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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

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House passes legislation creating federal protection for abortion rights

"These bills are meant to trample on the Dobbs decision, which affirmed that there is no constitutional right to abortion and sent the power to determine abortion laws back to the states. Democrats’ unconstitutional and barbaric legislation demonstrates how radical the pro-abortion movement has become and would end thousands of innocent lives if signed into law.," Rep. Barry Moore wrote.

Port of Mobile Alabama News
Shelby predicts 'big boost' in employment, traffic from Port of Mobile expansion

Richard Shelby boasted about the progress of the Port of Mobile during an interview with Mobile NBC affiliate WPMI, He predicted an uptick in business upon completion in the years to come.

England Alabama News
After low primary participation, State Rep. England won't seek another term as Alabama Democratic Party chair

Late Thursday, the Alabama Democratic Party Executive Committee reportedly announced State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) would not seek another term as party chairman.

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Dean Odle running as a write-in candidate for governor

"How did Kay Ivey win the primary election without a run-off? Did people forget about her gas tax, her unnecessary and unconstitutional shutdown of businesses, churches and schools, her mask-mandate, and her harsh, false accusations against the “unvaccinated folks?” Dean Odle said announcing his write-in campaign for Governor.

Kay Ivey addressing economic developers 2 Alabama News
Ivey shares progress report on Alabama workforce development

“I am proud of our progress and predict we are well on our way to surpassing the goal of adding 500,000 additional credentialed individuals to our workforce by 2025,” said Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey,

Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers slams legislature for using ARPA money on prison construction

However, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said he saw the use of ARPA money on prisons instead of rural broadband as inappropriate.

Harrison Butler Alabama News
Kimberly Butler challenge denied in HD2; Ben Harrison declared GOP nominee

On Tuesday, the Alabama Republican Party steering committee opted not to accept a challenge from Republican House District 2 hopeful Kimberly Butler, citing a late filing fee as the justification for the decision.

Money Alabama News
Inflation hits 40-year high - Alabama Republicans blame Biden's economic policies

“We are talking about basic necessities like groceries, clothes, transportation. Families no longer have extra money to do things like go out to eat after Church or take a vacation. Soaring prices are impacting small business too," Sen. Tommy Tuberville said.

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Alabama Congressmembers at odds over Active Shooter Alert Act bill

“This critical bill builds on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which I proudly voted for last month, by helping to keep people safe and informed during active shooter incidents," said Rep. Sewell.

Kennon Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon reacts to 'abortion ship' – 'Time for pro-life people to say that ain't going to happen, lady'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he vehemently opposes such an effort off the coast of his city.

Moore639 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore urges other states to adopt Alabama-style occupational license reciprocity for military families

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore suggests California and other states adopt the license reciprocity guarantee offered in Alabama to help ease high military spousal unemployment levels.

Dr Jimmy Blake with Kaye Reyes Alabama News
Former Birmingham City Councilmember running for governor

Former Birmingham City Councilman Jimmy Blake is running for Governor of Alabama as the Alabama Libertarian nominee on the Nov. 8 general election.

Town Alabama News
Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town says 'floating abortion clinic' still illegal – 'Getting cute with the law is going to fail'

A $20 million proposal to put an abortion clinic off the coast of Alabama in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will not work, according to former U.S. Attorney Jay Town.

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Democratic Party candidate Yolanda Flowers facing criticism for her Christian beliefs

Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Alabama Yolanda Flowers calls for Alabama Democrats to unite; and confronts her critics.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville and other GOP Senators call on Biden Justice Department to stop sending federal funds to partisan organizations

"“This corrupt practice is a prime example of executive overreach. It is Congress’s job to direct federal funds and federal bureaucrats should not be in the business of picking winners and losers.  Federal settlement funds should go to the victims first and then to the U.S. Treasury," said Tuberville.

Elliott625 Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey, ADOC commissioner to 'drive,' get Alabama prison system 'out of the ditch'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) discussed the problems with Alabama's corrections system and called on Gov. Kay Ivey and ADOC commissioner John Hamm to follow up on the legislature's actions and to get the system "out of the ditch."

Hogan Alabama News
Maryland Gov. Hogan cites Kay Ivey primary victory as example of Trump's 'diminishing' influence

Governor Kay Ivey got a peculiar shoutout during Sunday's broadcast of NBC's "Meet the Press."

Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth addresses Mid-Alabama Republican Club

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to the Mid-Alabama Republican Club on Saturday where he addressed a large number of topics.

Butler Alabama News
Election contest filed in Alabama House District 2

Kimberly Butler, the third-place finisher in the May 24 House District 2 Republican primary is challenging the final election results arguing that she rather than Jason Black should have been in the runoff with certified winner Ben Harrison. The ALGOP candidates committee will hear Butler's challenge.

Marker Alabama News
Mobile County Community Remembrance Project, local officials spar over lynching historical marker

On Saturday, the Mobile County Community Remembrance Project (MCCR), in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, was set to formally unveil a historical marker in downtown Mobile erected by the City of Mobile.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr suggests 'second look' at 2019 abortion ban but says law ultimately up to constituents

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), who is an attorney, said the legislature would have to take a "second look" at the law.

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Tuberville and Britt slam Biden executive order on abortion

"The States have the right to protect life, and that’s exactly what Alabama is going to do. In the U.S. Senate, I will fight back against Joe Biden’s continual overreach and protect the God-given right to life,” Katie Britt said.

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Etowah County registrars resign over election issues

On Thursday, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill (R) published a column in which he stated that the Board of Registrars in the state with “The most egregious dereliction of duties” were asked to resign and they did.

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Tuberville blames economic policies for Biden’s poor polling

“Families are struggling to afford Biden's economy, doing everything from eating less meat to canceling vacations," Tuberville said,

Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer says Biden administration 'very disingenuous' with claims of issuing oil and gas permits

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) acknowledged the Biden administration's issuances of oil and gas leases but explained they came with onerous requirements.

Scofield Alabama News
State Senate Majority Leader Scofield downplays ARPA special session possibility – 'Not sure that there’s a whole lot of rush'

During an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Yaffee Program," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) argued there was no urgency for a special session before the 2023 regular session.

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Alabama Republican Party may declare Biden’s presidency to be illegitimate

Proposed Alabama Republican Party resolution states that, "The Alabama Republican Party believes that substantial election fraud was committed by local election officials in key metropolitan areas too numerous to list that significantly affected the results in five key states in favor of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.,"

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