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President Pro Tem Greg Reed: Alabama Senate delivers on its priorities at the midpoint of the 2024 legislative session

Before the 2024 legislative session began, Alabama Senate Republicans outlined a vision of legislative priorities we would accomplish this session. The list was long and ambitious, but the Alabama Senate has held true to our word and have passed every single one of them. 

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Dr. Stewart Tankersley: Breaking the chokehold of the medical-industrial complex in Alabama

The Machiavellian techniques employed by the medical-industrial complex were clearly on display this week on Goat Hill. Public health advocates were circling the wagons, having their protectors in the legislature present bad bills, one after the other. 

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Amie Beth Shaver: And now a word with our Alabama Senators...

It’s tragic, isn’t it, that gambling is back? It's tragic because people who should know and do better won’t.

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State Sens. Weaver, Givhan, Kelley receive new committee roles for remaining 2023-2026 quadrennium

State Senate leadership announced new committee appointments for State Sens. April Weaver (R-Brierfield), Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) and Keith Kelley (R-Anniston) on Thursday. 

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Wes Kitchens announces run for District 9 following Scofield's resignation — 'I’m going to do what’s right for Alabama'

Shortly after State Sen. Clay Scofield announced his resignation Monday, State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) officially launched his campaign for the soon-to-be-vacant District 9 seat.

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State Sen. Chambliss to seek Senate Majority Leader post should Scofield resign

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) is planning a bid to fill the potentially soon-to-be-vacant State Senate Majority Leader post should current Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) resign to take a government affairs position with the Business Council of Alabama.

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Two Democrats dominate Republican supermajority-led Alabama State Senate in 2023

The Alabama State Senate is assumed to be one of the most conservative legislatures in the country, boasting a 27-to-8 Republican supermajority.

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'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.

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Justin Bogie: Is the Alabama Senate letting tax relief efforts slowly die?

Alabama’s government had a more than $3 billion combined budget surplus entering 2023. Yet lawmakers still seem reluctant to give “too much” of that surplus back to its rightful owners.

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Alabama Senate approves unexpected $1 million for Troy’s Johnson Center in education budget

The Alabama Senate approved a $1 million appropriation for Troy University’s Johnson Center for Political Economy last week in its Education Trust Fund budget, but Johnson Center executive director Allen Mendenhall said he only found out about this when a reporter showed him the bill.

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Bill to remove ability for 14-year-olds to consent to medical treatments filed in Alabama Senate

A bill to remove the current ability for minors over the age of 14 to legally consent to medical treatments and operations has been filed in the Alabama Senate.  

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Watch: State Sen. Orr rips 'repugnant' economic incentives bill — 'Let's remember at what cost we make these decisions'

The so-called Jobs Act, part of a package of bills deemed "The Game Plan" by Gov. Kay Ivey, sailed through the legislature on Thursday and was signed into law by Ivey almost immediately. But it was not without vocal opposition from some in the upper chamber.

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Senate passes two economic incentive bills — Ivey’s 'Game Plan' facing zero opposition in Statehouse thus far

The Alabama Senate voted in favor of two bills on Thursday that, if passed, will expand special privileges and tax abatements for specific corporations in the state but also impose transparency requirements on certain economic incentives.

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Five legislative races to watch on Election Day

While most of the focus will be on national politics next Tuesday given much of Alabama's elections are settled during the primaries, there are a handful of Republican-versus-Democrat contests of which to be aware.

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List of primary contests in the Alabama Senate

There are ten Alabama Senate seats being contested in next week's Republican primary and four in the Democratic primary. Alabama has 35 State Senate seats in total.

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Senate passes law establishing boat titles in Alabama

The Alabama Senate passed legislation that would establish titles for new boats in the state of Alabama. Senate Bill 211 (SB211) is...

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Bill legalizing fentanyl test strips passes Senate

The Alabama Senate passed a bill that would legalize strips for testing fentanyl. Senate Bill 168, sponsored by Jim McClendon (R-Springville),...

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Bill creating registry for elder abusers passes Senate

The Alabama Senate approved a bill to create a registry of those who abuse the elderly.   Senate Bill 169 is sponsored by Sen. Vivian...

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Senate incumbents have good year of fundraising thus far

By Brandon Moseley According to recent campaign finance reports filed with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office, Republican candidates...

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Committee passes state redistricting plans

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Legislative Committee on Reapportionment approved plans to redistrict both the Alabama House of Representatives,...