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Tag: Capitol Journal

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Ivey says charter school part of education push — 'I will take the lead and work with the legislators to make it reality'

During a wide-ranging interview on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey elaborated on her pledge to consider school choice options she made during last week's inauguration.

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Poarch Creeks still pushing for a 'comprehensive gaming bill'

A new legislature will be seated in 2023, and the leadership of the Poarch Band of Creeks Indians say they are hopeful for another shot at a comprehensive bill.

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Will Ainsworth: School choice, teacher pay, student nutrition areas to consider in 2023 for improving public education

In recent weeks, as the 2022 election cycle has wrapped and state government officials look toward 2023, improving public education in Alabama has been named by Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as a top priority.

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ABC Board's Mac Gipson claims prices would go up if state got out of the retail liquor business

The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.

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Ivey says education 'number one priority' in next term; Vows veto for further delays in Literacy Act third-grade reading requirement

Friday on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey offered a preview of what to expect in her next term should she be reelected on Tuesday.

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Kay Ivey noncommittal on tax relief — 'We've got to be very prudent'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey was asked about the possibility of tax relief given the budget surpluses for both the Education Trust Fund and general fund budgets.

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State Rep. Clouse touts accomplishments after 2010 GOP State House takeover in bid for House Speaker

State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), one of the two Republican candidates for Alabama Speaker of the House, first came to the state legislature in 1994, which was a time when Republicans were making inroads for local elected offices in Alabama.

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Senate Pro-Tem Reed tepid on possibility of budget surplus used for tax relief

Reportedly, tax revenues into Alabama's Education Trust Fund (ETF) hit a record $10.4 billion, a whopping 20.54% higher than a year earlier. 

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State Health Officer Scott Harris: Alabama had more deaths than births for two consecutive years

Could Alabama suffer from a demographic crunch in the coming years?

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House Minority Leader Daniels: 'Look for the Democratic Party to be back in charge in about 20 years' with closed primaries

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Daniels said he was opposed to a closed primary system.

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State Treasurer: Alabama's treasury fund at $10.6 billion, up from $3.6 billion in 2019

The State of Alabama's coffers are flush with cash, at least for now.

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BCA head reacts to populism; says employers have rights, business community needs to be heard

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" this week, Business Council of Alabama interim executive director Robin Stone was asked to react to a "populist" sentiment that is sometimes at odds with the business community.

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Medical Cannabis Commission director John McMillan says 'best case' late 2023 for product availability

Although the legislature voted to make so-called medical cannabis available in May 2021, Alabamians will still have to wait a bit until cannabis products are available for legal use.

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Alabama Planned Parenthood director foretells a 'political reckoning' over state's abortion ban

During last week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Stephen Stetson, the director of Planned Parenthood Alabama, warned there would be consequences for Alabama in proceeding with its abortion ban under the 2019 Human Life Protection Act.

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ALFA's Parnell warns Alabama farmers 'need to make a bumper crop' to compensate for high energy costs

High energy prices across the board will make 2022 a challenging year for Alabama's farmers, according to Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) president and CEO Jimmy Parnell.

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State Finance Director Bill Poole says anti-prison protests not a 'significant factor' in bond sale

State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.

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State Sen. Albritton predicts recession coming, says state better prepared now than in 2010

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), the Alabama Senate General Fund Budget Committee chairman, insists a recession is inevitable.

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AG Marshall says if FBI agents can question parents showing up at school board meetings, they can enforce law protecting SCOTUS justices

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called for federal law enforcement to act on protests outside U.S. Supreme Court justices' homes during an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday.

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Secretary of State Merrill projects 10-15% turnout for June 21 runoff

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Merrill said he anticipate an even lower turnout for the June 21 runoff than the May 23, which was 23%.

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Senate Majority leader Scofield says bolstering school safety, enhancing mental health should be considered in wake of Uvalde shooting

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) named two areas the Alabama Legislature could consider: school safety and mental health in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.