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Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says 'there simply aren't the votes' to pass House gambling bill — 'I would say that ship has sailed'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Elliott described the possibility of the Senate taking up the House legislation as is as "that ship has sailed."

Alabama Senate Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: I do not think the House gambling bill has the votes to move forward as it is now

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said the so-called comprehensive gambling bill that passed the State House of Representatives could not pass in the State Senate as currently written.

Voter registration Alabama News
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.

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) Alabama News
‘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.

Archives & History Alabama News
Bill changing Department of Archives and History’s board appointment authority passes committee

Legislation changing how the Alabama Department of Archives and History’s Board of Trustees is appointed advanced out of the Senate County and Municipal Government committee on Tuesday.

lottery scratch off Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott supports lottery but not 'messy' gaming bills of the past

The people of Alabama see it time and time again. A big lottery jackpot is up for grabs and folks race across state lines to purchase their chance at millions.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott files bill to allow local authorities to remove library board members at will

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) recently pre-filed a bill that clarifies the right of municipal and county authorities to appoint and dismiss local library board members at their discretion.

casino table games Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott bearish on prospects of free-market approach to gambling in 2024 — Says special interests 'will kill any measure'

Last week, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) predicted his chamber would have the opportunity to vote on a so-called comprehensive gambling bill, including a "free-market approach" to casino gambling if successful.

Ballot Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns gambling constitutional amendment on 2024 general election ballot would be a 'mistake' for GOP

If there is a session of the Alabama Legislature ahead on the calendar, there is a high probability that speculation about gambling making it through the two chambers and on an election ballot is underway.

Archives & History Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott promotes effort to change Archives & History board after controversial LGBTQ+ event — 'They think they know best, and that’s not the foundation of our republic'

After failing to pass legislation last special session that would have clawed back the $5 million in supplemental funding from the Alabama Department of History and Archives (ADAH) over its controversial LGTHQ history luncheon, State. Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) plans to take a different approach in 2024 to hold the department accountable to the taxpayers.

Massagetherapy Alabama News
Smith Warren Management Services resumes massage therapy board’s administrative services, contract still on hold

Smith Warren Management Services resumed providing administrative services to Alabama’s Board of Massage Therapy on Wednesday.

Alabama state Capitol southeastagnet com Alabama News
Government efficiency study group to consider recommending creating new state agency for boards, commissions

Members of Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Efficiency in State Government will consider next week whether to recommend creating a new state agency to house occupational licensing boards and commissions.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns future administrations, legislatures could deny completion of West Alabama Corridor without federal funding, FHWA permitting

Despite the hold placed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), the ultimate price tag on the route, which would complete a four-lane corridor between Mobile and Tuscaloosa, remains an unknown.

Geraldallen Alabama News
Legislative delays on ALDOT contracts over West Alabama Corridor dispute ending next week

Alabama Department of Transportation contracts held up by legislators in September over a dispute involving the financing and wisdom of the West Alabama Corridor project will move forward next week.

BSC Alabama News
Birmingham-Southern College will ‘likely’ close, have mass layoffs at end of fall semester without $30 million state loan, attorney says

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) will likely shut down at the end of the semester absent a court order forcing Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer to issue the private school a $30 million state loan.

West Alabama Corridor Groundbreaking, November 12, 2021 Alabama News
Is the West Alabama Corridor eligible for federal funding?

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said recently he’s concerned about whether the West Alabama Corridor is actually currently eligible for federal funding due to the type of permitting that is being used on the project by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

Electrician AP Photo Mary Altaffer Alabama News
New exam required for some electricians in Alabama; Board accused of operating illegally

The State Board of Electrical Contractors will now require an examination for provisional licensees to be issued an electrical contractor's license.

ALDOT Alabama News
'The short answer is nothing is resolved': ALDOT contracts still on hold by legislators

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts held up over a dispute last week about the future of the West Alabama Corridor project are still on hold nearly a week later.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott slams Ivey administration's 'reckless' spending on West Alabama Corridor: 'This isn’t an Oprah giveaway'

"This isn’t an Oprah giveaway where she gets to say, ‘You get a car. You get a car. You get a road project. You get a road project.'"

CHRIS ELLIOTT Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott to bring bill consolidating licensing boards again in 2024

Legislation that would place many state occupational licensing boards under one state office will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
Legislators delay all ALDOT contracts over U.S. Highway 43 expansion fight

Two legislators on opposite sides of an ongoing battle over the future of the West Alabama Corridor project delayed all Alabama Department of Transportation contracts being considered at a committee meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Will Ainsworth, John Cooper Alabama News
Ainsworth: ALDOT director Cooper 'threatening' lawmakers for I-65 widening support

While talking about needed infrastructure projects in Alabama Thursday on FM Talk 1065’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth claimed that Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has threatened lawmakers who are pushing for a project on Interstate 65.

COVID Lockdown Alabama News
No COVID overreaction expected, says state senator — Likelihood of shutdowns 'pretty slim'

The Mobile County Health Department released an update on COVID-19 this week as concerns of another widespread surge loom.

Billpoole Alabama News
Clawbacks considered as ARPA deadlines loom

The deadline for state agencies, local governments, and community organizations to obligate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds is about 16 months away. 

West Alabama Corridor Groundbreaking, November 12, 2021 Alabama News
'Just unforgivable': Ivey West Alabama Corridor would exhaust state borrowing capacity, put required funding match for I-65 widening out of reach, says state lawmaker

Gov. Kay Ivey needs to adjust her transportation project priorities after former President Donald Trump committed to widening Interstate 65 in a recent speech in Montgomery, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

osprey Alabama News
$116K ADEM osprey sculpture ruffles lawmakers’ feathers

Lawmakers placed a 45-day hold on a new osprey sculpture being built at an Alabama Department of Environment Management facility on Thursday.

Archives & History Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott vows action on Archives & History during 2024 session — 'They've got a huge management change coming in their future'

Last week, the Alabama Legislature opted not to take up a bill that would have initiated the clawback of a $5 million appropriation for the Alabama Department of History and Archives (ADAH) from the education supplemental budget passed earlier this year during the regular session.

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