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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."

Barfoot Alabama News
State Sen. Barfoot hopes focus on gambling 'doesn't kill the rest of the session'

Lawmakers are expected to take up a comprehensive gambling bill early in the 2024 legislative session set to be underway next week.

Alabama political news marijuana alabama flag Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts says medical marijuana rollout 'corrupt or incompetent,' Warns of a 'same situation' with gambling effort

By any standard, the rollout of Alabama's medical cannabis effort over the last two years has not gone well. What started with confusion about the process has transitioned into a series of lawsuits with no end in sight.

Alabama political news highway 45 Alabama News
Would the Alabama Legislature consider mandating how ALDOT prioritizes road improvement projects?

For nearly 100 years, U.S. Highway 45 has run from Mobile to the Alabama-Mississippi state line, running parallel to the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad, from downtown Mobile, through Prichard and Citronelle to the state line.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton hopes state fiscal track record will propel him to the AL-2 GOP nomination

Based on early polling, State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) is one of the three frontrunners in the race for the second congressional district's Republican nomination.

Migrants wait to climb over concertina wire after they crossed the Rio Grande and entered the U.S. from Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas. Alabama News
'Catch and deport, not catch and release': AL-2 GOP hopeful Caroleene Dobson stakes out hawkish stance on immigration

As Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are scrambling to force the Biden administration to stem the flow of illegal migration across the southern border into the United States, second congressional district GOP candidate Caroleene Dobson is running on a message of reversing that tide.

DEI scoreboard at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 11/18/2023 Alabama News
'I've been assured and reassured': State Rep. Oliver says divisive concepts legislation will pass in 'first week or two' of legislative session

What seems like a layup for a supermajority Republican-led Alabama Legislature has eluded the body for the last few years.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer warns Alabama could lose a congressional seat because of illegal immigration from Biden lax border policy

Although many conservatives are applauding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for the way he is dispersing illegal immigrants around the country to sanctuary states and cities, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) says it will not be without consequences.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville calls on GOP Senate holdouts to back Trump, chides Nikki Haley as a 'neocon'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on those 31 Republican lawmakers to get behind the former commander-in-chief.

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.

Chip Brown Alabama News
State Rep. Brown predicts vote on legislation with 'free-market approach' on casino gambling in 2024

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 last week, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) said while an effort to bring legislation to a vote in 2024 was underway, he supported a "free-market approach" that would open the casino licensing up for bidders.

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.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on abortion: 'Whether you're currying favor with the electorate or whatever – you better stand with the Creator of the universe, and you better be pro-life'

After the lackluster outcome for the GOP in the 2022 midterm elections, some Republicans have suggested the party soften its stance on abortion.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer: We have got to take a stand on libraries — My constituents are tired of elected officials not standing for what's right

Monday, during his regularly scheduled appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) emphasized the importance of the Alabama Legislature taking a position and possible action in the public library controversy.

John Wahl, ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP chairman Wahl: Alabama-hosted GOP presidential debate a 'definite possibility' — 'I would like to see it happen in the fall'

Earlier this year, Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley revealed the third Republican presidential debate of the campaign would be held in Alabama.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: 'I live in Auburn' — 'If people didn't want me in there, I wouldn't have won by 20% in the last election'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has been under fire after a recent Washington Post report questioned his Alabama residency.

Saban Tubs Alabama News
'He's all-in on it': Tuberville touts Saban support for NIL legislation

The so-called Name Image Likeness (NIL) issue has plagued college athletics since the federal courts determined NCAA member colleges violated antitrust law by disallowing members from providing athletes with unlimited, in-kind educational benefits.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl on congressional map: 'Just tell me where the lines are and let's run'

As the controversy surrounding Alabama's newly drawn congressional maps continues to linger, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) is ready to move on and prepare for the 2024 election cycle.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon Alabama News
Kennon vows to counter woke cancel culture as Orange Beach mayor — 'You won't ever see CRT, nor will you see transsexual bathrooms'

Last week, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon pledged his support for country singer Jason Aldean, embroiled in controversy for his "Try That In A Small Town" hit single.

State Sen. Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott on the General Fund budget: What we did was we grew government, and I voted 'no'

Early Friday morning, the State Senate passed this year's General Fund budget by a 28-3 vote. Among those voting "no" were State Sens. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville), April Weaver (R-Brierfield) and Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

Givhan Alabama News
Givhan says bill reining in State Health Officer power about accountability — 'State health department is not accountable to the people whatsoever'

Last week, off-the-cuff remarks given by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris at a University of Alabama at Birmingham event breathed new life into legislation offered by State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) to reform the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl: Fauci investigation is 'not going by the wayside'

In June 2021, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL) was among the first elected officials to suggest that then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci may have profited financially from his COVID-19 guidance.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: Trump prepared for barrage of allegations throughout 2024 presidential bid

According to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), a close confidant of former President Donald Trump, Trump keeps up with what is happening, especially as the 2024 presidential election cycle gets underway.

Collins510 Alabama News
State Rep. Collins: 'Not the case at all' public teacher compensation in Alabama is lacking

According to Gov. Kay Ivey, another teacher pay raise is under consideration for the 2023 legislative session. However, as things stand right now, teacher compensation is in a good place, according to State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the chairwoman of the House Education Policy Committee.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'I'd love to see some kind of federal prohibition on states or even local governments giving out incentives'

Everybody else does it, so we have to. Basically, that is what Republican lawmakers have told constituents about the state's use of economic incentives, which they will readily acknowledge in theory, is a gross violation of free market economics.

David Sessions Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions insists discipline biggest issue confronting K-12 public education; Says legislature could take rule-making, regulatory authority away from school boards

If you listen to public remarks given by Gov. Kay Ivey and other Republican lawmakers with leadership posts, you would have heard that education will be a focus during this year's legislative session, slated to begin on Tuesday at noon.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says grocery, income tax relief 'a possibility' this session

In a few days, the Alabama Legislature will begin the first session of the new quadrennium. In addition to both chambers having to deal with the constitutionally mandated duty of passing budgets, a $2.6 billion surplus leftover from the prior legislative session will also have to be handled.

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