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U.S. Rep. Carl warns of Chinese threats with farmland purchases, fentanyl – 'We cannot allow our food chain to be bought up by foreign countries'

Whether it’s buying up U.S. land or poisoning its citizens with deadly fentanyl, the threat China poses to America is hard to ignore. That’s why U.S. Rep Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) recently signed onto a bill that aims to push back against foreign influence.

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Two of three U.S. Senate candidates late on financial disclosure

Two of the three candidates for U.S. Senate in Alabama haven’t filed required annual financial disclosure forms before the upcoming general election in November.

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Democrat U.S. Senate nominee Will Boyd warns SCOTUS abortion ruling could threaten contraception, marriage, Brown v. Board of Education ruling

Alabama Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Will Boyd sees this year's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision as having a more wide-reaching impact on long-settled customs beyond abortion and 1972's Roe v. Wade ruling.

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AEA drops $1.5 million on state politics this election cycle – Republicans beneficiaries over Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin

Just in this last election cycle, Jan. 1, 2019, until present, AEA has contributed $1,535,625.79 to candidates, lawmakers and BOE members across the state.

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State Rep. Sorrell: School choice bill 'probably' coming in next session, but AEA still wields influence with GOP

Although his days as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives are numbered, State Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals) said he expected a school choice bill to be considered in the upcoming legislative session.

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Tuberville calls 'pro-crime' Democratic Party push for 'reparation' BS

While much of the state had its eyes on the Texas A&M-Alabama matchup in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was in Minden, Nev. speaking at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump to promote Nevada Republican U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt's candidacy.

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‘Let’s do this publicly’: Orange Beach mayor challenges Gulf Shores mayor to town hall over toll bridge dispute

Orange Beach mayor Tony Kennon said he wants to speak with Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft publicly over disputes surrounding the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) proposed alternative to the Foley Beach Express toll bridge.

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Four Alabama congressional Republicans raise concerns over foreign-owned agricultural land

Four Republican members of Alabama’s congressional delegation are scrutinizing an increase in foreign buyers of agricultural land in the United States.

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Senate Pro-Tem Reed tepid on possibility of budget surplus used for tax relief

Reportedly, tax revenues into Alabama's Education Trust Fund (ETF) hit a record $10.4 billion, a whopping 20.54% higher than a year earlier. 

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State Rep. Pringle looks to ban taxpayer-funded non-disclosure agreements

State Rep. Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) said Thursday he’s planning to file legislation to ban non-disclosure agreements involving taxpayer dollars.

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AG Marshall slams Biden admin for 'acting beyond their authority' in withholding funding for schools — 'Sovereignty isn't for sale'

Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday blasted President Joe Biden and his administration for "acting beyond their authority" by attempting to pressure Alabama to shift toward genderless bathrooms in schools.

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State Sen. Stutts pledges to seek tax elimination — 'Lowering taxes to me is more important than incentives'

How Alabama should handle its budget surplus continues to fuel speculation about the possibility of the Alabama Legislature instituting tax relief in the upcoming quadrennium.

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State Sen. Sessions downplays Medicaid expansion possibilities – 'I think that ship has done sailed'

Add State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) to the list of Medicaid expansion skeptics.

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Candidate for Houston County Coroner ends up in front of Ethics Commission, blames 'uneducated' Democratic Party

Kimberly Renee Rawls told the Alabama Ethics Commission she blames the Houston County Democratic party for not helping her get started on her campaign.

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Tuberville’s ‘Families of the Fallen’ bill expected to be signed into law soon

A bill by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) that would increase the maximum life insurance benefit for military families by $100,000 is expected to be signed into law this week.

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Pete Riehm seeks to flip long-time Democrat Senate District 33 to GOP

Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Pete Riehm, a fixture on the Mobile talk radio airwaves and 2012 congressional candidate, has some saying SD33 is one to watch in a state with very few competitive general election races.

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Barry Moore aide indicted for insurance fraud, placed on administrative leave

A congressional aide at the Dothan office of U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was placed on administrative leave after she was jailed Monday on charges of insurance fraud, according to reports.

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Fire officials warn expiration of federal money could further fuel equipment, staffing crisis in Alabama

With higher prices and less availability of equipment and fewer people interested in first responder jobs, Gene Coleman said Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) are necessary.

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Ivey floats tax rebate, rules out 'permanent structural change'

Monday, in a statement marking the end of the fiscal year, Gov. Kay Ivey teased a possible tax relief plan.

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Shelby, Tuberville accuse bank of ‘targeting’ Americans’ firearm purchases

Amalgamated Bank should “expect Congressional oversight” over its role in creating a new merchant category code specifically for gun and ammunition retailers, according to a letter sent to Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated’s CEO, last week signed by U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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'We are going to help them help themselves': State Sen. Elliott says more to come for AHSAA despite religious scheduling request rule change

According to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), there is still work to be done regarding the AHSAA.

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Sens. Shelby, Tuberville split on continuing resolution vote

Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) were recently at odds over legislation to avoid a government shutdown.

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Was U.S. Rep. Carl right? Did Fauci profit off COVID?

Just over a year ago, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he was convinced National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci’s shifting guidance on COVID-19 virus mitigation was financially motivated.

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Jefferson County sheriff candidate Jared Hudson explains importance of protecting constitutional rights

Jared Hudson is running for Sheriff of Jefferson County on the Republican ticket, and he believes the office of sheriff is more important than many people think.

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Tuberville cautious about Shelby-supported electoral reform bill

A bill aimed at electoral reform made it out of committee in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday with the help of Sen. Richard Shelby. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said he wants to wait and see what's in the bill before deciding how to vote.

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South Dakota, West Virginia governors announce major tax cut plans. What about Alabama?

In another sign that Alabama needs to pass major tax relief soon to remain competitive with much of the rest of the nation, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice both announced major tax cut proposals for their respective states this week.

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Tuberville hopes DOJ’s Eagle Forum subpoena ‘handled in the court’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called Eagle Forum “a very good group” and “we’ll just have to let the courts decide” on a recent subpoena by the Department of Justice sent to Eagle Forum.

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