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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.

KIMBERLY RAWLS Alabama News
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.

Gunscards Alabama News
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).

AHSAA Alabama News
'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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America First Agenda bus tour makes stops in Alabama

The America First Policy Institute’s America First Agenda Town Halls & Bus Tour pulled into Alabama this week.

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State Sen. Jones plans bill to phase out occupational taxes

Many Alabamians may soon find some financial relief if State Sen. Andrew Jones' (R-Centre) bill to reduce municipal occupational taxes makes it through the Legislature next session.

Mo Brooks Alabama News
‘Zero chance’: Mo Brooks denies rumors of ALGOP chair bid

For weeks, rumors have been circulating about whether U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks plans to run for chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.

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U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Alabama redistricting case begin next week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that will decide whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Tuberville blasts Biden admin over border crisis 'mess'— 'Unacceptable'

In a speech on the Senate floor this week, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) slammed President Joe Biden and his administration's handling of the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Tie federal education funding to protecting parental rights

Friday, House Republicans rolled out their "Commitment to America" plan, part of the basis for voters giving the GOP control of Congress after this year's midterm elections.

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Jeff Sessions: Biden administration border policy 'an absolute evisceration of law'

According to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Democrats must pay a political price in the November 8 midterm elections for the crisis at the border brought by the Biden administration's border policies.

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U.S. Rep. Carl on DOJ's Eagle Forum subpoena: 'We do not need to fear the government — The government works for us'

The fallout continues on a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena targeting Eagle Forum of Alabama in a lawsuit against the State of Alabama for its Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

Gunscards Alabama News
Marshall, state AGs tell credit card companies to stop new gun buyer ‘list’

Credit card companies should cease implementation of a new merchant category code for purchases at gun stores that would create a “list of gun buyers,” according to a letter sent yesterday by 21 state attorneys general including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Amicus brief filed in support of Eagle Forum's rights after federal government subpoenas group for 'Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act' docs

Several organizations and individuals from across the United States have filed an amicus brief supporting a motion to quash after the Department of Justice subpoenaed a conservative interest group in Alabama.

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Andrea Alvarez wins heated runoff race for Huntsville Education Board

A highly politicized and contentious runoff election for Huntsville Board of Education (BOE) ended Tuesday in a landslide victory for Andrea Alvarez over her opponent, Angela McClure.

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