Rise to the Moment of Truth Sunday, June 4, 2023


State Sen. Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott blasts Ivey for Baldwin County bridge turmoil — 'The buck stops with her,' 'Failure of leadership at the highest level'

Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to the Ivey administration and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) regarding its handling of a bridge project over the Intracoastal Waterway in South Baldwin County.

Photo from Run Ride and Rumbles Facebook page Alabama News
Sojourn Counseling raising money in ‘Run, Ride and Rumble’ event at Cahaba Brewing in Birmingham to provide for individuals with PTSD

Vestavia-based Sojourn Counseling will be hosting its second annual Run, Ride and Rumble for PTSD Awareness on June 10 at Cahaba Brewing in Birmingham.

Vape Alabama News
Anti-vaping bill stalls in State Senate

Legislation that would establish new fines, fees, and regulations related to the vaping industry in Alabama wasn’t voted on by the Senate after lengthy discussion on the bill Thursday.

Scrushy Alabama News
Richard Scrushy calls allegations of hiding money via prison inmate ‘hogwash’

Richard Scrushy is ready for the truth to come out, he says, following allegations in court that he is hiding millions he could use to pay what he owes from a civil lawsuit.

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Ballot harvesting bill still waiting for vote in Senate

Legislation establishing criminal penalties for certain types of absentee ballot assistance is still very much alive or dead depending on who you ask with one day remaining in the legislative session.

Brooks Wayne KBB1 Alabama News
Mo Brooks calls ethics complaint over Chinese election interference claims '100% bogus'; Katie Britt spox: Brooks 'insult to Alabama voters,' 'embarrassment' to ALGOP

Former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is on the receiving end of an ethics complaint from State Department of Education vice president Wayne Reynolds after Brooks claimed Communist China played a role in his U.S. Senate Republican primary defeat last year.

Alabama Supreme Court Alabama News
ALDOT 'optimistic' after Alabama Supreme Court denies its emergency motion to resume Baldwin County bridge project

The Alabama Department of Transportation is optimistic about the road ahead concerning the building of a bridge in south Baldwin County.

Birmingham Water Works Headquarters front door Photo by Will Blakely Alabama News
Birmingham Water Works Board manages to maintain current structure despite devastating year in 2022 and legislative attempts to clean house

If Alabama lawmakers had passed HB177 this legislative session, the current members of the Birmingham Water Works Board could have been fired and replaced. The bill would’ve also altered the qualification and appointment structure of the board.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'I really wanted to go further': Lt. Gov. Ainsworth bemoans lack of Senate movement for PRICE Act

Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth calls Senate failure to pass school choice legislation a disappointment as the session comes to an end.

Prayer warriors plan to congregate Saturday at park overlooking location of pride festival in Fairhope

A group has formed in reaction to progressive moves being made in the city of Fairhope. Now, the group is planning an event to overshadow a pride festival planned for this weekend.

Bridge Westview Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court denies emergency stay in Baldwin County Bridge Company case against ALDOT

The Supreme Court of Alabama denied a motion by the Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper to continue work on a south Alabama bridge while a lower court’s decision is being appealed.

Tuberville and Britt Alabama News
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.

Grocery tax Alabama News
Ainsworth: Grocery tax cut ‘bold first step toward my goal of abolishing it altogether’

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

Anthony Daniels Alabama News
House, Senate approve capped tax-free overtime bill

Amended legislation that excludes all overtime pay by hourly public and private workers in Alabama was passed the House and Senate on Thursday.

no guns Alabama News
Alabama Legislature passes bill requiring certain judges to report involuntarily committed patients to 'firearms prohibited persons' database

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature approved a bill requiring additional reporting from judges to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) “firearms prohibited persons” database for persons involuntarily committed to either inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Space command Alabama News
Report: Congress moves to block funding to expand temporary Space Command HQ in Colorado as Alabama HQ decision is threatened

In the latest salvo in the ongoing battle over choosing a permanent home for U.S. Space Command, Alabama lawmakers have reportedly drafted a bill to block funding the continued growth of the temporary headquarters in Colorado.

Photo from Brian Christines Facebook profile Alabama News
Brian Christine withdraws from Jefferson County Commission race, endorses Mike Bolin for District 5 seat

Last month, Birmingham-area urologist Brian Christine declared his candidacy in the special election for an open seat on the Jefferson County Commission. However, Christine has now resigned from the race and endorsed another Republican for the position.

Ivey signs Arpa Alabama News
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.

Vote Alabama News
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.

Andrewjones Alabama News
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.

Airbus Pride Alabama News
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.

Tuberville Alabama News
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.

gender fluidity Alabama News
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. 

police drugs Alabama News
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.

Police Evidence Marker Shooting 2 by Erica Thomas Alabama News
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.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
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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