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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.

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Ainsworth: Grocery tax cut ‘bold first step toward my goal of abolishing it altogether’

The House and the Senate unanimously passed amended legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Thursday.

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Bill to acquire more land for possible new State House passes Senate

A bill that would place more land next to the current Alabama State House under legislative control for possible construction of a new State House passed the Senate on Thursday.

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‘Game Plan’ package signed into law despite concerns over new tourism incentives

Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a package of economic incentives bills on Thursday.

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State Senate Pro Tem Reed: Grocery tax has gone from ‘we may not ever be able to do that’ to ‘that’s on the top of the list’

There’s “a lot of organic work going on trying to decide” what happens with the state’s budget surplus, State Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) told reporters on Thursday.

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$1 billion ARPA spending legislation passes House, Senate

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed both the House and Senate on Thursday.

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State Sen. Gudger to re-file health care visitation rights bill in regular session

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) to establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes will be re-filed after the regular session re-starts as early as next week. 

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Contract Review Committee approves PR contracts for Lt. Governor, Senate Pro Tem Offices

On Thursday, members of Alabama’s Contract Review Committee approved two public relations contracts for Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth and State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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Senate Pro-Tem Reed tepid on possibility of budget surplus used for tax relief

Reportedly, tax revenues into Alabama's Education Trust Fund (ETF) hit a record $10.4 billion, a whopping 20.54% higher than a year earlier. 

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State Senate Pro-Tem Reed says attempts to modify 2019 abortion ban could face state constitutional hurdles

Should the legislature seek to modify Alabama's existing abortion laws, there could be state constitutional hurdles to overcome, says State Senate President Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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Sen. Greg Reed previews special session

Broadband internet, water and sewage, and healthcare expansions are all on the docket for Alabama’s upcoming special session.   Gov....

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Legislature likely to appropriate American Rescue Act dollars sooner rather than later

The state of Alabama has over $580 million in American Rescue Act dollars to appropriate during this legislative session. Legislative...

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Alabama Forestry Association Endorses Greg Reed for State Senate

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announced its endorsement of incumbent Republican Greg Reed, who is seeking...

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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...

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