Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss last weekend's drag show in Birmingham and State Public Health Officer Scott Harris' lack of accountability to the citizens of Alabama.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss Alabama State Health Officer Scott Harris who is "appalled" and "outraged" by the state's strict transgender laws.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss gender dysphoria and the proposals to reduce and eventually eliminate the state grocery tax.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT, as they discuss the passage of bipartisan legislation in the Alabama House banning transgenders from participating in sports outside their birth genders.
Forfeiting our liberties is not inevitable. The pandemic, however, has moved us to a state in which a longer-lasting loss of freedom is more possible and more likely than before.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss academic censorship, with even liberal faculty fearing the cancel culture.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss exhibition driving and the proposed increased penalties for the dangerous behavior.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss school choice and whether it will be considered by the Alabama House of Representatives this legislative session or will the AEA succeed in killing it again.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss Auburn University's Black Student Union and their GroupMe list of dehumanizing racial slurs.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the Alabama legislature's proposed school choice bill, which would provide $6500 toward tuition and other expenses for Alabama school children.
Listen to 1819 News Operations Manager Parker Snider on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss new Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen's move to withdraw from the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).
Listen to 1819 News' Parker Snider on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss tax relief for Alabama citizens and the excuses lawmakers make for not doing it.
In 1999, when the Florida legislature was first considering a meaningful school choice program, opponents predicted the worst. Governor Bush’s plan to offer vouchers to students in failing schools would “kill public education,” according to Leon Russell, then the chairman of the Florida Chapter of the NAACP.
On Wednesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) announced that he is extending his state’s gas tax holiday through Sep. 12 by executive order.
The Illinois legislature, which is dominated by Democrats, voted almost unanimously in favor of suspending the 1% sales tax on groceries in April. Part of a package deemed the “Family Relief Plan,” Illinois’ budget for this year also includes a pause on increasing the state’s gas tax, tax rebate checks of $50-$100 per person, $520 million in property tax credits for homeowners, and an expanded sales tax holiday for school supplies and clothing.
All in all, the legislature did the abortion issue right and we are seeing the fruit of their labor today. The now-effective Human Life Protection Act is true to pro-life principles, will keep women from prosecution, and represents Alabama’s conservative values well. It is a morally just law of which our state ought to be proud. It was not a haphazard political stunt but a good and thoughtful policy that considered what implementation might look like if the ban were ever allowed to go into effect.
Starting this upcoming school year, families in Tennessee will be able to enroll in a school choice program that allows eligible students to use taxpayer dollars to attend private schools. On Wednesday, a Tennessee court lifted its injunction against the Education Savings Account program, which was originally signed into law in 2019. As a result, Governor Bill Lee announced that the program would be active starting this fall.
According to ancient Greek philosopher Plato, it is the great philosophers who are best suited to govern society. Known as “philosopher kings,” they use wisdom, Plato says, to determine how society should operate. Ours is not a country governed by philosopher kings. The Founding Fathers, instead, predicated our government as one of the people. And it is Congress, the gathering of popularly elected representatives, which is given that weighty law-writing authority.
The head of a conservative think tank that seeks to expand school choice has won the runoff race for the Republican nominee for State Superintendent in South Carolina.
Mississippi, like Alabama and other states, has seen a windfall of tax dollars due to high spending and federal stimulus funds. While Alabama legislators have largely determined to spend that money to increase state government, other states like Mississippi are making meaningful tax cuts.
Last year, the Montana legislature voted to expand their tax-credit scholarship program, a school choice program. Also in 2021, the...