Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Freshman State Rep. Yarbrough says medical freedom, school choice top his list of legislative priorities

In one of his first interviews since winning the election for who will represent House District 7 in the Alabama Legislature, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) said he was sticking to campaign pledges and putting medical freedom and school choice at the top of his list of priorities.

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State Sen. Givhan: Expect movement on legislation to change how state health officer is selected

The turnover in the Alabama Legislature headed into the new quadrennium, combined with new leadership in the House of Representatives, has made State House expectations somewhat of a wildcard for 2023 and beyond.

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State Sen. Orr: If the people of Alabama want school choice, they certainly need to speak out to help move that needle

With now-former State Rep. Charlotte Meadows' (R-Montgomery) loss on Tuesday and the retirement of long-time former State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston), the future of a school choice bill making it through the Alabama Legislature in the future is very unclear.

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State Sen. Orr predicts both tax cuts, rebate — 'So much depends on where we are with the economy in March'

Lawmakers have been mixed in their public comments about what to do with a $2 billion budget surplus.

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State Sen. Orr: Legislature could move to require more transparency from public school systems on personnel matters

While the fallout from a Huntsville middle school teacher's drag queen performances still is playing out, Huntsville City Schools has remained tight-lipped on the situation, claiming they were "limited" in what they can share because it was a personnel matter.

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House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: School choice 'something we need to look at'

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) hinted he was open to school choice in the upcoming legislative session.

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State Sen. Orr says Alabama, Auburn fight against the legislature on the horizon over school autonomy

According to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), chairman of the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee, Auburn University and the University of Alabama could be working to oppose the legislature's authority over the two schools.

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State Sen. Orr suggests 'second look' at 2019 abortion ban but says law ultimately up to constituents

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), who is an attorney, said the legislature would have to take a "second look" at the law.

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State Senate Majority Leader Scofield downplays ARPA special session possibility – 'Not sure that there’s a whole lot of rush'

During an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Yaffee Program," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) argued there was no urgency for a special session before the 2023 regular session.