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Will Ainsworth: 'The radical left in this country has declared a jihadist-style attack on traditional Christian values'

Our pastor reminded us in his sermon this morning that our nation is facing a crisis of sin and a problem of the heart. I am angry and sad for our country and the direction it is heading.

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'He needs to be fired': Ainsworth says ALDOT's Cooper not doing a good job

Despite facing perpetual statewide criticism and pending criminal charges for over a year, Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper still manages to hold on to the top post at ALDOT.

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Ainsworth praises legislature, Ivey for passing 10 pro-military bills

Lt. Gov.  Will Ainsworth applauded on Monday the legislature passing and Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law a package of 10 pro-military bills during the 2024 regular session. 

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Ainsworth touts Trump election, legislative wins during Huntsville Men's Republican Club breakfast stop

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to a large crowd on Saturday at the Huntsville Republican men's breakfast. The group was founded by the late Elbert Peters and has hardly missed a monthly meeting since its inception in 1985. Saturday was the group's 473rd consecutive meeting. 

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UAW president Shawn Fain blames ‘egregious illegal behavior’ by Mercedes-Benz after election loss

Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance voted against joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) in an election held this week.

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Workforce development bills aimed at increasing Alabama’s low labor force participation filed

Alabama officials announced a new package of bills on workforce development on Thursday.

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Ainsworth praises final passage of CHOOSE Act: 'Alabama now ranks high among the nation's leaders in school choice options'

Alabama's Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth (R) released a statement on Wednesday praising the final passage of the "CHOOSE Act," commonly known as the School Choice bill, which has been making its way through the legislature.

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Ainsworth speaks at Education Freedom Day: 'It's time for Alabama to not be last in the nation — We want to be first in the nation'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to a large crowd of students from Montgomery on Tuesday at the Alabama Policy Institute Educational Freedom Day event on the State House steps.

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Ainsworth downplays gambling hype in Senate: 'We're not focused on it'

As comprehensive gambling gains momentum in the Alabama House of Representatives, the chances of a bill passing the Senate remain uncertain.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth, legislators unveil workforce development bills

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth and legislators unveiled a new legislative package in an attempt to improve the state’s workforce on Tuesday.

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Ainsworth announces endorsement for House District 27 — 'I am going all-in to elect Jeana Ross'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth hopes to have a say in who takes over his old House seat. On Tuesday, he officially endorsed former Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jeana Ross in the special election for House District 27, which he held from 2014-2018.

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Ainsworth predicts 'fireworks' early in legislative session: 'We're getting ready to run over some Democrats'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth reiterated his 2024 New Year's resolutions that included passing a school choice bill and fighting so-called woke policies during a gathering hosted by the Eastern Shore Republican on Thursday.

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'Let's go!!!': Ainsworth gears up for school choice legislation in 2024

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is ready to tackle the years-long debate over school choice in Alabama during the upcoming legislative session in February 2024.

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GOP federal congressional delegation backs Trump after Colorado Supreme Court removes him from its state 2024 ballot

Alabama’s state and federal lawmakers are coming out in droves in support of former President Donald Trump, after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that he was disqualified from appearing on the state’s presidential ballot.

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Shelby County Commission: I-65 widening between Alabaster and Calera will begin next year, finish in 2027

The Shelby County Commission announced on Monday night that construction on a portion of Interstate 65 from just north of Alabaster to Calera will begin next year and continue into at least 2027 to widen the roadway as it is frequently backed up.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth awards $179 million to K-12 schools

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth announced on Friday that almost $179 million has been officially awarded to 327 K-12 public schools across the state that submitted applications and demonstrated a need for capital improvements in their facilities.

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'We’ll never have lockdowns again in Alabama': Ainsworth slams state health officer over COVID response

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth said he understood the panic people felt when the pandemic hit, but knowing what he knows now, lockdowns and mandatory masking will never again come to Alabama.

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Ainsworth: Schools need to focus less on testing, more on job training to increase workforce

When it comes to economic growth and attracting more business to Alabama, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said government incentives do help, but increasing the labor force should be the primary focus.

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Ivey breaks silence on West Alabama Corridor project: ‘We’re going to press on’

Governor Kay Ivey recently broke her silence regarding the West Alabama Corridor project, saying it was a "vital" project that will continue as planned despite it currently being placed on hold by the Contract Review Committee.

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'The short answer is nothing is resolved': ALDOT contracts still on hold by legislators

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts held up over a dispute last week about the future of the West Alabama Corridor project are still on hold nearly a week later.

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Ainsworth: ALDOT director Cooper 'threatening' lawmakers for I-65 widening support

While talking about needed infrastructure projects in Alabama Thursday on FM Talk 1065’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth claimed that Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has threatened lawmakers who are pushing for a project on Interstate 65.

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Ainsworth: New K-12 grant program open for applications

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced on Tuesday that the application process for a new $179 million grant program for K-12 public schools across the state is open. 

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Ainsworth: Grocery tax elimination 'hopefully' in the next three to four years

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth said last week he was committed to a full repeal of Alabama's share of the grocery tax.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth predicts potential 'big upset' for Auburn in Iron Bowl against Alabama

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," Ainsworth said Auburn could have a "big upset" against in-state rival Alabama on November 25.

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Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth: Alabama's historic grocery tax cut goes into effect, but more work remains to finish the job

Alabamians are feeling a bit of relief at the grocery store checkout lines as a result of the tax cut on food that a coalition of conservative lawmakers and I pushed through the legislature during the 2023 regular session. 

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Ainsworth on Ivey announcement to widen I-65 to six lanes from Alabaster to Calera: 'It's a start'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth intends to “keep up the pressure” on the executive branch until the recently announced widening of Interstate 65 is extended from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ainsworth on grocery tax: 'I remain committed to removing it altogether’

Alabama shoppers at grocery stores will see a one-cent reduction in the state sales tax on groceries beginning tomorrow.

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