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House General Fund Budget chair Rex Reynolds: No 'broad expansion' of Medicaid — but 'there are pockets we need to look at'

Despite rumblings suggesting otherwise, incoming House General Fund Budget chairman State Rep. Rex Reynolds (R-Huntsville), who was named to the post last week, said he did not see a "broad expansion" of Medicaid in the near future.

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State Sen. Elliott predicts a 'continued push' to unwind the ABC board over time

For years, lawmakers in Montgomery have questioned the role of Alabama's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board in ways ranging from its participation in the wholesale and retail marketplaces to how it enforces existing laws and regulations pertaining to the sale of liquor.

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Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town warns DOJ action on Alabama prisons imminent — 'What's your plan, legislature? Nothing? You're going to blame Kay?'

Despite approving a $1.3 billion prison construction plan more than a year ago, the state of Alabama remains under the federal government's scrutiny for potential Eighth Amendment violations in its state prisons.

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State Sen. Elliott warns of renewed Medicaid expansion push — 'When we make it easier for people not to go to work, guess what they do? They don't go to work'

Although it is not clear who among legislative Republicans would take up the cause of Medicaid expansion, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says it does not mean there won't be an attempt in the new quadrennium that begins next year.

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House Speaker-designate Ledbetter: Education, adoption, fentanyl, waterways among priorities in new quadrennium

On Thursday, Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives voted for Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) to serve as the next Speaker of the House.

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Tuberville: Auburn had 'no choice' on Harsin, Cadillac an 'excellent interim'

Even though he didn't get the win, Auburn's interim head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams turned a lot of heads with his team's performance against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville on Saturday, with him now getting a mention as a possibility to fill the vacancy left behind by Bryan Harsin, who was fired last week from the head coaching position.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: We can't capitulate to Democrats in lame-duck session to pass end-of-year appropriation bills

If, as expected, Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 8 midterm elections, unfinished business will still be left for the Pelosi-led lame-duck House.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer warns Pelosi may maneuver for 'economy-killing policies' in lame-duck appropriations bill

Should the Republicans retake the U.S. House of Representatives in next week's midterm elections, they will still have to deal with a Nancy Pelosi-led House through the end of the year.

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State Sen. Gudger: Debt reduction, savings account best use for surplus — 'Just like you'd do in your home'

State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) urges his colleagues in the Alabama Legislature to approach the surplus as if it were one in their household,

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State Sen. Albritton: Ivey has to be 'major player' in gambling solution

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Albritton argued failure by the House of Representatives to pass legislation had been the reason in the past for the lack of progress on the gaming issue.

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State Sen. Elliott calls Ivey's West Alabama Corridor Project 'nonsense'; Says better to invest in growing areas

Dividing up government funds and resources can be a challenge, but State Senator Christ Elliott (R-Josephine) believes investing in areas that are growing instead of shrinking would be a good start.

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State Rep. Oliver: 'Purple district' Republicans 'uncomfortable' with Republican legislation

Earlier this year, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation officially known as a ban on "divisive concepts" in the K-12 public school classroom.

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State Sen. Stutts pledges to seek tax elimination — 'Lowering taxes to me is more important than incentives'

How Alabama should handle its budget surplus continues to fuel speculation about the possibility of the Alabama Legislature instituting tax relief in the upcoming quadrennium.

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Plaintiff attorney in COVID vaccine lawsuit: 2021 Alabama religious, medical exemptions law 'not really worth the paper that it is written on'

Fairhope attorney Brian Dasinger, who represents plaintiffs in federal litigation against Mobile shipbuilder Austal USA and Spanish Fort nursing home Westminister Village for not honoring religious vaccine mandate exemption, dismissed the efficacy of the 2021 law.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Tie federal education funding to protecting parental rights

Friday, House Republicans rolled out their "Commitment to America" plan, part of the basis for voters giving the GOP control of Congress after this year's midterm elections.

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U.S. Rep. Carl on DOJ's Eagle Forum subpoena: 'We do not need to fear the government — The government works for us'

The fallout continues on a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena targeting Eagle Forum of Alabama in a lawsuit against the State of Alabama for its Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

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State Sen. Orr says doing both tax cuts and tax rebates a possibility

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Budget Committee chairman, had previously floated the idea of one-time tax rebates.

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State Rep. Paschal says 'school choice' must be clearly defined before the legislature proceeds

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) says there are things the legislature consider before implementing a school choice system.

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State Sen. Barfoot vows 'divisive concepts' legislation that could limit CRT will be back in 2023

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" earlier this week, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road), who sponsored the legislation in the Alabama Senate, said the bill would return in 2023.

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State Rep. Stringer says state on track for constitutional carry implementation — 'I think we're going to be good with it'

The constitutional carry law passed by the legislature earlier this year, which ends the permit requirement for firearms in Alabama, will go into effect in the new year.

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Ainsworth: Economic incentives not 'corporate welfare'; Says impact could mean tax cuts, positive trickle-down effect

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth, who chairs the economic incentives study committee, insists the economic benefits are a net positive for the state and should not be dismissed as corporate welfare.

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State Rep. Garrett says low labor participation rate an issue — 'I've almost gotten to the point where I ignore the unemployment rate'

Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey's administration announced a low 2.6% unemployment rate, with the Governor touting her administration's efforts to keep the rate low.

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Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Blake calls State Sen. Orr tax rebate proposal 'absurd and an insult'
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Roy Moore lauds $8.2M verdict, rips press for not getting the truth out

Last week, a federal court jury awarded former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages after determining a super PAC defamed him in a television ad during his unsuccessful 2017 U.S. Senate bid.

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Bentley rips lawmakers for Medicaid expansion opposition, dismisses proration threat

Former Gov. Robert Bentley was a one-time Medicaid expansion opponent. However, since leaving office in 2017, Bentley has changed his stance.

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John Merrill: Closed primary system will reduce voter turnout

According to Secretary of State John Merrill, if the Alabama Legislature follows the recommendations of the Alabama Republican Party executive committee to institute a closed primary system, it could hurt voter participation.

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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.

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