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Barfoot Alabama News
State Sen. Barfoot vows 'divisive concepts' legislation that could limit CRT will be back in 2023

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" earlier this week, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road), who sponsored the legislation in the Alabama Senate, said the bill would return in 2023.

AL House of Rep Stringer Shane Facebook Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer says state on track for constitutional carry implementation — 'I think we're going to be good with it'

The constitutional carry law passed by the legislature earlier this year, which ends the permit requirement for firearms in Alabama, will go into effect in the new year.

BBE1 Alabama News
North Baldwin Beach Expressway still on the table, says State Sen. Elliott

Local officials would like the existing route extended north, passing east of Bay Minette and beginning at Interstate 65, near the Baldwin County mega site.

AL House of Rep Garrett Danny Facebook Alabama News
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.

Jimmy Blake - campaign photo Alabama News
Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Blake calls State Sen. Orr tax rebate proposal 'absurd and an insult'
Roy Moore Alabama News
Roy Moore lauds $8.2M verdict, rips press for not getting the truth out

Last week, a federal court jury awarded former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages after determining a super PAC defamed him in a television ad during his unsuccessful 2017 U.S. Senate bid.

AP644774718264 Alabama News
Bentley rips lawmakers for Medicaid expansion opposition, dismisses proration threat

Former Gov. Robert Bentley was a one-time Medicaid expansion opponent. However, since leaving office in 2017, Bentley has changed his stance.

Merrill66 Alabama News
John Merrill: Closed primary system will reduce voter turnout

According to Secretary of State John Merrill, if the Alabama Legislature follows the recommendations of the Alabama Republican Party executive committee to institute a closed primary system, it could hurt voter participation.

AL Senate Orr Arthur Alabama News
Orr proposes 'significant' rebates for those who paid state income taxes – 'We conservatives need to send money back'

Earlier this week, State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Trust Fund chairman, floated the possibility of lawmakers offering a tax rebate in the upcoming year, given the current budgetary surplus of state government.

Elliott Chambliss Alabama News
Medicaid expansion unlikely, say Chambliss, Elliott – 'Absolutely not happening on my watch'

Two members of the Alabama Senate are very bearish on the prospects of any effort gaining legislative approval.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall urges legislature to move to ensure 'good time' credit used to incentivize good behavior, not given blanketly

In the wake of the shooting death of Bibb County Deputy Sheriff Brad Johnson, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has urged the Alabama Legislature to reevaluate the state's so-called Correctional Incentive Time laws, also called "good time."

Meadows Alabama News
State Rep. Meadows 'optimistic' about school choice's future in the new quadrennium

Despite the challenges that lie ahead, State Rep. Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery) is optimistic about the prospects of school choice in the upcoming quadrennium.

Brooks1 Alabama News
Mo Brooks says no 'strong reaction' to Trump raid – 'Don't have enough information'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he did not have a strong reaction to the raid, unlike many of his Republican colleagues.

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.

Carl628 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says hiring 87,000 additional IRS agents makes him a 'nervous wreck' – 'Folks need to be worried'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Monday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said that aspects of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act made him "nauseated," and he warned Americans needed "to be worried."

Barry Moore meets a soldier Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore pledges to fight abortions in VA Hospitals, on military bases in states with abortion bans

Last month during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough left open the possibility of VA hospitals offering abortion services in states where the procedure is banned.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville hammers transgender agenda in education – 'Total degradation of our country,' 'Good versus evil'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has made the defense of Title IX one of his priorities early in his tenure in the Senate.

Cavanaugh Alabama News
PSC president Twinkle Cavanaugh blames Biden war on fossil fuels for higher fuel costs, utility rates

Alabama Power Company customers will see an increase in their power bills starting this month, which according to the utility, fuel costs are to blame for the increase.

Medicaid Alabama News
Fmr State Sen. Pittman warns Medicaid expansion will force state into proration

There is a real possibility later in the year and into early 2023 that Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature could move to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alabama, which would come at a considerable cost to state budgets.

Livingston729 Alabama News
State Sen. Livingston warns 'good possibility' gas tax holiday would not be reflected at the pump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) explained how Georgia was able to offer a break from fuel taxes. However, he also argued that if Alabama were to follow suit, those savings might not be realized by the consumer.

Siegelman Alabama News
Fmr Gov. Siegelman urges Alabama Democrats to focus on issues, not campaign on Donald Trump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former Gov. Don Siegelman weighed in on the Democratic Party's current challenges to be relevant in Alabama.

AL State House Ashley Carter Alabama News
House General Fund budget chair rules out ARPA-based tax break; says relief could come from education budget

According to State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), tax relief will not likely be a part of the ARPA appropriations but could come from other sources.

Sessions Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions eyes eliminating business personal property tax

If State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) has his way, he would completely eliminate the business personal property tax.

Ward Alabama News
Pardons & Paroles Director Ward insists new electronic monitoring regime will enhance public safety

Cam Ward, the director of the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, acknowledged there were some blatant lapses in protocol regarding released inmates but said the legislature had offered his agency a tool to prevent some of these incidents in the future.

Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer says goal of showing 'Hand of Hope' photo was to demonstrate personhood inside the womb

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Thursday, Palmer said he aimed to get an answer to the question about personhood and had attempted to use the famous photograph to make the case that the being in the womb was indeed a person.

Griffith Alabama News
Griffith floats ADP chair candidacy, says Alabama Democrats 'really are stuck on the Edmund Pettus Bridge'

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, the Democratic Party's 2012 gubernatorial nominee, expressed his interest in a run for the position.

Brown720 Alabama News
State Rep. Brown: Lottery, sports and casino gaming can be separate votes

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Tuesday, Brown said a renewed effort in the new quadrennium was possible.

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