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Gov. Ivey breaks ground on West Alabama Corridor Project

Gov. Kay Ivey made a visit to Linden on November 12 where she presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Linden Bypass. The ceremony took place at the Linden Industrial Park with area mayors, county commissioners, and local and state dignitaries. Other speakers at the event were Choctaw County Commissioner Tony Cherry, Bobby Singleton of the Alabama Senate, A.J, McCampbell from the Alabama House of Representatives, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day.
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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed’s reelection campaign

The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Tuesday announced that it had endorsed the reelection campaign of Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper). Reed, who represents Senate District 5, was first elected to the upper chamber in 2010. In 2014, Reed was elected by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader of the Republican Caucus. The influential senator in 2021 ascended to the position of president pro tem, making him one of the top elected officials in the state of Alabama.
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Forestry Association endorses Greg Reed for Senate District 5

The Alabama Forestry Association has announced its endorsement of Republican Greg Reed who is seeking re-election for state Senate District 5. District 5 will now be covering all of Walker, Fayette and Lamar counties and parts of Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties. Reed was first elected to the Alabama Senate in...
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey picks 3 staff members for new leadership positions

Gov. Kay Ivey today announced she has picked three people on her staff for new leadership positions, the latest of several changes in the governor’s office. would take over as chief of staff with the departure of Jo Bonner, who is leaving the governor’s office after three years to serve as president of the University of South Alabama.

Convicted GOPer Tried To Legislate Himself Out Of Prison

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R), who is serving a 28-month prison sentence on felony ethics charges, allegedly schemed to have language added to a prison bill during the legislature’s special session in September that would lead to his release.

Voters, civil rights groups challenge Alabama political maps

Voters, civil rights, and faith groups joined together to file two lawsuits against Alabama’s new state legislature and congressional district maps Monday. The civil rights groups involved include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund (NAACP LDF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The first lawsuit focuses on the congressional districts included in HB 1. The second lawsuit focuses on districts for the Alabama Senate and Alabama House of Representatives in HB 2 and SB 1.

Alabama Forestry Association endorses Jabo Waggoner for state Senate

The Alabama Forestry Association announced its endorsement of Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, Friday. Waggoner is seeking re-election for state Senate District 16, which covers parts of Jefferson and Shelby counties. Waggoner is a Birmingham native and received his bachelor’s degree from Birmingham Southern College. He went on to earn...
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Alabama Farmers Federation endorses State Sen. Tom Whatley’s reelection bid

State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) has earned the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) in his reelection bid to the Alabama Senate, serving District 27. Whatley holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Auburn University and a juris doctorate from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. The senator, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, has served in the Alabama National Guard, Active Army or Reserves for over three decades.

The Alabama Forestry Association endorses Andrew Jones for state Senate

The Alabama Forestry Association has announced its endorsement of Republican Andrew Jones, who is seeking re-election for state Senate District 10. District 10 covers all of Cherokee and Etowah counties and part of DeKalb County. With the recent redistricting, the district now covers more of DeKalb County. Jones was elected...
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State Sen. Stutts on vote against SB9 vaccine exemption bill: ‘There is not really a balance there — The mandate is the problem’

Last week, the Alabama Legislature passed a bill prohibiting companies from firing an employee for refusing to take a COVID-19 vaccination if that employee claimed a medical or religious exemption. The bill, SB9, passed the Alabama Senate by a 23-2 vote. The two “no” votes were State Senate Minority Leader...

Second 2021 special legislative session report

Governor Ivey called a special session on Thursday, Oct. 28 to address redistricting and reapportionment of congressional, State Board of Education, state House of Representatives and state Senate districts based on the 2020 federal census, and appropriations for pandemic-related health care services. A special session of the Legislature is limited...

Two lawsuits filed challenging Alabama’s new congressional map

Two lawsuits challenging Alabama’s new congressional map were filed this week, arguing that the map unlawfully dilutes African Americans’ voting strength because the map has only one majority Black district out of the seven districts. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the new congressional, legislative, and school board districts into law...

Bill allowing employees to claim medical or religious exemptions to vaccine mandate moves to House

The Alabama Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow employees to fill out a form to apply for a medical or religious exemption to President Biden’s vaccine mandate. The mandate, which requires government employees and employees of companies with 100 or more working there, already has these exemptions in place. Sen. Chris Elliott of Fairhope, who wrote the bill, claims that these exemptions are being denied and admitted that the purpose of the bill was to define a proper religious exemption as broadly as possible.
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Alabama House Republicans advance vaccine exemptions

Republicans said they were responding to an outcry from constituents afraid of losing their jobs because they haven’t gotten vaccinated. Democrats said the bill would jeopardize both federal contractors in the state and public health for the sake of scoring political points. The House of Representatives voted 67-23 for the...