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U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl predicts GOP will flip 30-35 seats in U.S. House, 2 in U.S. Senate after midterms

During a speech to the Eastern Shore Republican Women's Club on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said Republican prospects for November were looking more bullish as Labor Day has now come and gone.

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Tuberville criticizes NCAA 'lack of leadership' on NIL: 'Created an environment where student-athletes can be exploited'

Congress must pass name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation due to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) “lack of meaningful leadership and clarity” on the issue, according to Sen. Tommy Tuberville R-AL. 

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House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: School choice 'something we need to look at'

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) hinted he was open to school choice in the upcoming legislative session.

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Alabama on 'an island' in Southeast — No major tax relief in 2021 and 2022

Alabama was the only state in the Southeast to not offer its citizens any broad-based, major sales or income tax relief in 2021 or 2022.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Send IRS agents to the U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced the Bureaucrats to the Border Act last week to require new Internal Revenue Service enforcement personnel hired through the so-called Inflation Reduction Act to complete a 30-day detail supporting Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the southern border.

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Two-thirds of Alabama hospitals non-compliant with price transparency rule

Less than one-third of Alabama hospitals are complying with a Trump-era rule mandating price transparency online, according to a new report.

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State Sen. Elliott: Greenetrack tax liability, closure could open door for straight lottery bill

Earlier this week, Eutaw's Greenetrack closed as it is grappling with a tax bill that is coming in higher than its monthly revenue.

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Dothan extends $9,000-a-month D.C. lobbying contract

City commissioners in Dothan approved a two-year continuation of a contract with a lobbying firm at their most recent meeting on Aug. 15.

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Former House Democrat leader Craig Ford goes negative in Gadsden mayoral political comeback bid

A familiar face in Alabama politics is heading for a runoff in the mayoral race in the city of Gadsden.

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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner on Birmingham Water Works scandal: If we don't see some improvement, legislative action 'definitely a possibility'

For the better part of the last decade, State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) has had multiple run-ins with the Birmingham Water Works.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Government isn’t God or a piggy bank

President Biden is attempting to unilaterally erase $10,000 in federal student loan debt for individuals with incomes below $125,000 and households that earn less than $250,000 annually. His executive order (some would say fiat) was signed under the auspicious umbrella of the (length yet to be determined) national COVID emergency.

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State Rep. Stringer says state on track for constitutional carry implementation — 'I think we're going to be good with it'

The constitutional carry law passed by the legislature earlier this year, which ends the permit requirement for firearms in Alabama, will go into effect in the new year.

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U.S. Rep. Carl blasts FBI for Mar-a-Lago raid — 'I think the president, I think his wife, I think this country deserves an apology'

During a Saturday appearance on Newsmax TV, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) criticized the FBI for its handling of a raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla. earlier this month.

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House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: Medicaid expansion, escalating cost 'scares me'

Health care continues to be a concern for state policymakers as the 2023 legislative session approaches.

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Matt Clark: Forgiving student loans is bad policy and may be unconstitutional

Desperate to get a win before the midterms, President Biden announced Wednesday that he would be canceling $10,000 of student debt for people making less than $125,000 per year and $20,00 for Pell Grant recipients. This could cost between $440 billion-$600 billion.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: End the military vaccine mandate

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) joined a letter with nine of his congressional colleagues calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to end the military's vaccine mandate.

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Rep. Scott Stadthagen: Our country will regret the Biden student loan 'forgiveness' program

Biden is sending the message to Americans that your word does not have to mean anything. Your signature on a legal loan document can be ignored and then “forgiven.” You don’t have to work hard and do without luxury items until your bills are paid anymore.

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KCarl Smith: Frederick Douglass — the quintessential political adviser

The actions and policies of Donald Trump as president demonstrated to me that he is a Frederick Douglass Republican, but he never stated that publicly, to my knowledge. He should study the life and life-empowering values of Frederick Douglass and state the truth honestly -- that he is a Frederick Douglass Republican.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: Biden administration 'really did Republicans a favor' with Trump Mar-a-Lago raid

While history is still sorting out what the long-term implications of that raid are for the country, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) said politically, it has been a net positive for Republicans.

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Ivey bats down health questions — 'I just wish y'all in the media would get past all this nonsense'

Governor Kay Ivey continues to insist that the media are overplaying concerns about her health.

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Topgolf likely to receive $2.5 million in incentives from Mobile city, county governments

Earlier this week, the Mobile County Commission voted 2-1 to approve $1.25 million incentives for Topgolf, a Texas-based company with its designs to build one of its facilities, similar to the locations in Birmingham and Huntsville, in Mobile near the intersection of Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 90.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Government doesn’t produce money — taxpayers do

It’s rare that elected officials of all ideological stripes agree on how to spend money, and it’s even rarer that elected officials agree regarding cutting taxes. What is clearly unanimous in the state of Alabama is widespread understanding, and literally everyone is in agreement that state coffers are overflowing. 

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Joey Clark: What if conservatives became radicals for American liberty?

What if the revolutionaries of the past failed to understand what they had torn down? What if the progressive builders of yesteryear never wished to understand what they had destroyed in the first place? What if they were so intoxicated by their sublime vision of ‘the new thing’ — a new day, a new man, a new human nature, a new science, a new religion — that they destroyed many things worth saving? 

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Lawmakers reluctant to support removing Alabama Jobs Act economic incentives cap

The Alabama Jobs act has been in the spotlight since proposals to remove the caps on the tax credit incentives provided for corporations who decide to set up shop in the state. 

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Ivey addresses health rumors — 'Seems like some of you just want to will these rumors into being'

Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey made her first public appearance following the circulation of "rumors" that she had been experiencing health issues.

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Ainsworth: Economic incentives not 'corporate welfare'; Says impact could mean tax cuts, positive trickle-down effect

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth, who chairs the economic incentives study committee, insists the economic benefits are a net positive for the state and should not be dismissed as corporate welfare.

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State Rep. Garrett says low labor participation rate an issue — 'I've almost gotten to the point where I ignore the unemployment rate'

Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey's administration announced a low 2.6% unemployment rate, with the Governor touting her administration's efforts to keep the rate low.

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