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Ivey announces July special session to redraw congressional maps after SCOTUS decision

Gov. Kay Ivey has officially announced the special legislative session for lawmakers to redraw congressional maps after being compelled by a Supreme Court ruling.

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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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Proposed bill would allow legislature to call special session, removing Governor's sole authority

A proposed constitutional amendment to remove the Alabama Governor's unilateral authority to call the state legislature into a special session has been filed in the House of Representatives.

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Ivey announces ARPA special session; Talks charter schools, tax rebates in State of the State

Governor Kay Ivey gave her State of the State address on Tuesday, calling for a special session and announcing the state’s plans to raise pay for teachers, plans for tax rebates, expand adoption access and more.

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Alabama Senate recesses for two weeks in anticipation of special session

Then Alabama legislature gaveled in Tuesday to begin what is shaping up to be a long session but swiftly scheduled a lengthy two-week recess for the as-of-yet unscheduled special legislative session.

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Ivey expected to call special session to allocate $1 billion in ARPA funds at the beginning of 2023 regular session

Much like the legislative tactic used to pass the 2019 Rebuild Alabama Act that included a controversial gasoline tax increase, a special session is being planned to start at the beginning of the 2023 regular session on March 7 to allocate more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.

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Anti-gambling coalition urges Ivey not to add gambling legislation to any special session

“We call on Governor Ivey to resist pressure from big money donors and gambling operators who are currently breaking state law."

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Legislature passes ARPA bill

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation to appropriate the American Rescue Plan Act funding. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey...

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House and Senate pass American Rescue Plan Act appropriation bills

The Alabama House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act appropriation on Tuesday with broad bipartisan support on...

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House Democrats support the ARPA appropriations bill

Alabama House Democrats held a press conference announcing tacit support for the framework of the bill appropriating American Rescue...

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Alabama House Committee approves American Rescue Plan Act legislation

The House Ways and Means General Fund committee on Thursday gave a favorable report to legislation appropriating American Rescue Plan...

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Could COVID slow down legislative session?

The Alabama legislature has found itself short five members due to COVID-19. With several legislators out due to illness, there are...

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Appropriations bill for the ARPA funds introduced

State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) filed the appropriations bill that would authorize the state to spend hundreds of millions of dollars...

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Alabama Senator wants to prioritize bill to cut stimulus check amounts from state income tax

In 2021, the U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Act. Americans received tax credit stimulus checks, many wired straight into...

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Ivey calls a special session

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Tuesday signed a proclamation calling the Alabama Legislature into a special session to handle the task...

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Judiciary Committee considers bill changing how bail is handled

A bill addressing posting bond in municipal court cases received a favorable report on Tuesday from the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee....

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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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Governor Ivey to deliver 2022 state of the state address tonight

At the invitation of the Alabama House of Representatives, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) will deliver the annual state of the state...

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Gov. Ivey signs vaccine mandate bills

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) on Friday signed both bills opposing with COVID-19 vaccine mandates into law. Ivey...

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New redistricting maps portal created for Alabama

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Secretary of State’s office released new district maps for the State of Alabama. The Secretary of...

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Legislature passes COVID mandate legislation

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Legislature passed two bills designed to provide some relief to Alabamians who are struggling to deal...

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House Health Committee passes vaccine mandate legislation

  By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives will vote on two bills concerning vaccine mandates on Thursday. Although...

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Legislature could wrap up redistricting Wednesday

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama special session tasked primarily with redistricting could be finished as early as Wednesday after committees...

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Senate Committee approves two bills limiting vaccine mandates

By Brandon Moseley The Senate Finance and Taxation Committee on Monday approved two bills to address concerns about vaccine mandates...

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Alabama House has passed redistricting plan for itself

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives passed a redistricting plan for its own redistricting Monday. House Bill 1...

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Redistricting bills sail through committees; special session could wrap Wednesday

By Brandon Moseley All four constitutionally mandated redistricting bills were approved by committees on Friday and appear poised for...

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Alabama Senate meets for the first day of the 2021 special session

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama State Senate met for Day One of the second 2021 special session, called by Alabama Governor. Kay Ivey...

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