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State Sen. Orr says doing both tax cuts and tax rebates a possibility

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Budget Committee chairman, had previously floated the idea of one-time tax rebates.

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Board game: How 375 regulatory agencies impact Alabama's employment and business

Alabama has around 375 regulatory boards and agencies responsible for issuing licenses. The boards cover everything from electricians, to cosmetology, to interior designers.

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Arthur Orr: Campus free speech is a matter of statewide importance, not politics

Public colleges and universities should be free and open to the exchange of ideas—places where our future teachers, lawyers, doctors, judges, community leaders and voters can exercise their constitutionally-protected freedom of speech.

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Alabama on 'an island' in Southeast — No major tax relief in 2021 and 2022

Alabama was the only state in the Southeast to not offer its citizens any broad-based, major sales or income tax relief in 2021 or 2022.

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Lawmakers reluctant to support removing Alabama Jobs Act economic incentives cap

The Alabama Jobs act has been in the spotlight since proposals to remove the caps on the tax credit incentives provided for corporations who decide to set up shop in the state. 

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Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Blake calls State Sen. Orr tax rebate proposal 'absurd and an insult'
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Orr proposes 'significant' rebates for those who paid state income taxes – 'We conservatives need to send money back'

Earlier this week, State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Trust Fund chairman, floated the possibility of lawmakers offering a tax rebate in the upcoming year, given the current budgetary surplus of state government.

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State Sen. Orr says Alabama, Auburn fight against the legislature on the horizon over school autonomy

According to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), chairman of the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee, Auburn University and the University of Alabama could be working to oppose the legislature's authority over the two schools.

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State Sen. Orr suggests 'second look' at 2019 abortion ban but says law ultimately up to constituents

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), who is an attorney, said the legislature would have to take a "second look" at the law.

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State Senate advances bills to increase the penalties for destroying or damaging a public monument

Alabama’s historical monuments, particularly Confederate monuments, have come under attack in recent years. On Tuesday, the Senate...

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Senate passes bill restricting the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would forbid law enforcement from prosecuting an Alabamian solely on the basis of...

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AL Senate Committee votes to advance tax cuts

The Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Education committee voted to give two tax-cut bills a favorable report on Tuesday. Senate Bills...

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Holmes to introduce grocery tax repeal

Alabama is just one of a handful of states that charges sales taxes on groceries. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim James (R) said that...

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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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Alabama Farmers Federation announces more endorsements

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Farmers Federation announced another round of state legislative endorsements for the 2022 election....

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Legislature passes COVID mandate legislation

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Legislature passed two bills designed to provide some relief to Alabamians who are struggling to deal...

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Senate approves two bills on vaccine mandates

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Senate approved two pieces of legislation Tuesday that would severely limit the ability of employers...

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Alabama Senate meets for the first day of the 2021 special session

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama State Senate met for Day One of the second 2021 special session, called by Alabama Governor. Kay Ivey...