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AG Marshall: 'Do the people of Alabama really believe we need to raise the amount of gifts that can be given to public officials?'

Among the many opponents of ethics legislation awaiting the consideration of the Alabama Senate is Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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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.

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile). Alabama News
State Rep. Brown: Expect the House to reject Senate gambling bill

Thus far, members from the Alabama House of Representatives have been tepid at best in their reactions to a Senate-passed version of gambling legislation passed earlier this month. State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) is pessimistic about its prospects when the Alabama Legislature returns from its break earlier today.

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.

Carl628 Alabama News
Jerry Carl predicts Biden will not be Democrats' 2024 presidential nominee

Friday, during an appearance on Mobile talk radio's "Midday Mobile" on FM Talk 106.5, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) predicted a shake-up in Democratic presidential politics.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall on bingo raids: 'Our job is to enforce the laws that the legislature gives us'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is standing by his decision to shut down 14 bingo halls in Jefferson County earlier this week.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott blasts Ivey for 'unfettered release of criminals' claim — 'Hogwash,' 'Intellectually dishonest'

Late last month, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) pre-filed a bill to postpone a law initiating a mandatory release date for some inmates to 2030, removing any retroactive benefits to inmates.

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Was U.S. Rep. Carl right? Did Fauci profit off COVID?

Just over a year ago, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he was convinced National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci’s shifting guidance on COVID-19 virus mitigation was financially motivated.

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AG Marshall on VA Hospital abortion threat: 'Not an issue' federal gov't preempts state law — Biden admin not going to 'bully' Alabama through a press release

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said abortion, as prohibited by the Human Life Act, was still a criminal violation regardless if it was performed at a hospital run by the federal government.