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Birmingham City Council debates pledging support for Birmingham-Southern bailout, delays decision to April

The Birmingham City Council is divided in its support for a Birmingham Southern College bailout, even as Gov. Kay Ivey, state legislators and a Jefferson County commissioner have already expressed disinterest in forking up money for the private school. 

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Alabama Senate recesses for two weeks in anticipation of special session

Then Alabama legislature gaveled in Tuesday to begin what is shaping up to be a long session but swiftly scheduled a lengthy two-week recess for the as-of-yet unscheduled special legislative session.

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How to spend $1 billion in 8 pages: Draft ARPA legislation cedes spending authority to executive branch

Governor Kay Ivey is expected to call a special session within the regular session next week after she delivers her State of the State address to authorize spending of more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.

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Ivey expected to call special session to allocate $1 billion in ARPA funds at the beginning of 2023 regular session

Much like the legislative tactic used to pass the 2019 Rebuild Alabama Act that included a controversial gasoline tax increase, a special session is being planned to start at the beginning of the 2023 regular session on March 7 to allocate more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.

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Montgomery Mayor Reed plays race card in ARPA funding dispute — 'Seems like there are some things that happen now that we’ve got a black mayor'

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed lashed out at city council members Tuesday night claiming their proposal to split federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding was an attempt to "strip" and "gut" his authority and was possibly racially motivated.

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House to consider legislation to exempt ARPA payments from state income taxes

State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) on Saturday that the Alabama House of Representatives...

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Lowndes County set for improvements to wastewater system

Lowndes County will see improvements to its water and sewage infrastructure now that the Alabama legislature has approved the use of...

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Legislature passes ARPA bill

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation to appropriate the American Rescue Plan Act funding. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey...

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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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House Democrats support the ARPA appropriations bill

Alabama House Democrats held a press conference announcing tacit support for the framework of the bill appropriating American Rescue...

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Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association pleads for state funding

The Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association (ARHA) is pleading with the legislature for financial relief in the struggling restaurant...

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Alabama House Committee approves American Rescue Plan Act legislation

The House Ways and Means General Fund committee on Thursday gave a favorable report to legislation appropriating American Rescue Plan...

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Appropriations bill for the ARPA funds introduced

State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) filed the appropriations bill that would authorize the state to spend hundreds of millions of dollars...

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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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Brooks cosponsors bill to allow states to spend COVID relief dollars on “REAL” infrastructure

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) announced that he has cosponsored H.R. 5735, Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-South Dakota) and Congresswoman...

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Governor calls special session for redistricting and appropriation of ARPA funds

Gov. Kay Ivey has added an item to the call for the special legislative session on redistricting. In addition to redistricting, the...