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Tag: 2022 REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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Senate passes ARPA funds bill

The Alabama Senate passed a bill distributing $772 million of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to various state and local...

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House and Senate pass American Rescue Plan Act appropriation bills

The Alabama House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act appropriation on Tuesday with broad bipartisan support on...

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Alabama Speaker of the House announces changes and appointments in House Committee structure

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) announced several changes in the House committee leadership structure. These changes...

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API endorses grocery tax repeal

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced it supports a bill repealing the tax on groceries. API added the bill to its annual legislative...

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Legislators briefed on education by State Superintendent

Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey addressed legislators who serve on the budget committees on the state of education...

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Bill to phase out municipal occupation taxes gets held over in committee

Proposed legislation that would gradually phase out municipal occupation taxes stalled in committee earlier this week with  legislators...

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Alabama Senator wants to prioritize bill to cut stimulus check amounts from state income tax

In 2021, the U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Act. Americans received tax credit stimulus checks, many wired straight into...

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Ivey calls a special session

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Tuesday signed a proclamation calling the Alabama Legislature into a special session to handle the task...

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Judiciary Committee considers bill changing how bail is handled

A bill addressing posting bond in municipal court cases received a favorable report on Tuesday from the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee....

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Holmes to introduce grocery tax repeal

Alabama is just one of a handful of states that charges sales taxes on groceries. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim James (R) said that...

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Revisions to Memorial Preservation Act to be considered

On Tuesday, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will consider legislation authorizing the Alabama Attorney General’s office to...

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Bill introduced to end the Certificate of Need Board

A bill has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature that would downsize state government by eliminating the requirement that a hospital...

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Wes Kitchens elected to serve as Vice Chair of Alabama House Republican Caucus

The Alabama House Republican Caucus on Thursday announced that State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R - Arab) has been elected to serve as Vice-Chair....

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State BOE member supports legislation to consider overhaul of Alabama’s Textbook Law

The Alabama Legislature is poised to consider two bills overhauling the state textbook committee. Both pieces of legislation are designed...

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Legislature to consider a supplemental State General Fund appropriations bill

The 2022 State General Fund budget (SGF) was the largest in the history of the state. Last year the Alabama Legislature predicted robust...

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House committee approves act to repeal law allowing student athletes to be compensated

On Wednesday, the Alabama House State Government Committee unanimously voted to give a favorable report to a bill that would repeal...

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Alabama Republican Party Chairman commends House GOP Caucus for supporting constitutional carry

Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl commended the State House Republican Caucus for unanimously voting to add constitutional...

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Legislature likely to appropriate American Rescue Act dollars sooner rather than later

The state of Alabama has over $580 million in American Rescue Act dollars to appropriate during this legislative session. Legislative...

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Governor Ivey to deliver 2022 state of the state address tonight

At the invitation of the Alabama House of Representatives, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) will deliver the annual state of the state...

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House GOP Caucus unveils “Standing Tall for Alabama” Agenda

Members of the House Republican Caucus leadership and agenda committee held a news conference on Wednesday where they unveiled the...

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Today is the last day of 2021 to make a political contribution

Money is the life blood of politics. In today’s world everyone watches a different television channel, follows different podcasts and...

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12 issues to watch in the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session

Saturday marks a new year. Ten days later, Alabama’s 35 Senators and 105 Representatives will be back in Montgomery for the 2022 Alabama...

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Alabama Senator re-files bill to ban gender-changing procedures in children

By Brandon Moseley Legislation has been pre-filed in the Alabama Senate ahead of the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session that...

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University of Alabama Faculty Senate denounces critical race theory legislation

By Brandon Moseley Last week the University of Alabama Faculty Senate passed a resolution opposing critical race theory legislation...

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Treadaway pre-files riot bill

By Brandon Moseley The 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative session is just 28 days away and already dozens of bills have been pre-filed...

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Some lawmakers want to ‘Axe the Food Tax’ in Alabama

By Brandon Moseley Food prices are climbing, directly impacting Alabama families – particularly the poor and those on fixed incomes....

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State legislators ponder how to spend billions in federal dollars

By Brandon Moseley Members of both the Alabama Senate and House budget committees were in Montgomery on Thursday for a presentation...

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