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State Finance Director Bill Poole says anti-prison protests not a 'significant factor' in bond sale

State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.

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Aderholt says that the Supreme Court made the most news in June

Rep. Aderholt praised the Supreme Court for their rulings in June including the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Alabama Republican Party declares Hovey the winner in SD27 race

Friday's decision by the ALGOP finally makes Jay Hovey the winner of the May 24 Republican primary and the party's nominee. The committee made the decision not to count the disputed provisional ballot that it previously had counted after ALEA produced evidence that that voter was not lawfully registereed.

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SD27 GOP primary runoff victor Jay Hovey pledges a 'low-key, common-sense style of representation'

It's now official. Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey has pulled off the biggest upset of the primary cycle in unseating three-term incumbent State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) despite being outspent 12-to-1.

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State Sen. Elliott says Alabamians 'shouldn't have to pay a toll' for proposed new Mobile Bay I-10 bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), whose State Senate District 32 is adjacent to the proposed bridge's path, called the proposal "improved" from the failed 2019 plan during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Friday.

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Pete Buttigieg visited Birmingham on Thursday to announce program to reconnect communities

"Using funds from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are proud to announce the launch of Reconnecting Communities: the first-ever dedicated federal initiative to unify neighborhoods living with the impacts of past infrastructure choices that divided them." said U.S Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Whatley bows out of disputed SD27 GOP primary

Friday, just before the Alabama Republican Party's steering committee was set to reconvene to consider the disputed Senate District 27 Republican primary contest outcome between State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) and Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey, Whatley formally announced he was dropping his challenge.

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U.S. Rep. Carl says he is 'not in the mood to send any more money' to Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) reacts to Biden's latest pledge to Ukraine during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show."

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State Rep. Stadthagen defiant against Biden administration threats to school lunches over transgender agenda

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a memo warning that some nutrition benefits, including assistance for school lunches, could be threatened if states did not reverse course on the types of actions that the legislature had taken. State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) responds.

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Attorney for voter in disputed SD27 race threatens federal lawsuit

During an appearance on "Rightside Radio" broadcasted on Huntsville's WVNN on Thursday, Bryan Taylor, legal counsel for Patsy Kenney, the so-called non-registered voter in the disputed Senate District 27 outcome, said his client was considering legal action if her vote winds up being rejected.

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Alabama Republican Party to meet today to reconsider SD27 challenge

The Alabama Republican Party will meet to reconsider whether or not Senate District 27 is really a tie or not on Friday. Sen. Tom Whatley and Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey will both have ten minutes to present their cases to the committee.

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ALGOP grants Hovey motion for rehearing of Senate District 27 contest

The Alabama Republican Party has granted a motion for a rehearing of Saturday's election contest in State Senate District 27. The motion was granted based on new evidence from ALEA about a disputed ballot. The committee on Saturday declared the race between Sen. Tom Whatley and Jay Hovey a tie. Hovey won the race by one vote, according to election results certified by local election officials.

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U.S. Rep. Moore joins effort calling on USDA to rescind directive tying school lunches to Biden transgender agenda

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) joined 13 Republican House colleagues in a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for the USDA to rescind the policy.

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AG Steve Marshall calls past week a 'seminal moment' for the conservative legal movement

During an appearance on "Rightside Radio" on Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall told host Phil Williams that last week had been a "seminal moment" for the conservative legal movement.

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State Rep. Collins calls for state to be more proactive in adoption process in wake of abortion ban

State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the chief sponsor of the 2019 Human Life Protection Act, suggests the state improve upon its existing adoption resources and protocol.

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Pete Buttigieg to visit Birmingham Thursday

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Birmingham on Thursday hosted by Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

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Republican lawmakers say Biden's economic policies making inflation worse

“I was in Alabama all last weekend going around to restaurants and grocery stores. Inflation's out of control,” Tuberville claimed. “It's been growing for the last two years ever since he [Biden] took office,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville.

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Non-registered voter’s ballot counted to tie up SD27 race after GOP hearing

Controversy continues to brew between the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama GOP after a non-registered voter’s ballot was allowed to be counted, ultimately leading to a tied State Senate race.

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U.S. Rep. Carl says Alabama leadership has to 'look at very closely' abortion ban's rape and incest issue

Monday, during a wide-ranging interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "Mobile Mornings," U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) voiced his approval of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision.

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State Sen. Albritton predicts recession coming, says state better prepared now than in 2010

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), the Alabama Senate General Fund Budget Committee chairman, insists a recession is inevitable.

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House Armed Services Committee passes National Defense Authorization Act

"This is the first step in the process – the House and Congress have a number of issues to address as we move forward. The Committee was able to blunt the impacts of inflation on the military, accelerated the recapitalization of our nuclear triad, and invest in capabilities and platforms to deter and, if necessary, defeat China and other enemies," said Congressman Mike Rogers

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Alabama Republican Party 'excited about the possibility of correcting the tragedy of Roe v. Wade'

“I cannot communicate how excited I am about the possibility of correcting the tragedy of Roe v. Wade, and restoring the sanctity of life," said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl. "It gives me hope in the ideals of individual liberty and protecting the rights of every person from the moment of conception to the grave.”

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State Senate seat likely to be decided by a coin toss

The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee voted to declare the outcome of Senate District 27, between Tom Whaley and Jay Hovey, at tie. It will likely be decided by a coin toss.

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State Rep. Oliver says SD27 coin toss decision 'an insult' to the Alabama Senate, voters

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Rep. Ed Oliver called on ALGOP chair John Wahl to forgo guidance from the steering committee and exercise his power under state law to decide best for Republican voters.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt proclaims Dobbs decision 'a great day for America'

Since assuming congressional office in 1997, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has been consistent in making the pro-life agenda a priority.

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Congress passes bipartisan gun control legislation

The landmark gun control bill will provide federal dollars to states that pass red flag laws. It also tightens the background check requirement, adds abusive boyfriends to the forbidden to purchase list, and provides millions of dollars for mental health services in schools.

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Secretary of State Merrill says HD2 ballot snafu 'still under investigation'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama's top election official, acknowledged problems in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary but said the dispute was "still under investigation."

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