Rise to the Moment of Truth Saturday, June 15, 2024

Tag: The Jeff Poor Show

Stadthagen526 Alabama News
House Majority Ldr Stadthagen vows ban on minors at drag shows in 2024 — 'You're grooming these kids, you're trying to make them somebody and accept something that is not acceptable'

The window for the passage of proposed legislation prohibiting minors from attending drag shows has passed for the Alabama Legislature in 2023.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth: AEA is trying to kill the grocery tax reduction legislation

According to Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, the Alabama Education Association was working to kill an effort to reduce the state's share of the burden of the grocery tax on consumers.

Givhan Alabama News
Givhan says bill reining in State Health Officer power about accountability — 'State health department is not accountable to the people whatsoever'

Last week, off-the-cuff remarks given by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris at a University of Alabama at Birmingham event breathed new life into legislation offered by State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) to reform the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Katie Britt Alabama News
'Totally and completely unacceptable': Britt decries Alabama's low labor participation rate

While Alabama continues its streak of low unemployment tallies, it also struggles with workforce participation.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'We're going to get school choice in Alabama': Ainsworth urges advocates not to get discouraged

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" later on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, a pro-school choice advocate, likened the process to the so-called "Free the Hops" effort, which, in part, led to the growth in the number of craft beer breweries in Alabama. The effort took many years but eventually succeeded.

Jamie Kiel Alabama News
State Rep. Kiel hopes to raise $10 million for Alabama pregnancy crisis centers with legislation

Last month, State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville) introduced a bill to offer income tax credits for those who donated to pregnancy resource centers.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl: Fauci investigation is 'not going by the wayside'

In June 2021, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL) was among the first elected officials to suggest that then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci may have profited financially from his COVID-19 guidance.

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State Rep. Simpson says a return to truth in sentencing possible

It's not a secret that Alabama's criminal justice system is fraught with problems, including the prison system, which leaves much to be desired.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'I'd love to see some kind of federal prohibition on states or even local governments giving out incentives'

Everybody else does it, so we have to. Basically, that is what Republican lawmakers have told constituents about the state's use of economic incentives, which they will readily acknowledge in theory, is a gross violation of free market economics.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth 'not a big fan' of ALDOT leadership — Says agency has not done a 'great job' on managing highways, infrastructure

Widening Alabama Highway 53 from Huntsville to Ardmore, U.S. Highway 45 from Prichard to the Mississippi state line and Alabama Highway 167 from Troy through Enterprise to the Florida state line are just a few of the long-discussed projects scoffed at by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials over the years.

David Sessions Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions insists discipline biggest issue confronting K-12 public education; Says legislature could take rule-making, regulatory authority away from school boards

If you listen to public remarks given by Gov. Kay Ivey and other Republican lawmakers with leadership posts, you would have heard that education will be a focus during this year's legislative session, slated to begin on Tuesday at noon.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says grocery, income tax relief 'a possibility' this session

In a few days, the Alabama Legislature will begin the first session of the new quadrennium. In addition to both chambers having to deal with the constitutionally mandated duty of passing budgets, a $2.6 billion surplus leftover from the prior legislative session will also have to be handled.

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State Rep. Stringer: Releasing violent offenders not a solution to prison overcrowding — 'Build new prisons'

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) is apparently reconsidering his 2021 "yes" vote on legislation that retroactively applied a 2015 mandatory release law to all inmates before 2015.

Barry Moore Alabama News
'Real soon': U.S. Rep. Moore says GOP's congressional oversight, investigations imminent

It has not been quite a month yet since Republicans have officially taken charge of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Egg farm Alabama News
Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate warns egg shortage will 'be with us a little while' — 'With Easter coming up, don't look for eggs to get cheaper anytime soon'

High egg prices continue to be a problem for consumers as inflationary pressures combined with a strain of avian influenza have limited production.

Sessions Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions: 'I believe we need to get back to some discipline — I think that is a huge problem in our education system'

State-level elected officials have vowed to make improving Alabama's public education a priority in 2023. However, specifics have not been forthcoming as of yet. State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) said he would like to see "discipline" return to the classroom.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Steve Marshall calls for legislature to enact a RICO statute to tackle gang-related crime

Law enforcement officials are searching for answers on the heels of the fatal shooting in downtown Mobile on New Year's Eve that resulted in one dead and nine injured.

Palmer720 Alabama News
Palmer blames 'extreme' candidates, D.C. consultants for GOP's underwhelming midterms

Last week's defeat of Georgia Republican nominee Herschel Walker to incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) was emblematic of how the GOP fared in the 2022 midterm election cycle.

Medicaid Alabama News
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.

Elliott Alabama News
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.

Medicaid Alabama News
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.

Ledbetter Alabama News
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.

Palmer Alabama News
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.

Gudger415 Alabama News
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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