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Alabama Senate Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: I do not think the House gambling bill has the votes to move forward as it is now

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said the so-called comprehensive gambling bill that passed the State House of Representatives could not pass in the State Senate as currently written.

Andrew Sorrell Alabama News
State Auditor Sorrell backs Trump for president — 'Better odds' of beating Biden than Nikki Haley

Last year, State Auditor Andrew Sorrell was among the first to endorse Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for president.

Barfoot Alabama News
State Sen. Barfoot hopes focus on gambling 'doesn't kill the rest of the session'

Lawmakers are expected to take up a comprehensive gambling bill early in the 2024 legislative session set to be underway next week.

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State Sen. Stutts says medical marijuana rollout 'corrupt or incompetent,' Warns of a 'same situation' with gambling effort

By any standard, the rollout of Alabama's medical cannabis effort over the last two years has not gone well. What started with confusion about the process has transitioned into a series of lawsuits with no end in sight.

Alabama political news highway 45 Alabama News
Would the Alabama Legislature consider mandating how ALDOT prioritizes road improvement projects?

For nearly 100 years, U.S. Highway 45 has run from Mobile to the Alabama-Mississippi state line, running parallel to the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad, from downtown Mobile, through Prichard and Citronelle to the state line.

Garlan Gudger Jr. Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger rejects claim anti-ballot harvesting bill 'criminalizes' assistance; Says federal law protects assistance provisions

Republicans in the Alabama Legislature are expected to take up a bill to increase the penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama early in the 2024 session.

Moore carl Alabama News
Barry Moore: Jerry Carl's 'everyone has some type of racist in them' remarks 'concerning'

On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) squared off against one another in a debate at the Daphne Civic Center on Baldwin County's Eastern Shore.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton hopes state fiscal track record will propel him to the AL-2 GOP nomination

Based on early polling, State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) is one of the three frontrunners in the race for the second congressional district's Republican nomination.

Migrants wait to climb over concertina wire after they crossed the Rio Grande and entered the U.S. from Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas. Alabama News
'Catch and deport, not catch and release': AL-2 GOP hopeful Caroleene Dobson stakes out hawkish stance on immigration

As Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are scrambling to force the Biden administration to stem the flow of illegal migration across the southern border into the United States, second congressional district GOP candidate Caroleene Dobson is running on a message of reversing that tide.

Scott Harris Alabama News
State Rep. Shirey says time is right to reform State Health Officer role

One area that got notice in 2023 but was thwarted by Democrat lawmakers was reforming the antiquated law governing the Alabama Department of Public Health and its leadership under the direction of the State Health Officer.

DEI scoreboard at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 11/18/2023 Alabama News
'I've been assured and reassured': State Rep. Oliver says divisive concepts legislation will pass in 'first week or two' of legislative session

What seems like a layup for a supermajority Republican-led Alabama Legislature has eluded the body for the last few years.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer warns Alabama could lose a congressional seat because of illegal immigration from Biden lax border policy

Although many conservatives are applauding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for the way he is dispersing illegal immigrants around the country to sanctuary states and cities, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) says it will not be without consequences.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville calls on GOP Senate holdouts to back Trump, chides Nikki Haley as a 'neocon'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on those 31 Republican lawmakers to get behind the former commander-in-chief.

Ballot Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns gambling constitutional amendment on 2024 general election ballot would be a 'mistake' for GOP

If there is a session of the Alabama Legislature ahead on the calendar, there is a high probability that speculation about gambling making it through the two chambers and on an election ballot is underway.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on Ukraine: 'America Last' approach sending money to other countries 'does not make any sense'

Add U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) to the growing list of Capitol Hill Republicans who oppose increasing the level of funding for Ukraine.

Carl628 Alabama News
Jerry Carl: 'I am in no mood to send more money to Ukraine'

Although he was a supporter early on, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he is no longer willing to support bankrolling Ukraine's war effort against the Russians.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl on abortion: 'I don't want the federal government to change the law — It is the state's job'

While some Republicans are urging the party to reevaluate its stance on abortion for the sake of winning elections in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court decision, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) thinks the high court's ruling that leaves it up to the individual states is the proper approach.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on abortion: 'Whether you're currying favor with the electorate or whatever – you better stand with the Creator of the universe, and you better be pro-life'

After the lackluster outcome for the GOP in the 2022 midterm elections, some Republicans have suggested the party soften its stance on abortion.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer: We have got to take a stand on libraries — My constituents are tired of elected officials not standing for what's right

Monday, during his regularly scheduled appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) emphasized the importance of the Alabama Legislature taking a position and possible action in the public library controversy.

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AL-2 GOP hopeful Albritton downplays living outside district — 'I know this district, I know the people'

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), a candidate for the GOP nomination for Congressional District 2, will not be able to vote for himself in next year's Republican congressional primary.

Barry moore Alabama News
Barry Moore still undecided on political future — 'My priority right now is to get Jim Jordan as speaker'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore said he expected a decision in the coming weeks but was currently focused on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) bid for House Speaker.

Foley Public Library Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl: Legislature could move to strip public libraries of obscenity law exemptions

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said there were actions the Alabama Legislature could take to respond to public libraries opting to include what some deem objectionable sexual content in their children and young adult collections.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville pumps brakes on Alabama football's decline — 'They'll be fine'

Although many talking heads have suggested the end is near for Alabama's dominance in the college football world following the home loss to Texas over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) doesn't see it happening just yet.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott slams Ivey administration's 'reckless' spending on West Alabama Corridor: 'This isn’t an Oprah giveaway'

"This isn’t an Oprah giveaway where she gets to say, ‘You get a car. You get a car. You get a road project. You get a road project.'"

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
West Alabama Corridor proponent Mobile Mayor Stimpson says federal matching may come at later phase

Despite the Ivey administration's best efforts, the so-called West Alabama Corridor that would complete a four-lane route between Mobile and Tuscaloosa with a price tag approaching $1 billion remains a controversial use of public dollars.

Kennon Ivey Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon on Baldwin Beach toll hike: 'Don't call me, call the Governor'

On Wednesday, the Baldwin County Bridge Company significantly hiked the tolls on its Beach Express bridge connecting Orange Beach to point north on the Foley Beach Express.

Lawmakers gather after 2021 prison special session for bill signing, Oct. 1, 2021 Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: Mega-prison construction manager ought to be held accountable, reviewed for escalating costs

During the 2023 regular legislative session, Gov. Kay Ivey and some members of the Alabama Legislature urged discretion on state finances when determining what would be appropriate for the budget surpluses from fiscal year 2022.

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