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Education budget chair State Sen. Orr says tax rebate, cut both under consideration

Lawmakers are grappling with what to do with a $2.7 billion education budget surplus with the 2023 legislative session around the corner.

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Will Ainsworth: School choice, teacher pay, student nutrition areas to consider in 2023 for improving public education

In recent weeks, as the 2022 election cycle has wrapped and state government officials look toward 2023, improving public education in Alabama has been named by Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as a top priority.

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ABC Board administrator Mac Gipson abruptly retires, Curtis Stewart named as replacement

Mac Gipson, administrator of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, is retiring at the end of the year after 12 years in the role, according to an announcement by Gov. Kay Ivey Friday.

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Report: Terri Sewell among possible candidates to chair DCCC

Last month's loss for U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) opened one of the top leadership posts among Democrats.

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U.S. Sen.-elect Britt says internal U.S. Senate GOP leadership battle outcome 'is what it is at this point,' but urges unity going forward

Last month, U.S. Senate Republicans for the 118th Congress elected current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to continue leading the Republican caucus in 2023 and beyond.

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Most of Alabama Republican congressional delegation opposes earmark ban

Most of Alabama's Republican congressional delegation opposed banning earmarks for the upcoming Congress.

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House Speaker-designate Ledbetter announces second round of House committee chairmanship picks

House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) announced more committee appointments to come with the pending election to the Alabama House of Representatives speakership next month.

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House General Fund Budget chair Rex Reynolds: No 'broad expansion' of Medicaid — but 'there are pockets we need to look at'

Despite rumblings suggesting otherwise, incoming House General Fund Budget chairman State Rep. Rex Reynolds (R-Huntsville), who was named to the post last week, said he did not see a "broad expansion" of Medicaid in the near future.

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Republican, Democratic legislators back Jobs Act economic incentives cap increase, extension

Members of the Joint Legislative Study Commission on Economic Development Incentives recommended at a meeting Monday the Legislature consider increasing the $350 million cap on Alabama Jobs Act economic development incentives and extending the sunset date of the law for another five years until July 30, 2028.

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Freshman State Rep. Yarbrough says medical freedom, school choice top his list of legislative priorities

In one of his first interviews since winning the election for who will represent House District 7 in the Alabama Legislature, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) said he was sticking to campaign pledges and putting medical freedom and school choice at the top of his list of priorities.

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State Sen. Elliott predicts a 'continued push' to unwind the ABC board over time

For years, lawmakers in Montgomery have questioned the role of Alabama's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board in ways ranging from its participation in the wholesale and retail marketplaces to how it enforces existing laws and regulations pertaining to the sale of liquor.

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Tuberville questions FTX’s ‘high marks’ by ESG ratings companies

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) questioned the liability some major Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings companies might have for giving crypto exchange, FTX, “high marks, very high marks for corporate governance” before its recent collapse.

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U.S. Rep. Carl on January 6: 'What did Pelosi know? Why didn't she put more security out there?'

With the Republicans on the verge of taking charge of the U.S. House of Representatives on the heels of last month's elections, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) says it is not time to close the books on the January 6, 2021 incident just yet.

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Richard Shelby on 2017 vote against Roy Moore: 'I did what I did — I think it made a difference'

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has no regrets about his decision not to support former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in the 2017 U.S. Senate election.

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Ivey joins 20 Republican governors calling on Congress to remove military vaccine mandate

Congress should remove and prohibit the “Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate” on members of the military due to missed recruitment goals and current service members “leaving our ranks,” according to a letter sent this week to congressional leaders from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and 20 other Republican governors.

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Alabama federal delegation split on railway agreement — Tuberville, Shelby side with Democrat Terri Sewell in voting to approve

After months of delays and intense negotiations, the U.S. Congress approved an agreement with railway unions to avoid a shutdown.

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Legislature's Contract Review Committee approves ABC Board's $450,000 communications contract for underage drinking prevention campaign

Members of the Contract Review Committee reviewed a $450,000 communications services contract between the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board and Direct Communications Thursday for “development of anti-underage drinking materials and online/virtual presentations.”

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Wesley Britt joins lobbying firm in Montgomery

Wesley Britt, husband of U.S. Senator-elect Katie Britt, joined Fine, Geddie and Associates, an Alabama lobbying firm, this week.

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Tuberville calls for additional crypto regulations after FTX collapse

Congress should act to pass regulations on cryptocurrencies after the recent collapse of a large cryptocurrency exchange sent shockwaves through the industry, according to Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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Ivey taps Alabama 'Big Mule' powerbrokers for inaugural committee co-chairs

Governor Kay Ivey is set to be sworn in for her second full term in office on Jan.16, 2023. However, her inaugural committee resembles a who's who list of some of Alabama's top powerbrokers.

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U.S. Rep. Carl says House Republicans plan to investigate Hunter Biden, Dr. Fauci — ‘It’s looking just so dirty’

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he’s ready to put the pressure on the Democrats regarding Hunter Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci and committee memberships.

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Speaker-designate Ledbetter: 'Serious' gaming bill unlikely in 2023

According to House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), you might want to think twice about betting on the passage of a gaming bill this upcoming legislative session.

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Ledbetter to retain McCutcheon chief of staff Mark Tuggle for role

On Wednesday, State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), the Republican nominee for House Speaker for the next quadrennium, announced former State Rep. Mark Tuggle (R-Alexander City) would serve as his chief of staff if elected as speaker during the organizational session early next year.

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Conecuh County Sheriff's race in question by candidate after second recount ends in incumbent's favor

The race for sheriff in Conecuh County is being contested after one of the candidates questioned some ballots in the race that ended in a tie.

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Marshall, 21 state AGs petition for health care worker vaccine mandate repeal

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 21 other state attorneys general filed a petition last week with the federal government to repeal its healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Mo Brooks not backing Trump's 2024 bid — Tuberville backs former president '100 percent'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville is doubling down on his support of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential race, while U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is looking elsewhere for a potential candidate.

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State Sen. Givhan: Expect movement on legislation to change how state health officer is selected

The turnover in the Alabama Legislature headed into the new quadrennium, combined with new leadership in the House of Representatives, has made State House expectations somewhat of a wildcard for 2023 and beyond.

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