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Jacksonville State University closes Office of Diversity and Inclusion to comply with state’s new DEI ban

Jacksonville State University will close its Office of Diversity and Inclusion next week after the state legislature banned taxpayer-funded diversity, equity, and inclusion offices and training in March.

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Legislature sends ballot harvesting, DEI prohibitions to Ivey's desk

Tuesday was a banner day for conservative priorities at the Alabama State House.

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Bill eliminating taxpayer-funded DEI departments in Alabama passes Senate

After over seven hours of Democrat filibustering, the State Senate passed a bill Thursday banning taxpayer resources from funding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices and training in Alabama public universities, schools and agencies.

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Bill eliminating taxpayer-funded DEI departments in Alabama filed in State Senate

State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road) filed legislation banning taxpayer-funded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) departments in Alabama on Tuesday.

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House gambling legislation faces 'uphill battle' in Senate

Comprehensive gambling legislation sailed through the House last week, but the Senate isn’t in a rush yet to advance the proposals.

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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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No, ACLU — Alabama's criminal enterprise law doesn't target college fraternities and sororities

In withering terms, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road) is denying recent claims by the ACLU of Alabama that his legislation cracking down on criminal enterprises will be used to target college sororities and fraternities.

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Legislature passes bill increasing penalties for gang-related felonies; Will go to Ivey for signature

The bill adding enhanced penalties for offenders involved in "criminal enterprises" passed the Alabama legislature on Thursday.

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State Sen. Barfoot: 'About 84% of all the education supplemental budget went Birmingham-north'

One of the bigger fights in the Alabama Legislature this session was over an appropriation for the proposed Maxwell Gateway project, which includes some aesthetic elements welcoming visitors to Montgomery and a water park.

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Bill formerly known as the 'Gang' Prevention Act passes Senate

Amended legislation adding enhanced penalties for offenders involved in “criminal enterprises” passed the Alabama Senate unanimously on Wednesday.

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Bill that would end ignition interlock requirement for DUI offenders advances in Senate

Legislation that would end an ignition interlock installation requirement for those guilty of drunk driving and participating in a pretrial diversion program passed the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee unanimously on Wednesday. 

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Education supplemental budget passes State Senate with $100 tax rebates

The Senate passed an amended supplemental education budget on Thursday that included a $100 tax rebate for Alabama taxpayers.

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ALGOP chair Wahl praises Republican legislators for fight against 'woke policies'

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl commended several Republican legislators for sponsoring bills in line with party's mission.

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Bill would raise penalties for gang-related crime — 'Has nothing to do with race,' says State Sen. Barfoot

Legislation that would establish enhanced penalties for gang-related crimes “has nothing to do with race” despite claims to the contrary from some Senate Democrats, according to State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road).

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AG Marshall working with lawmakers to draft bill to increase sentences for gang-related crimes

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is working with Republican lawmakers to bring a set of bills to the Alabama Legislature with the intention of curbing gang violence by increasing sentences for gang-related crimes.

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Audio — Montgomery Mayor Reed boasts about threatening state legislators Ingram, Barfoot; Ingram: 'I think it would be great for him to resign'

Newly released audio of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed shows him claiming to have threatened two lawmakers for legislative purposes, causing one to call for his resignation.

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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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Alabama Farmers Federation announces more legislative endorsements

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Farmers Federation announced more endorsements in the coming 2022 elections. The group endorsed incumbent...