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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

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AL.com cartoonist JD Crowe's KKK obsession

The Ku Klux Klan hasn't had any significant social, political or economic influence in Alabama in decades, but AL.com cartoonist J.D. Crowe seems determined to keep its memory alive.

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House passes bill allowing tax credits for donations to pregnancy resource centers — Dem State Rep. Drummond blasts bill sponsor for being male

On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow tax credits for individuals that donate to certain pregnancy resource centers.

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'What is the big boogeyman with the state retirement system owning it?': State Sen. Givhan pushes RSA-owned statehouse proposal

The leading proposal for a new building to house the state government's legislative branch appears to involve a public-private partnership between the State of Alabama and the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).

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State Sen. Elliott: Anti-ESG bill 'one of the widest, broadest pieces of ESG legislation in the country'

Last week, State Sen. Dan Roberts' (R-Mountain Brook) bill that would prohibit state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies passed out of the Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton claims no absentee ballot fraud, ballot harvesting in Alabama

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to crack down on ballot harvesting. House Bill 209, sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), passed in the lower chamber by a 76-28 vote and now awaits debate in the Alabama Senate.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemns Tuberville's hold on military promotions over abortion policy

Despite not having the support of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) continues to hold up roughly 184 military promotions in a principled stand against the U.S. Defense Department funding abortions for service members.

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State Rep. Brown: It is 'a good sign' Ivey has not weighed in on the grocery tax reduction proposal

While efforts to reduce tax liability, mainly Alabama's portion of the tax applied to groceries, have picked up steam in the recent weeks in the Alabama Legislature, Gov. Kay Ivey is missing from the discussion.

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State Sen. Stutts on PRICE Act: 'We're going to vote it out of committee'

State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) is confident about the chances of major school choice legislation passing out of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday.

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Tuberville blasts women's soccer standout Megan Rapinoe for promoting trans athletes in women's sports — 'The biggest bunch of crap I’ve ever heard'

Tuberville criticized professional female soccer player Megan Rapinoe and others like her who have lent their support and influence to promote trans athletes to the detriment of their own sports.

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State Sen. Orr says decision to strip Montgomery waterpark, Mobile airport funding from ETF budget based on keeping education dollars focused on educational matters

Governor Kay Ivey's education budget proposal offered earlier this year included money for some high-profile non-education projects. But they will not be in the budget coming out of the Alabama Legislature, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

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State Sen. Stutts: ‘Absolutely, there’s time’ left to pass PRICE Act

Despite a setback last week, there’s still time to pass major school choice legislation in the current legislative session, according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).

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State Sen. Waggoner on Birmingham-Southern bailout loan: 'This is not anything new as far as giving state money to a private company or private four-year institution'

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) is continuing his campaign for the Alabama Legislature to rescue the financially beleaguered Birmingham-Southern College.

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State legislators introduce bill to ban public drag shows where children are present

With gender issues and transgender ideology being pushed onto children more and more across the country, parents and conservative lawmakers are starting to push back.

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Rogers, Strong press Air Force officials to stop delaying Space Command decision — 'You need to end this charade and make the announcement'

“We are beyond the point of frustration with the continued delay in announcing the final decision on SPACECOM basing,” Rogers said.

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'We're going to get school choice in Alabama': Ainsworth urges advocates not to get discouraged

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" later on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, a pro-school choice advocate, likened the process to the so-called "Free the Hops" effort, which, in part, led to the growth in the number of craft beer breweries in Alabama. The effort took many years but eventually succeeded.

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Britt introduces bill requiring social media users be at least 13 years old — 'A bold, critical step to protect our kids, secure their future and empower parents'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan bill to address the growing concern among parents about how social media could be negatively impacting their children.

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Watch: State Sen. Orr rips 'repugnant' economic incentives bill — 'Let's remember at what cost we make these decisions'

The so-called Jobs Act, part of a package of bills deemed "The Game Plan" by Gov. Kay Ivey, sailed through the legislature on Thursday and was signed into law by Ivey almost immediately. But it was not without vocal opposition from some in the upper chamber.

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Alabama Democratic Party vice chair Tabitha Isner: Law enforcement 'hypocrites' for charging Dadeville shooting suspects as adults

As a fifth suspect was arrested Thursday in connection to the fatal shooting on April 15 at a “Sweet 16” party in Dadeville, Alabama Democratic Party Vice President Tabitha Isner condemned the “hypocrisy” of law enforcement for charging the suspects as adults.

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Legislation requiring financial literacy testing in public schools passes Alabama House

A bill to mandate testing for financial literacy in Alabama schools passes the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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U.S. Rep. Moore introduces bill to repeal 16th amendment on taxation; Supports abolishing the IRS

"We need to repeal the 16th Amendment, get rid of the IRS, and put this hard-earned money back in the wallets of American families."

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Biden administration 'has put people in place that have no capability to do the job'

During an appearance on this week's broadcast of Newsmax TV's "Saturday Agenda," U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) criticized the hiring practices of President Joe Biden at the very top of his administration.

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Alabama College Republicans back bill to add financial literacy requirement to Alabama high schools

The College Republican Federation of Alabama is backing a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives to require students to learn financial literacy before graduating high school in the state.

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Senate passes two economic incentive bills — Ivey’s 'Game Plan' facing zero opposition in Statehouse thus far

The Alabama Senate voted in favor of two bills on Thursday that, if passed, will expand special privileges and tax abatements for specific corporations in the state but also impose transparency requirements on certain economic incentives.

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Alabama House unanimously passes economic incentive package to expand special funding, tax abatements for private corporations

The Alabama House of Representatives passed four economic incentive bills included in Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Game Plan,” expanding the state’s ability to provide special funding and tax abatements to specific corporations.

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Divisive concepts bill clears committee, moves to House of Representatives for vote

The bill by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) banning the teaching of “divisive concepts” in Alabama schools and universities has passed committee and will go to the floor for a vote.

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State Rep. Givan crafting bill to create loan incentive program for Birmingham-Southern, other institutions in need of financial assistance

The future of Birmingham-Southern College remains uncertain, but State Rep. Juandalynn Givan believes there’s hope for the financially struggling school.

School Choice Alabama News
Stutts, Yarbrough roll out school choice bills — 'I expect broad support'

The long-awaited Parental Rights in Children's Education (PRICE) Act, which would offer comprehensive school choice in Alabama, has been filed in the Alabama Legislature.

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