitless carry, so final passage of the legislation is still up...

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Lawmakers pursuing possible war crime charge against Putin

Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) is an original cosponsor of Congressman Michael Burgess’ (R–TX) resolution, H.Con.Res. 76, expressing...

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Vulnerable Child Protection Act passes out of committee

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee gave a favorable report to controversial legislation that would protect children from sex-change...

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Tuberville proposal would make Daylight Saving Time permanent

With clocks "springing forward" to observe Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on his colleagues...

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Lawmakers considering capping ticket revenue for police; Police chiefs react

Police chiefs in Alabama, like Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt, are watching the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session as some bills...

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State Sen. Jones seeks to end 'regressive' municipal occupational taxes

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) is seeking to eliminate occupational taxes that exist in more than two dozen Alabama cities. According...

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Eagle Forum's Gerritson: $92M Numeracy Act promotes Common Core math: 'This bill needs to die'

Eagle Forum of Alabama executive director Becky Gerritson warns the $92 million Numeracy Act is not what it is perceived by some to...

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Ed Packard calls on Legislature to pass election legislation

Ed Packard, Republican Party candidate for Secretary of State, announced his support on Monday for House Bill 204 (HB204) and Senate...

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Q&A: New gambling legislation in the shoe

A gambling bill package was introduced Thursday to the Alabama legislature. SB294, by Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), is nearly 77...

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House Committee advances bill to codify the requirement of a paper ballot

The House Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections Committee voted last week to advance legislation that would require a paper ballot...

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Education budget to be considered on House floor this week

The Alabama House of Representatives will consider the Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget when it goes into session on Tuesday. The...

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7 Alabama companies recognized for export success

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) recognized seven Alabama companies last week with the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for their export...

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Legislation would prohibit prescribing medical cannabis to pregnant women

Last year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation that would set events in motion to make so-called medical cannabis legal in Alabama....

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State Senate Pro-Tem Reed backs proposal to eliminate Alabama's business privilege tax

With less than half the 2022 legislative session days remaining, there are still some bills on the docket under consideration, including...

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Alabama Republican Caucus passes resolution urging Feds to increase US energy, defense

The Alabama State House Republican Caucus passed a resolution “urging the federal government to increase American strength through...

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U.S. Rep. Rogers: Ukrainian military trained to use U.S. weaponry against Russian invaders

Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced it was providing $350 million in lethal aid for Ukraine's defense against Russian...

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