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Kristin Landers: Top 20 reasons not to support casinos, sports betting and a statewide lottery in Alabama

Here are 20 reasons why those in the Alabama Legislature – and their constituents – should resist supporting expanding and legalizing gambling in the state.

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API report breaks down ‘hotbed of corruption’ gaming legislation

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) released a report outlining concerns about the gaming bills passed by The Alabama House of Representatives last week.

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Phil Williams: Whoopin' up on the gambling strawman

If you’re an advocate for the expansion of gambling in Alabama then just say so. But if you say one thing and vote another, then it taints the process.

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Alabama House of Representatives handily approves comprehensive gambling legislation

The Alabama House of Representatives passed two bills on Thursday to allow comprehensive gambling in Alabama.  

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Who is Steve Raby?

Alabama politics has many influential people. However, few have risen to the level of long-time political operative Steve Raby.

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Joey Clark: Alabama's dogged addiction to gambling hopes

Despite the pesky, pervasive and profitable persistence of illegal gaming in Alabama, nothing compares to the high-stakes games of chance found on Montgomery’s Goat Hill.  

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Should Alabama gamble with the good life?

Studies repeatedly show that a disproportionate number of poor people gamble, and they spend a disproportionate amount of their income on gambling.

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School choice, medical freedom, women's bill of rights among ALGOP's legislative priorities

The Alabama Republican Party has released its legislative priorities with less than a week until the Alabama Legislature gavels in for the 2024 session.

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Alabama's congressional delegation split on continuing resolution to temporarily fund government; Britt, Tuberville vote against

Alabama's congressional delegation split voting on a continuing resolution Thursday to fund the federal government into March, while the state's two senators voted against it.

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Exclusive preview: House lawmakers to introduce gambling bill with lottery, sports betting, Class III casino gaming

As the Alabama Legislature prepares to gavel in on February 6, work on new comprehensive gaming legislation has already begun.

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API releases 2024 BluePrint for Alabama: Plan for free markets, limited government, protection of families

The Alabama Policy Institute’s 2024 BluePrint for Alabama outlines 30 pressing issues for lawmakers to consider to enhance free markets, limit government and build strong families.

Democrat State Sen. Figures files bill to repeal constitutional protection of unborn children, add right to abortion

An amendment to insert the right to abortion in the Alabama Constitution and repeal the section that affirms the state recognizes “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children” has been filed in the Alabama Senate.

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John Giles: Who is driving Alabama’s legislative priorities? Not you and me.

If conservatives are running the Alabama government, why are non-conservative issues such as gambling and marijuana front and center in our politics?

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Long-time State Senate power Roger Bedford dies at 67

Former State Sen. Roger Bedford died at his home in Tuscaloosa Wednesday following a battle with cancer.

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Alabama House special primary results: District 16 Republicans, District 55 Democrats enter runoff

Voters in central Alabama participated in two special primary elections for the Alabama State House on Tuesday, and one ended in a runoff for the Republican nomination.

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State Sen. Allen re-files constitutional amendment requiring Star-Spangled Banner broadcasts in public schools

State Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) recently proposed a constitutional amendment for the 2024 regular legislative session to require education boards to adopt policies mandating a once-weekly broadcasting of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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State Rep. Brock Colvin pre-files bill banning government mask mandates

State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit government-compelled mask mandates in Alabama.

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How does Alabama’s new ‘anti-ESG’ bill actually work, and who does it apply to?

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed what some Republicans called the strongest piece of legislation battling controversial environmental, social, governance investing in the country. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in June.

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State Sen. Gudger pre-files controversial ballot harvesting bill for 2024 regular session

Controversial ballot harvesting legislation that caused significant stir in the 2023 regular legislative session has already been pre-filed for the 2024 legislation.

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State Rep. Brown files bill to close loopholes, regulate insurance cancellation requirements

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger’s Island) announced on Thursday that he had pre-filed legislation for the 2024 legislative session that would require all insurance companies operating in Alabama to formally provide customers a written notice at least 90 days before canceling, reducing or non-renewing their property coverage.

State Sen. Elliott to bring bill consolidating licensing boards again in 2024

Legislation that would place many state occupational licensing boards under one state office will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

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Black elected leaders claim proposed redistricting map favors white voters in Baldwin County over black voters in Mobile County

A brief filed Sunday in Alabama’s redistricting case claims the proposed congressional map takes away the power of the black vote in Mobile County and gives it to the white vote in Baldwin County.

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State Sen. Melson ‘breathing well on his own’ post-cardiac arrest in South Korea

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) is recovering well in South Korea after he was hospitalized for cardiac arrest on a legislative trip last week. 

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State Sen. Weaver to drop Carlee Russell-inspired bill creating felony charges for faking an abduction

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) announced on Monday that she will introduce legislation in the 2024 regular session that creates a new felony crime for faking an abduction.

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Lauren DeMoss Benson: It’s about time the Alabama Legislature took school choice seriously

We have yet to see the details of how this ESA bill that Ivey is so confident about will play out, but it is definitely a glimmer of hope on Alabama’s education horizon and a long-awaited step forward for our children’s future.

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House passes Pro-Tem Pringle’s redistricting map

Members of the Alabama House passed a redistricting plan sponsored by House Pro-Tem Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) on Wednesday.

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Bills to defund $5 million ADAH appropriation from Archives over LGBTQ+ luncheon likely dead

Bills to defund the Alabama Department of Archives & History of a $5 million appropriation appear to be dead after not being heard in House and Senate committees on Tuesday.

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