Rise to the moment of truth Thursday, August 18, 2022

Tag: The Jeff Poor Show

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Orr proposes 'significant' rebates for those who paid state income taxes – 'We conservatives need to send money back'

Earlier this week, State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Trust Fund chairman, floated the possibility of lawmakers offering a tax rebate in the upcoming year, given the current budgetary surplus of state government.

Elliott Chambliss
Medicaid expansion unlikely, say Chambliss, Elliott – 'Absolutely not happening on my watch'

Two members of the Alabama Senate are very bearish on the prospects of any effort gaining legislative approval.

Marshall
AG Marshall urges legislature to move to ensure 'good time' credit used to incentivize good behavior, not given blanketly

In the wake of the shooting death of Bibb County Deputy Sheriff Brad Johnson, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has urged the Alabama Legislature to reevaluate the state's so-called Correctional Incentive Time laws, also called "good time."

Meadows
State Rep. Meadows 'optimistic' about school choice's future in the new quadrennium

Despite the challenges that lie ahead, State Rep. Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery) is optimistic about the prospects of school choice in the upcoming quadrennium.

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Mo Brooks says no 'strong reaction' to Trump raid – 'Don't have enough information'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he did not have a strong reaction to the raid, unlike many of his Republican colleagues.

Legislators
Four State House conservatives to watch in 2023, according to State Rep. Sorrell

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Sorrell named his list of conservative “who to watch” for the next quadrennium.

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U.S. Rep. Carl says hiring 87,000 additional IRS agents makes him a 'nervous wreck' – 'Folks need to be worried'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Monday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said that aspects of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act made him "nauseated," and he warned Americans needed "to be worried."

Barry Moore meets a soldier
U.S. Rep. Moore pledges to fight abortions in VA Hospitals, on military bases in states with abortion bans

Last month during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough left open the possibility of VA hospitals offering abortion services in states where the procedure is banned.

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Tuberville hammers transgender agenda in education – 'Total degradation of our country,' 'Good versus evil'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has made the defense of Title IX one of his priorities early in his tenure in the Senate.

Cavanaugh
PSC president Twinkle Cavanaugh blames Biden war on fossil fuels for higher fuel costs, utility rates

Alabama Power Company customers will see an increase in their power bills starting this month, which according to the utility, fuel costs are to blame for the increase.

Medicaid
Fmr State Sen. Pittman warns Medicaid expansion will force state into proration

There is a real possibility later in the year and into early 2023 that Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature could move to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alabama, which would come at a considerable cost to state budgets.

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State Sen. Livingston warns 'good possibility' gas tax holiday would not be reflected at the pump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) explained how Georgia was able to offer a break from fuel taxes. However, he also argued that if Alabama were to follow suit, those savings might not be realized by the consumer.

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Fmr Gov. Siegelman urges Alabama Democrats to focus on issues, not campaign on Donald Trump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former Gov. Don Siegelman weighed in on the Democratic Party's current challenges to be relevant in Alabama.

AL State House Ashley Carter
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.

Sessions
State Sen. Sessions eyes eliminating business personal property tax

If State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) has his way, he would completely eliminate the business personal property tax.

Ward
Pardons & Paroles Director Ward insists new electronic monitoring regime will enhance public safety

Cam Ward, the director of the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, acknowledged there were some blatant lapses in protocol regarding released inmates but said the legislature had offered his agency a tool to prevent some of these incidents in the future.

Palmer
U.S. Rep. Palmer says goal of showing 'Hand of Hope' photo was to demonstrate personhood inside the womb

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Thursday, Palmer said he aimed to get an answer to the question about personhood and had attempted to use the famous photograph to make the case that the being in the womb was indeed a person.

Griffith
Griffith floats ADP chair candidacy, says Alabama Democrats 'really are stuck on the Edmund Pettus Bridge'

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, the Democratic Party's 2012 gubernatorial nominee, expressed his interest in a run for the position.

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State Rep. Brown: Lottery, sports and casino gaming can be separate votes

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Tuesday, Brown said a renewed effort in the new quadrennium was possible.

Wahl
ALGOP chair Wahl blames negative campaigning, lack of media coverage for low voter turnout

"That was probably the most disappointing thing this cycle, was just the voter turnout, the voter turnout numbers," Wahl said.

Rogers
U.S. Rep. Rogers slams legislature for using ARPA money on prison construction

However, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said he saw the use of ARPA money on prisons instead of rural broadband as inappropriate.

Kennon
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon reacts to 'abortion ship' – 'Time for pro-life people to say that ain't going to happen, lady'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he vehemently opposes such an effort off the coast of his city.

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Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town says 'floating abortion clinic' still illegal – 'Getting cute with the law is going to fail'

A $20 million proposal to put an abortion clinic off the coast of Alabama in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will not work, according to former U.S. Attorney Jay Town.

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State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey, ADOC commissioner to 'drive,' get Alabama prison system 'out of the ditch'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) discussed the problems with Alabama's corrections system and called on Gov. Kay Ivey and ADOC commissioner John Hamm to follow up on the legislature's actions and to get the system "out of the ditch."

Palmer
U.S. Rep. Palmer says Biden administration 'very disingenuous' with claims of issuing oil and gas permits

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) acknowledged the Biden administration's issuances of oil and gas leases but explained they came with onerous requirements.

Elliott
State Sen. Elliott says Alabamians 'shouldn't have to pay a toll' for proposed new Mobile Bay I-10 bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), whose State Senate District 32 is adjacent to the proposed bridge's path, called the proposal "improved" from the failed 2019 plan during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Friday.

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State Rep. Stadthagen defiant against Biden administration threats to school lunches over transgender agenda

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a memo warning that some nutrition benefits, including assistance for school lunches, could be threatened if states did not reverse course on the types of actions that the legislature had taken. State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) responds.

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