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Brock Colvin Alabama News
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.

ESG blocks Alabama News
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.

Garlan Gudger Jr. Alabama News
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.

Chip Brown Alabama News
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).

Redistricting Alabama News
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.

Melson Alabama News
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. 

April Weaver Alabama News
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.

School Choice Alabama News
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.

Redistricting10 Alabama News
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.

AL Dept of Archives and History Lon Worley Alabama News
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.

congressional map Alabama News
New congressional map for Alabama approved by redistricting committee

A new congressional map that doesn’t pit any incumbents against each other was approved by the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment on Monday.

Sorrell, Givhan Alabama News
Former State Rep. Sorrell, State Sen. Givhan lead Club for Growth 2022 legislative scorecard; Democrats receive lowest scores in both houses

Club For Growth Foundation, the conservative advocacy organization dedicated to economic growth and limited government, recently released its 2022 Alabama economic scorecard.

Delegation Alabama News
Most of Alabama's congressional delegation silent on redistricting nonprofit donations

How many members of Alabama’s congressional delegation donated to a new redistricting nonprofit called Citizens for Fair Representation?

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth: Alabama’s historic grocery tax cut shows we must always attempt to accomplish what others say can’t be done

Our success in cutting the grocery tax demonstrates what can be accomplished if we stay true to our conservative beliefs, build consensus among lawmakers, and have the courage to attempt to accomplish what many say can’t be done.  

notary Alabama News
‘Substantial overhaul’ for notaries public in Alabama soon to take effect September 1

Legislation adding new requirements to become a notary public in Alabama was passed into law in the previous legislative session.

Fentanyl, drugs Alabama News
Fentanyl manslaughter law mistake won’t be addressed until 2024

A bill passed last session to allow prosecutors to charge fentanyl distributors with felony manslaughter in connection to overdose deaths won’t be brought up in an upcoming special session, according to the bill’s sponsor.

Alabama Capitol Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Alabama lawmakers should build on progress made during the 2023 session

There was worthwhile progress made in areas such as tax relief for citizens and expansion of the Alabama Accountability Act scholarship and charter school programs. More work remains, however.

Screen Shot 2023 06 26 at 2 31 19 PM Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter, State Rep. Simpson tout 'most conservative legislature' status on social media from 2021 poll

Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Fairhope) shared a two-year-old CPAC poll on Twitter last week that lists Alabama as the “most conservative” state legislature in the country.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'The least we could do' — Ainsworth applauds passage of legislative package to improve life for military members in the state

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth applauds the legislature’s passage of a bill package meant to improve the lives of veterans, servicemembers and their families in Alabama.

State Sen. Josh Carnley Alabama News
'All we're teaching is the radical left stuff' — State Sen. Josh Carnley weighs in on Alabama culture wars and his first legislative term

Freshman State Sen. Josh Carnley (R-Ino) answered some questions about his first legislative term, gaming bills and the cultural issues of the day.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Alabama considering July special session for congressional redistricting

Legislators could convene in mid-July in a special session to consider new Congressional maps.

Mark Shirey Alabama News
State Rep. Shirey says state medical association derailed State Health Officer reforms — 'I absolutely believe there's something to be done there'

Freshman State Rep. Mark Shirey (R-Mobile) says he believes State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris survived the scrutiny of the Alabama Legislature because of the lobby working under the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) banner in Montgomery this session.

Randy Owen Alabama News
Alabama House of Representatives honors Alabama country music star Randy Owen

The Alabama House of Representatives honored Randy Owen of the country music band Alabama on the final day of the 2023 legislative session.

Clay Scofield Alabama News
Alabama Legislature passes Scofield-sponsored resolution affirming Huntsville as best location for U.S. Space Command HQ

Alabama Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield and other state lawmakers are lending their support for locating U.S. Space Command’s permanent headquarters in Huntsville.

AL Governor Ivey Kay Alabama Alabama News
Ivey signs anti-ESG legislation into law

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott specific sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday. 

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
State Rep. Paschal applauds passage of parental rights bill — 'Ensures that the God-granted, decision-making power afforded to parents in raising their children is guaranteed, protected, and preserved'

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) applauds the legislature’s passage of his Parent Rights Protection Act legislation as the legislative session winds down.

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