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State Rep. Simpson on failure to pass ethics reform: 'Something this big takes a long time'

Though State Rep. Matt Simpson's (R-Daphne) effort to update Alabama ethics laws failed to pass during the latest session, he's not giving up the fight.

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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.

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Stan McDonald: An apology to Rep. Matt Simpson

As a member of the Alabama Ethics Commission, I have let down the people I serve by ignoring sound biblical counsel of maintaining self-control, of being quick to hear and slow to anger, and of esteeming others higher than myself. 

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LISTEN: Ethics Commissioner Stan McDonald, State Rep. Matt Simpson trade blows on Mobile airwaves over House ethics bill

Earlier this week, the State House of Representatives passed House Bill 227, sponsored by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne). This bill would overhaul the state's ethics law, change penalties for certain offenses, and revise the role of the state ethics commission and the appointment process of the commission's director.

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House passes ethics law overhaul — ‘These are the lines; if you cross them, we’re coming for you'

Legislation repealing and replacing the existing code of ethics and revising the duties and powers of the ethics commission passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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AG Marshall opposes ethics bill — ‘Further empowers an Ethics Commission run amok’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall came out in opposition to legislation revising the state’s Ethics Act after it passed a House Committee on Wednesday.

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House Ethics Committee holds hearing on controversial new ethics bill: 'It is never the wrong time to do the right thing'

The Alabama House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday to discuss a change in Alabama's ethics laws proposed by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne).

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LISTEN: APR's Bill Britt tells 1819 News to 'take your phony ass news and shove it up your backside' after state lawmaker demands apology, retraction from Britt

On Monday, Alabama Political Reporter's (APR) Bill Britt published a piece claiming to "Fact Check" State Rep. Matt Simpson's (R-Daphne) "Claims on Alabama Ethics Law."

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Alabama Ethics Commission changes scheduled for vote this week

Legislation changing how the Alabama Ethics Commission operates is scheduled to receive a public hearing on Wednesday and be voted on by members of the House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee on Thursday.

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New exam required for some electricians in Alabama; Board accused of operating illegally

The State Board of Electrical Contractors will now require an examination for provisional licensees to be issued an electrical contractor's license.

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Legislators begin considering ethics law changes

Legislators are considering making changes to Alabama’s ethics laws in the legislative session next year.

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State Rep. Simpson on redistricting: 'It would not surprise me if we have seven Republican congressmen' after 2024 election

With a redistricting special session soon underway in Montgomery, many unknowns remain about how Alabama's congressional delegation will look beyond the 2024 election cycle.

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House Speaker Ledbetter, State Rep. Simpson tout 'most conservative legislature' status on social media from 2021 poll

Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Fairhope) shared a two-year-old CPAC poll on Twitter last week that lists Alabama as the “most conservative” state legislature in the country.

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State Rep. Simpson says a return to truth in sentencing possible

It's not a secret that Alabama's criminal justice system is fraught with problems, including the prison system, which leaves much to be desired.

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Widely lauded fentanyl bill passes Alabama Senate, goes to Gov. Kay Ivey's desk for signature

House Bill 1 by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne), which adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama, has passed the Alabama Senate and will go to Gov. Kay Ivey who plans to speedily sign it.

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State Rep. Simpson: It’s time to put fentanyl dealers behind bars

I’m certain that many of you have heard about the drug fentanyl in the news these last few years, the powerful opioid similar to morphine or oxycodone but 100 times more powerful than both of those drugs and much more addictive and deadly.

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State Rep. Simpson on fentanyl mandatory minimum bill: ‘I feel good about its chances’

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) pre-filed legislation in January for the 2023 regular session that adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama.

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Bill pre-filed to require monthly reporting from ADOC on inmate deaths

Legislation pre-filed by State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) on Wednesday would require the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to make monthly reports including inmate death totals.

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State Reps. Simpson, England criticize ADOC for changing inmate death reporting criteria — 'Disappointed with the decision'

State lawmakers are criticizing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) for its decision to change reporting criteria on inmate deaths.

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House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter announces intentions for eight more committee chair positions

Republic Caucus nominee for Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) announced eight more state representatives he intends to appoint to committee chairs if he is elected in January.

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State Rep. Simpson calls for mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl traffickers

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) will introduce legislation in the 2023 Regular Session creating mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking fentanyl in Alabama.