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State Rep. Clouse: $1 billion budget for new Elmore County prison ‘sort of a sticker shock’

Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority increased the project price cap on construction of a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.

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Ivey’s proposed budget prioritizes tax rebate, no tax cuts

Gov. Kay Ivey is including a one-time tax rebate, but no permanent tax cut, in her proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

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State Rep. Clouse touts accomplishments after 2010 GOP State House takeover in bid for House Speaker

State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), one of the two Republican candidates for Alabama Speaker of the House, first came to the state legislature in 1994, which was a time when Republicans were making inroads for local elected offices in Alabama.

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House General Fund budget chair rules out ARPA-based tax break; says relief could come from education budget

According to State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), tax relief will not likely be a part of the ARPA appropriations but could come from other sources.

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House passes bill to give recently released prisoners a grace period on fines

Being recently released from prison is stressful. A newly released inmate must find a place to live, reconnect with family and friends,...

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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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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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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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Legislature to consider a supplemental State General Fund appropriations bill

The 2022 State General Fund budget (SGF) was the largest in the history of the state. Last year the Alabama Legislature predicted robust...

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State to spend up to $8 million on outside legal help over next two years on prison case

By Brandon Moseley The State Legislature’s Contract Review Committee met on Thursday and approved an Alabama Department of Corrections...

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State legislators ponder how to spend billions in federal dollars

By Brandon Moseley Members of both the Alabama Senate and House budget committees were in Montgomery on Thursday for a presentation...

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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 Farmers Federation Endorses Rep. Steve Clouse

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Farmers Federation announced it endorses State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) for Alabama House District...