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'Gambling interests aren’t getting their way': Shelnutt defiant as pro-gambling House members target Alabama farmers

The Alabama Senate was brought to a virtual standstill on Tuesday after two House members declined to advance an Alabama Farm Center bill out of conference committee.

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Legislation legalizing ‘historical horse racing’ machines in Greene County advances in Senate

Members of the Senate Tourism Committee passed legislation legalizing historical horse racing gambling machines in Greene County on Tuesday.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton files bill expanding premade, mixed drink sales to grocery, convenience stores

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) filed legislation last week that would allow spirit-based, ready-to-drink cocktails to be sold in grocery and convenience stores in Alabama.

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Senators plan for gambling vote next week

The Senate could vote on gambling legislation next week after the House passed a comprehensive package a few weeks ago.

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Negotiations over gambling legislation continue in Senate

Negotiations over the future of gambling legislation in the Alabama Senate continued on Tuesday.

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Bill eliminating taxpayer-funded DEI departments in Alabama passes Senate

After over seven hours of Democrat filibustering, the State Senate passed a bill Thursday banning taxpayer resources from funding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices and training in Alabama public universities, schools and agencies.

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Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton: Gambling legislation has 70% chance of passing

Gambling legislation has a good chance of passing the Senate if it hits the floor, according to Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro).

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Pay raise bill for boards of registrars passes Senate

Legislation giving boards of registrars a pay raise passed the Senate by a 15-10 margin on Thursday.

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‘This is not Nazi Germany!’: Democrat Senate Minority Leader Singleton rejects efforts to rein in Department of Archives & History, libraries

Two bills sponsored by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) on changing how boards for local libraries and the Alabama Department of Archives and History are appointed drew the ire of Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) on Wednesday.

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Alabama Senate to consider bill outlawing ballot harvesting this week

Legislation banning ballot harvesting in Alabama will be considered by the State Senate this week.

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Demopolis best location for new health care sciences high school, study finds

Demopolis is the best spot for a new Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences, according to a feasibility study released this week.

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Legislators consider expanding ‘ready-to-drink’ alcoholic beverages to grocery stores, gas stations

Legislators unveiled a tentative proposal to be considered in the upcoming session that would allow for pre-made mixed drink beverages to be sold in grocery and convenience stores in Alabama.

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Medical Cannabis Commission chairman denies Politico report claiming legislature could 'scrap' medical marijuana licensing program

Despite legal setbacks and rumors of an overhaul, major changes to Alabama's medical cannabis licensing process likely won't happen during the upcoming legislative session next February.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton launching 'exploratory committee' for primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Sewell

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) might already have her first Democratic primary challenger for 2024 one day after new congressional district map proposals were released by a court-appointed special master.

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Plaintiffs in lawsuit disagree over Alabama redistricting solutions

Plaintiffs in the redistricting lawsuit against Alabama disagree on which type of congressional map a federal court should force the state to adopt for the 2024 elections if the map passed by Republicans last week in a special session is thrown out.

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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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Senate Minority Leader Singleton denies absentee ballot issues in Alabama — 'We don't have a problem with ballot harvesting in this state'

House Bill 209 (HB209), legislation sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), which would have cracked down on ballot harvesting, did not get a vote on the State Senate floor last week before the 2023 legislative session ended.

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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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Anti-ESG legislation passes State Senate

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) that prohibits state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies passed the Senate on Thursday.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton: State still getting ‘requests for funding’ for World Games

After a $5 million bailout of Birmingham’s World Games 2022 was left out of the educational budget supplemental passed by the Senate last week, state legislators are still getting requests to put the funding back in elsewhere. 

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton claims no absentee ballot fraud, ballot harvesting in Alabama

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to crack down on ballot harvesting. House Bill 209, sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), passed in the lower chamber by a 76-28 vote and now awaits debate in the Alabama Senate.

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Bill would raise penalties for gang-related crime — 'Has nothing to do with race,' says State Sen. Barfoot

Legislation that would establish enhanced penalties for gang-related crimes “has nothing to do with race” despite claims to the contrary from some Senate Democrats, according to State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road).

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton says expect Dems to 'play more defense,' Questions merits of school choice push

After Tuesday’s Senate meeting, Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) spoke to media, giving predictions and stating priorities in the upcoming regular session after the planned special session.  

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Senate committee considering cannabis decriminalization and expungement

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee will consider legislation that would decriminalize marijuana possession and expunge the criminal...

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Senate passes bill that would guarantee the right to fly the Alabama flag

The Alabama State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would bar homeowners’ associations (HOAs) from prohibiting the display...

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Senate passes bill to require state agencies to purchase only American-made American flags

The Alabama State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would require that any state agency that purchases an American flag, only...

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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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