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Gov. Kay Ivey. Alabama News
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.

School Choice. Alabama News
Gov. Ivey, State Rep. Yarbrough join students at State Capitol to support school choice

Governor Kay Ivey and former and current lawmakers braved the brisk morning temperatures with dozens of local students and parents on Monday to kick off National School Choice Week on the State Capitol steps to push more school choice ahead of the state’s legislative session.

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
State Rep. Yarbrough announces full school choice legislation in 2024 – 'It’s high time that we put the parents' hands on the educational steering wheel'

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) announced on Thursday plans to file the "strongest school choice bill in the nation" in the 2024 legislative session, opening the option for Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) for all Alabamians.

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State lawmaker, health care advocates speak out against proposed ADPH COVID reporting rules at public hearing

One state lawmaker and several healthcare advocates attended a public hearing by The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), protesting a series of proposed rule changes surrounding reporting requirements for COVID-19.

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
State Rep. Yarbrough applauds Ivey for prioritizing school choice next legislative session — 'It’ll be very interesting to see what is put forward'

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough said he was happy to hear Gov. Kay Ivey make school choice a priority for the next regular session.

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
'Yours No Longer': State Rep. Yarbrough drops House bill to strip $5 million ETF supplemental appropriation from Archives & History

Almost immediately after the legislative special session was underway, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) filed his version of a bill that would rescind a $5 million appropriation from the Education Trust Fund supplemental budget granted to the embattled Alabama Department of Archives & History (ADAH) by the legislature earlier his year.

Alabama School Choice Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts rejects claim PRICE Act school choice legislation is anti-freedom 'Trojan Horse' — 'There's no way it's taking anybody's freedom away'

School choice is shaping up to be a potential consideration for lawmakers during the 2023 regular session, and one proposal on the topic has a conservative group hot under the collar.

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State Rep. Yarbrough backs bill to prohibit vaccine mandates

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) announced his intent to file the Alabama Health Freedom Act, which will prohibit all forms of discrimination based on vaccine status.

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
State Rep. Yarbrough files bill to treat abortion as murder — 'Every human life should deserve equal protection under the law'

Abortion is slated to be a major issue in the upcoming legislative session, and one freshman legislator is making sure of that.

Ernieyarbrough Alabama News
Freshman Legislator Focus: Ernie Yarbrough

Newly-elected State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) took an interest in politics from a young age.

Yarbrough123 Alabama News
Freshman State Rep. Yarbrough says medical freedom, school choice top his list of legislative priorities

In one of his first interviews since winning the election for who will represent House District 7 in the Alabama Legislature, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) said he was sticking to campaign pledges and putting medical freedom and school choice at the top of his list of priorities.

Legislators Alabama News
Four State House conservatives to watch in 2023, according to State Rep. Sorrell

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Sorrell named his list of conservative “who to watch” for the next quadrennium.