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Ledbetter says he was 'surprised' by Senate's initial reaction to House gambling bill

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) said he was "surprised" by the initial reaction to his chamber's gambling effort.

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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.

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House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter: IVF is as pro-life as it gets, and the Alabama Legislature is committed to protecting it

IVF is as pro-life as it gets, and I am committed to ensuring it is always an available option for the people who call our great state home.

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Ledbetter says 'intentionally,' 'misleading' narrative on gambling bill brought by organized crime, out-of-state sources

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) accused some of the opponents of the House of Representatives recently passed comprehensive gambling legislation of putting out a misleading narrative.

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Response to IVF embryo Supreme Court ruling will require constitutional amendment, pro-life attorney says

At least two bills have been drafted or filed by state legislators this week in response to an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that an embryo created through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a child protected by Alabama’s wrongful death act and the Alabama Constitution.

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First legislative week closes without House Speaker Ledbetter addressing media; Speaker away to attend funeral

The first week of the 2024 legislative session passed without House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) engaging in his traditional period of addressing the media on his priorities and expectations during the coming months.  

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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.

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AG Marshall pushes increasing penalties on illegal gambling over legalization — 'Create a deterrent for those who would engage in this behavior and I think we would see a difference'

The Alabama Legislature should increase penalties on illegal gambling activities from the misdemeanor level to the felony level, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Speaker Ledbetter honors vets, highlights legislative priorities during trip to Baldwin and Mobile Counties

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) was in south Alabama Wednesday to honor veterans and give a legislative update.

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'Alabamians continue to stand tall' with Israel — House Speaker Ledbetter pledges support for 'nation's strongest and most loyal Middle Eastern ally'

Saturday, State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) reiterated Alabama's support for Israel in the wake of a surprise terror attack launched by Hamas earlier in the day.

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Ledbetter forms committee to study state's poor labor force participation rate

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter recently convened an ad hoc committee to study the causes of Alabama’s lackluster labor force participation rate.

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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.

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House Speaker Ledbetter: Federal court redistricting ruling 'not a surprise at all' — 'A way for the Democrats to try to take over the House without a vote being cast'

Tuesday's ruling by a three-federal judge panel deeming Alabama's congressional maps insufficient in creating a second minority-majority congressional district was not a surprise to many, including State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville).

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Speaker Ledbetter warns of the rise of a 'crime organization' in Alabama without gambling regulations

Reportedly gambling will once again be up in the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

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House Speaker Ledbetter selected as chair-elect of the Council of State Governments Southern Office

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) was recently elected to serve as chair-elect of the Council of State Governments Southern Office (CSG South).

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House Speaker Ledbetter endorses Ainsworth for governor in 2026 at annual Henagar event

Tuesday, House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) hosted their annual Fourth of July breakfast with a guest list that featured a who's who in state politics in North Alabama.

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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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House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter appoints reapportionment committee members as special session looms

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter has appointed members to the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment as the state prepares for a July special session to redraw congressional maps.

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Justin Bogie: Despite ‘historic’ session, there’s more work to be done on tax relief

The 2023 session saw the legislature enact the largest budgets in state history. And while progress was made on tax relief efforts, more of your money should be returned to you.

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Speaker Ledbetter: Gaming in Alabama 'has got to be fixed — It's broken'

With only one day remaining, the 2023 legislative session has come and gone without a serious look at gambling. According to House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), given the influx of new members in the legislature's lower chamber, that was by design.

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House Speaker Ledbetter on Redstone Arsenal snub: 'It’s a problem for our country when we make decisions like that based on politics'

A report surfaced Monday revealing the Biden administration's plans to reverse course on moving U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama due to the state's abortion law.

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Grocery tax cut filed in Alabama House; Speaker Ledbetter anticipates Thursday floor vote

A bill to cut the grocery tax in half over the next four years has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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House Speaker Ledbetter noncommittal on bill that would categorize abortion as murder in Alabama

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) expressed uncertainty at the chances of a recently filed bill that would criminalize abortion as murder in Alabama.

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Tensions erupt in Alabama House — Speaker Ledbetter gavels out, cuts mic of Dem lawmaker

Tensions erupted on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday when House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter gaveled out State Rep. Napoleon Bracy (D-Prichard) and cut his microphone for attempting to address already-passed voting legislation.

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House Speaker Ledbetter waiting on Senate support before bringing 'divisive concepts' bill to the floor — 'There’s got to be an appetite for it'

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) says he's waiting to be sure he has the support before bringing his hotly-debated divisive concepts bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

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House Speaker Ledbetter: Movement on grocery tax cuts 'very possible'

Since Gov Kay Ivey suggested a $200 tax rebate for Alabamians, debate has raged on the benefits of tax rebates over against tax cuts, specifically cuts on the state’s grocery tax.

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Ivey details proposed bills in ‘Game Plan’ to expand tax abatements, government funds for specific corporations

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey revealed more details of her economic incentive “Game Plan,” specifying the actions she wants the Legislature to take this spring.

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