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Tag: Alabama Public Television

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers blames congressional dysfunction on cable news, social media

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) followed up his speech to the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce earlier in the week.

Aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt defends Capitol Hill effort to rein in TikTok: 'If you had thousands of spy balloons all over the United States, we would be very upset'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) discussed the need for Congress' proactive approach on dealing with the TikTok issue.

State Sen. Larry Stutts on 'Capitol Journal,' 2/29/2024 Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts on IVF ruling: 'I think the Supreme Court rightly decided the issue'

During Thursday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) discussed the State Senate's efforts to correct a potential vulnerability to Alabama's laws and constitution that threatens the practice of in-vitro fertilization after an Alabama Supreme Court ruling last month.

Ledbetter224 Alabama News
Ledbetter says 'intentionally,' 'misleading' narrative on gambling bill brought by organized crime, out-of-state sources

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) accused some of the opponents of the House of Representatives recently passed comprehensive gambling legislation of putting out a misleading narrative.

Kay Ivey on Capitol Journal, 2/16/2024 Alabama News
Ivey dismisses gambling opponent concerns: 'They don't have to gamble'

On Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey weighed in on the first two weeks of the legislative session, which included the House of Representatives' passage of a comprehensive package she endorsed.

State Rep, Chris Blackshear on APTV's Capitol Journal, 2/15/2024 Alabama News
State Rep. Blackshear: 'Our caucus is still together'

Thursday's 67-31 vote for House Bill 152, the enabling legislation accompanying a constitutional amendment on gambling, marked the end of a contentious week for members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Brian Hardin, Alabama Farmers Federation Alabama News
ALFA's Hardin: 'To say that we need to expand gambling or legalize more gambling to address enforcement does not make sense'

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) director of external affairs Brian Hardin questioned lawmakers' desire to expand gambling statewide.

Fmr State Sen. Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
'No, absolutely not': Brewbaker says no to Club for Growth, House Freedom Caucus in AL-2 GOP primary contest

If Brewbaker is to emerge as the GOP nominee for November's general election contest, he says he will do so without Club for Growth or the House Freedom Caucus.

Former Congressman Jim Martin (R-Gadsden). Alabama News
Jim Martin story to air on APT: WWII vet, Gadsden oilman, builder of Alabama GOP, congressman, father of ‘Forever Wild’

The James D. (Jim) Martin story will air on Alabama Public Television on Thursday at 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, January 18 at 12 a.m.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Senate Pro-Tem Reed hints at school choice, elections and ... more economic development legislation in 2024 session

In an interview that aired on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) offered a preview of what to expect in the early stages of this year's legislative session.

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner Hamm blames inflation, construction market for new prison cost escalation

Hamm said the high rate of inflation, paired with increased demand in the construction market resulting from an influx of government money, was to blame for those increases.

Nancy Pack Alabama News
APLS's Pack argues case for same-sex couples in library children's books, downplays role of American Library Association

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack addressed some of the controversies confronting her organization and other libraries around Alabama.

Nathaniel Ledbetter on 'Capitol Journal,' 9/1/2023 Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter warns of the rise of a 'crime organization' in Alabama without gambling regulations

Reportedly gambling will once again be up in the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

Scott Harris on APTV, 8/25/2023 Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris blames 'democratization of press' for COVID vaccine skepticism

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Harris acknowledged skepticism of his agency's recommendations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, was still a problem.

Steve Marshall on Capitol Journal, 7/22/2023 Alabama News
Marshall: No settlement with DOJ that includes a consent decree on long-running ADOC prison lawsuit

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the backlog of litigation facing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and the costs to the taxpayers that have accumulated as a result.

Kay Ivey on APTV, 7/21/2023 Alabama News
Ivey says education savings account bill in works for next session — 'My goal is for Alabama to be the most school choice-friendly state in the nation'

Although she has been seemingly absent from the public policy arena in recent months, Gov. Kay Ivey appeared on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday and revealed her office was working toward a school choice plan for the 2024 session.

Steve Murray, Alabama Department of Archives & History Alabama News
Archives & History director Steve Murray claims June LGBTQ event 'a legitimate historical inquiry' — 'It wasn't about contemporary political issues'

"It was very much a traditional talk in the way of a speaker coming in who has done research on a topic and presenting that historical research in a way that is very consistent with our long-standing pattern that really approaches just about every topic under the sun in Alabama history," Murray said.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter: Gaming in Alabama 'has got to be fixed — It's broken'

With only one day remaining, the 2023 legislative session has come and gone without a serious look at gambling. According to House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), given the influx of new members in the legislature's lower chamber, that was by design.

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels on APTV, 3/3/2023 Alabama News
Anthony Daniels, supply-sider? Democrat House Minority Leader suggests grocery tax holiday to gauge impact on ETF budget revenues

Some of the significant tax-cut rhetoric one might expect from Republican policymakers is not coming from Republican legislators. Instead, it comes from a prominent Democrat lawmaker, House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

Danny Garrett Alabama News
State Rep. Garrett: State's dependency on sales, income taxes over property taxes poses challenge for permanent tax cuts

As seems to be the case with many lawmakers, State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville), the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee chairman, is down on the prospects of permanent tax cuts under the current budgetary circumstances.

Wind Creek Casino Alabama News
Poarch Creeks still pushing for a 'comprehensive gaming bill'

A new legislature will be seated in 2023, and the leadership of the Poarch Band of Creeks Indians say they are hopeful for another shot at a comprehensive bill.

Gipson1121 Alabama News
ABC Board's Mac Gipson claims prices would go up if state got out of the retail liquor business

The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.

Ivey Alabama News
Kay Ivey noncommittal on tax relief — 'We've got to be very prudent'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey was asked about the possibility of tax relief given the budget surpluses for both the Education Trust Fund and general fund budgets.

Clouse1029 Alabama News
State Rep. Clouse touts accomplishments after 2010 GOP State House takeover in bid for House Speaker

State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), one of the two Republican candidates for Alabama Speaker of the House, first came to the state legislature in 1994, which was a time when Republicans were making inroads for local elected offices in Alabama.

Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris: Alabama had more deaths than births for two consecutive years

Could Alabama suffer from a demographic crunch in the coming years?

Daniels Alabama News
House Minority Leader Daniels: 'Look for the Democratic Party to be back in charge in about 20 years' with closed primaries

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Daniels said he was opposed to a closed primary system.

Boozer88 Alabama News
State Treasurer: Alabama's treasury fund at $10.6 billion, up from $3.6 billion in 2019

The State of Alabama's coffers are flush with cash, at least for now.

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