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Senate committee approves bill setting public records request response deadlines

The Senate County and Municipal Government Committee passed a bill by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) on Tuesday that sets deadlines for responses to public records requests for government documents.

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Bill clawing back incentives from companies who voluntarily recognize unionization approved by Senate committee

Members of the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee approved a bill by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) on Wednesday barring businesses from receiving economic development incentives if they voluntarily recognize their employees' union. 

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Senate committee passes religious exemption option for K-12 vaccine requirements

Members of the Senate Education Policy Committee passed a bill that would make it easier for K-12 students in Alabama to receive religious exemptions from vaccine requirements passed on Wednesday.

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State Sen. Orr files bill to allow ALFA to sell health plans

Legislation was filed on Tuesday that would allow the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) to begin offering health plans to their members.

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Right-to-work incentives bill filed in response to Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz workers’ unionization push in Montgomery, Vance plants

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) filed legislation on Tuesday barring businesses from receiving economic development incentives if they voluntarily recognize their employees’ union under certain circumstances.

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Bill would allow ABC Board to own warehouses

Legislation by State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) would allow the Alcoholic Beverages Control (ABC) Board to own warehouses used for holding and distributing alcoholic beverages.

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State Sen. Orr calls on legislators 'beating their chest over thumping libraries and the Archives & History' to take on state public health officer

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) was asked to react to his colleague State Sen. Chris Elliott's (R-Josephine) comments regarding the so-called "woke agenda" as it pertains to public agencies.

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Ranked-choice voting ban advances in Senate

Members of a Senate committee voted last week to advance a bill that would ban ranked-choice voting in Alabama.

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State Sen. Orr predicts gambling legislation's demise — 'I think ultimately the Senate will kill it'

During his weekly appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Orr (R-Decatur), who voted against the gambling measure, predicted the effort would eventually die.

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Senate passes $100 million educational savings account bill

The Alabama Senate passed an education savings account bill, the CHOOSE Act, on Wednesday by a 23-9 margin.

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$30 million Birmingham-Southern College loan bill passes Senate

A bill that would make another attempt at getting a $30 million loan to Birmingham-Southern College passed the Senate by a 22-5 margin on Tuesday night.

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State Sen. Orr says expect CHOOSE Act vote 'late next week'

Friday, during an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's Dale Jackson, Senate Education Trust Fund Committee chairman State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said he expected a Senate vote on the education savings account bill, the CHOOSE Act, late next week.

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First vote on new $100 million school choice education savings account bill happening next week

Members of the Senate Education Budget committee will likely take a vote on legislation creating a new $100 million education savings account school choice program next week.

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Ivey unveils new $100 million education savings account program

House and Senate education budget chairs Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) and Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) filed education savings account legislation called the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students’ Education (CHOOSE) Act on Tuesday.

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Bloomberg donates $26 million for new health sciences high school in Demopolis

New York-based Bloomberg Philanthropies announced on Wednesday they were donating $26.4 million to the state of Alabama to assist in funding a potential new health sciences high school in Demopolis. 

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State Sen. Orr: 'What we have in Alabama with regard to the medical field is an oligarchy'

On Friday's broadcast of Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) reacted to the Alabama Department of Public Health's (ADPH) self-imposed "accountability measures," and if those would be sufficient for the power-wielding agency to avoid action from the Alabama Legislature.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth awards $179 million to K-12 schools

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth announced on Friday that almost $179 million has been officially awarded to 327 K-12 public schools across the state that submitted applications and demonstrated a need for capital improvements in their facilities.

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State Sen. Orr: Birmingham, Jefferson County ‘really should’ve stepped up’ on backing Birmingham-Southern College loan

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) might’ve received a planned $30 million state loan if the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County governments had “stepped up” to guarantee or fund some of the loan, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

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State Sen. Orr hopes state education board decision to lower third-grade reading requirements not designed to benefit 'the adults in the system'

The Alabama State Department of Education recently lowered the third-grade reading score required to pass students to the fourth grade.

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State Sen. Orr: Mega-prison construction manager ought to be held accountable, reviewed for escalating costs

During the 2023 regular legislative session, Gov. Kay Ivey and some members of the Alabama Legislature urged discretion on state finances when determining what would be appropriate for the budget surpluses from fiscal year 2022.

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State Sen. Orr invokes legislature's 'power of the purse' to urge University of Alabama, other institutions to make changes to DEI initiatives

The University of Alabama has become the subject of controversy among state lawmakers after hearing several complaints about diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the school.

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RSA's Bronner: 'My hero for 2023' is State Sen. Arthur Orr

Although the two have had an adversarial relationship at times over the years, Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO David Bronner declared State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) his "hero" for the 2023 legislative session.

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State Sen. Orr: 'I would not be surprised to see some sort of school choice legislation passed in the next session'

Orr said he anticipated "some sort of school choice legislation" making it through the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

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Justin Bogie: Why do efforts to increase public transparency continue to die?

Alabamians have a right to know the activities that state government is engaged in and how their tax dollars are being spent. Yet Senate Bill 196, which would have further streamlined the public records process, died on the last day of the 2023 regular session.

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House, Senate approve capped tax-free overtime bill

Amended legislation that excludes all overtime pay by hourly public and private workers in Alabama was passed the House and Senate on Thursday.

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Tax-free overtime bill capped at $2,000 per worker in Senate committee

Legislation that originally excluded all overtime pay by hourly public and private workers in Alabama was amended in the Senate Education Budget Committee on Wednesday.

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Grocery tax cut bill passes Senate committee as potential amendments loom

Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.

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