Rise to the Moment of Truth Monday, June 17, 2024


Ethics Alabama News
'I anticipate that it will probably pass, but it’s going to be modified': Senate to consider ethics bill next week

Legislation passed by the House that changes some of the state's ethics laws will be considered by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

Reedpresser Alabama News
Senate still reviewing ethics bill passed by House

The Alabama Senate is still reviewing legislation passed by the House that changes some of the state’s ethics laws.

Reedpresser Alabama News
State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed on gambling negotiations: ‘I think there will be a conference committee’

Although the Senate has yet to appoint its three members to the conference committee to negotiate with the House on gambling legislation, that will likely happen later, according to State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

Medical cannabis subscription Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions files bill increasing state’s limit on medical cannabis licenses

State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) filed legislation on Tuesday increasing the number of some types of medical cannabis business licenses available in Alabama.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey signs ‘Parents’ Right to Know’ legislation into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law “Parents’ Right to Know” legislation on Thursday. 

lottery scratch off Alabama News
Gambling negotiations continue into second half of session

Negotiations between the House and Senate on gambling legislation will continue as the second half of the 2024 legislative session begins on Tuesday.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
President Pro Tem Greg Reed: Alabama Senate delivers on its priorities at the midpoint of the 2024 legislative session

Before the 2024 legislative session began, Alabama Senate Republicans outlined a vision of legislative priorities we would accomplish this session. The list was long and ambitious, but the Alabama Senate has held true to our word and have passed every single one of them. 

school Alabama News
Senate passes $100 million educational savings account bill

The Alabama Senate passed an education savings account bill, the CHOOSE Act, on Wednesday by a 23-9 margin.

casino table games Alabama News
Senators plan for gambling vote next week

The Senate could vote on gambling legislation next week after the House passed a comprehensive package a few weeks ago.

DEI blocks Alabama News
Bill eliminating taxpayer-funded DEI departments in Alabama passes Senate

After over seven hours of Democrat filibustering, the State Senate passed a bill Thursday banning taxpayer resources from funding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices and training in Alabama public universities, schools and agencies.

Bobby Singleton Alabama News
Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton: Gambling legislation has 70% chance of passing

Gambling legislation has a good chance of passing the Senate if it hits the floor, according to Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro).

electronic gambling Alabama News
House gambling legislation faces 'uphill battle' in Senate

Comprehensive gambling legislation sailed through the House last week, but the Senate isn’t in a rush yet to advance the proposals.

casino table games Alabama News
Alabama Senators eye comprehensive gambling legislation: ‘It would be very embarrassing for the Senate to fail’

The gambling debate will now move to the State Senate after the House of Representatives passed two comprehensive bills on Thursday.

Absentee ballot application Alabama News
Alabama Senate to consider bill outlawing ballot harvesting this week

Legislation banning ballot harvesting in Alabama will be considered by the State Senate this week.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
Senate approves bill requiring school curricula to be posted online

The Alabama Senate passed legislation requiring public schools to post information about teaching materials and curriculum online on Thursday.

Reedpresser Alabama News
‘Parents’ Right To Know’ bill approved by Senate committee

State Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed’s (R-Jasper) “Parents’ Right to Know” bill was approved by the Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday. 

Garlan Gudger Alabama News
Anti-ballot harvesting bill advances in State Senate

As the contentious 2024 presidential election looms, Alabama Senate Republicans are hoping to outlaw ballot harvesting in one of the first bills put forward this session.

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.

Alabama politcal news kelvin lawrence Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth, legislators unveil workforce development bills

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth and legislators unveiled a new legislative package in an attempt to improve the state’s workforce on Tuesday.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Senate Pro-Tem Reed hints at school choice, elections and ... more economic development legislation in 2024 session

In an interview that aired on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) offered a preview of what to expect in the early stages of this year's legislative session.

AL Senate Livingston Steve Facebook Alabama News
State Senate Pro-Tem Reed announces Steve Livingston as new Majority Leader — Wishes Clay Scofield 'well in his future endeavors'

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) was elected as the new Senate Majority Leader at a caucus meeting on Monday.

Samgivhan Alabama News
Legislators approve plan for new State House

Members of the Legislative Council on Tuesday unanimously approved contracting with the Retirement Systems of Alabama to design and build a new State House in Montgomery.

Senator Clay Scofield Alabama News
Senate Majority Leader Scofield touts tax cuts, anti-ESG bill in 2023 legislative session wrap-up

There were some significant conservative accomplishments during the 2023 legislative session, according to Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville).

Photo from the Wiregrass Electric Cooperatives Facebook page Alabama News
State Senate Pro Tem Reed names former Yellowhammer News owner Tim Howe chief of staff

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) named former lobbyist and Yellowhammer News owner Tim Howe chief of staff, replacing recently departed chief of staff Derek Trotter on Wednesday.

Wes Allen absentee vote Alabama News
Ballot harvesting bill dies in Senate without a vote; Sec. of State Wes Allen: 'I have not received a clear answer' on why it never reached the Senate floor

Legislation establishing criminal penalties for certain types of absentee ballot assistance died in the Senate after never making it on the calendar for a vote in the last days of the session.

Vape Alabama News
Anti-vaping bill stalls in State Senate

Legislation that would establish new fines, fees, and regulations related to the vaping industry in Alabama wasn’t voted on by the Senate after lengthy discussion on the bill Thursday.

Absentee ballot application Alabama News
Ballot harvesting bill still waiting for vote in Senate

Legislation establishing criminal penalties for certain types of absentee ballot assistance is still very much alive or dead depending on who you ask with one day remaining in the legislative session.

First 1 2 Next Last