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Legislators begin considering K-12 funding formula changes

Alabama lawmakers began a series of meetings on Tuesday to consider possibly changing how the state funds K-12 public education before the 2025 legislative session begins.

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House passes ETF supplemental after bashing Senate for killing gambling package – 'This House bows down to the Senate too often'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve the Education Trust Fund supplemental appropriations conference substitute, but not before several lawmakers followed a session trend of blasting the Senate for its failure to pass gambling legislation.

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House passes Senate legislation allowing exclusion of disruptive students in public K-12 classrooms

The Alabama House of Representatives passed Senate legislation on Tuesday that would create processes by which students could be excluded from K-12 classrooms.

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Ivey school choice legislation advances in House committee

On Thursday, the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee passed Gov. Kay Ivey’s amended education savings account legislation called the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students' Education Act.

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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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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce preparing recommendations for 2024 session

The Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce met Wednesday in Birmingham to prepare recommendations to transform Alabama’s current workforce development initiatives.

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Thousands of small businesses in Alabama won’t have to pay monthly estimated sales taxes starting Sunday

Thousands of small businesses in the state will no longer have to pay monthly estimated sales taxes to the Alabama Department of Revenue effective Sunday. 

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Alabama House unanimously passes economic incentive package to expand special funding, tax abatements for private corporations

The Alabama House of Representatives passed four economic incentive bills included in Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Game Plan,” expanding the state’s ability to provide special funding and tax abatements to specific corporations.

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Two bills to cut state taxes at lowest and highest brackets pass House committee

Two bills offering tax cuts to Alabamians passed through the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

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State Rep. Garrett: State's dependency on sales, income taxes over property taxes poses challenge for permanent tax cuts

As seems to be the case with many lawmakers, State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville), the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee chairman, is down on the prospects of permanent tax cuts under the current budgetary circumstances.

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State Rep. Garrett: 'Unsure' of what to do about loss of gas tax revenue if electric vehicles are adopted

State Rep. Danny Garrett said Thursday that he is “unsure” of what the state should do in response to the loss of gas tax revenue that would likely come with a transition to electric vehicles (EV). 

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State Rep. Garrett says low labor participation rate an issue — 'I've almost gotten to the point where I ignore the unemployment rate'

Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey's administration announced a low 2.6% unemployment rate, with the Governor touting her administration's efforts to keep the rate low.

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House passes bill to allow 30-year retirement for Tier 2 education employees

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to allow Tier 2 education employees to receive their retirement...

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House passes tax cuts for small businesses

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed a package of legislation that is designed to cut the tax burden on small businesses...

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State to spend up to $8 million on outside legal help over next two years on prison case

By Brandon Moseley The State Legislature’s Contract Review Committee met on Thursday and approved an Alabama Department of Corrections...

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State announces campaign to encourage Alabamians to switch to electric cars

By Brandon Moseley Alabama’s Drive Electric Alabama campaign was launched Monday at UAB. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) joined the Alabama Department...

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The Alabama Farmers Federation announces more legislative race endorsements

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