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Business Wire
New Study Finds Alabama Students Improve Test Scores Using Fuel Education’s Stridestudents. We are also appreciative to the Alabama Department of Education, the
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
students. We are also appreciative to the Alabama Department of Education, the Alabama State Board of Education, and the Alabama Legislature for providing much needed at-risk funding to assist those students and schools who need it most.” About... Read more
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The Selma Times-Journal
Ivey marks 100 days in officeinfrastructure. However, she acknowledged the political difficulties that a pro
The Selma Times-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
infrastructure. However, she acknowledged the political difficulties that a proposed gas tax increase has faced in the Alabama Legislature. “While we’ve got more people working today than we’ve had working in the last decade, there are still... Read more
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Al.com
Here comes OWA: Amusement park opens Friday, while Foley ties loose endsspokeswoman with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractio
Al.com / Posted 6 days ago
spokeswoman with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions said the organization encourages the Alabama Legislature "to develop regulations appropriate for their attractions." There are voluntary industry guidelines. For... Read more
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Al.com
Southeast Alabama highway named in honor of Lucy Baxleyhim. The resolution that led to the designation of "Lieutenant Governor Lucy B
Al.com / Posted 6 days ago
him. The resolution that led to the designation of "Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley Memorial Highway" was passed by the Alabama Legislature in February. "It was easily passed on the House floor and I'm sure on the Senate floor," Rep. Paul Lee... Read more
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The Troy Messenger
Back-to-school sales tax holiday is this weekendsupplies is this weekend during the annual “Back-to-School” tax holiday in Alab
The Troy Messenger / Posted 6 days ago
supplies is this weekend during the annual “Back-to-School” tax holiday in Alabama. With schools starting earlier, the Alabama Legislature made the decision earlier this year to push back the annual tax holiday. Kathy Sauer, president of the... Read more
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Al.com
In Birmingham, it's time to throw the bums outis. Throwing the bums out is overrated. Throwing the bums out gave us Guy Hun
Al.com / Posted 12 days ago
is. Throwing the bums out is overrated. Throwing the bums out gave us Guy Hunt, and Mike Hubbard, and much of the current Alabama Legislature. Throwing the bums out, more times than not, is just a changing of the bums. That's the squabble that... Read more
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Al.com
Autism support group accuses Trip Pittman's camp of deleting critical Facebook commentsoversees Insurance for Autism Now's page, a private page that has over 1,000 me
Al.com / Posted 12 days ago
oversees Insurance for Autism Now's page, a private page that has over 1,000 members. "He was the only 'No' vote in the Alabama Legislature," said Hall, who added that commenters were also being outright banned by Pittman's campaign team from... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Guest editorial: Felons and votingA law passed in May by the Alabama Legislature is about to go into effect that
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 13 days ago
A law passed in May by the Alabama Legislature is about to go into effect that will give thousands of convicted felons in the state the right to vote. This does not include those convicted of the severest felonies, such as murder, kidnapping, rape... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Guest editorial: Felons and votingA law passed in May by the Alabama Legislature is about to go into effect that
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 13 days ago
A law passed in May by the Alabama Legislature is about to go into effect that will give thousands of convicted felons in the state the right to vote. This does not include those convicted of the severest felonies, such as murder, kidnapping, rape... Read more
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Al.com
Report: Alabama one of 6 states to execute inmates so far this yearon whether to impose the death penalty in capital murder cases. Ivey signed th
Al.com / Posted 14 days ago
on whether to impose the death penalty in capital murder cases. Ivey signed the bill, which had earlier been passed by the Alabama Legislature. Mental disability case One Alabama prisoner also has been among three death row inmates who got... Read more
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Al.com
Why did Alabama stop pursuing rural internet access?broadband access. At a recent event, one of Sen. Scofield's constituents commen
Al.com / Posted 14 days ago
broadband access. At a recent event, one of Sen. Scofield's constituents commended him for putting forward a bill to the Alabama legislature that sought to tackle some of the issues faced by rural residents without high speed internet. "She... Read more
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Al.com
Birmingham BOE sues to block charter school openingpublication of this story. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jim Hughey III has n
Al.com / Posted 25 days ago
publication of this story. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jim Hughey III has not set a hearing in the case. In 2015 the Alabama Legislature approved the formation of charter schools in the state. Under that law, public school boards can elect to... Read more
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The Franklin County Times
Alabama Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow announces state Senate campaigneven then how wise he was. Public schools were the backbone in making the Unite
The Franklin County Times / Posted 26 days ago
even then how wise he was. Public schools were the backbone in making the United States a great nation. As a Member of the Alabama Legislature, I personally fought legislators in 2013 who were launching attacks against Public Education. The Alabama... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
Death-penalty symposium: Incremental victories for capital defendants but no sweeping changeto determine whether Alabama was correct that no reconsideration of its judicia
SCOTUSblog / Posted 26 days ago
to determine whether Alabama was correct that no reconsideration of its judicial-override practices was necessary. The Alabama legislature has since repealed the judicial-override provisions, but dozens of the nearly 200 people on death row in... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Court: 'ADOC’s mental-health care is horrendously inadequate'inadequate treatment and monitoring in segregation. UPDATE: Governor Kay Ivey
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 27 days ago
inadequate treatment and monitoring in segregation. UPDATE: Governor Kay Ivey said calling a special session of the Alabama legislature to deal with the order is a possibility. "I am committed to providing justice to all Alabamians by... Read more
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Al.com
Lotteries have been a source of government revenue for centuriesBy Wayne Curtis, PhD,former superintendent of Alabama banks, and a retired Troy
Al.com / Posted 28 days ago
By Wayne Curtis, PhD,former superintendent of Alabama banks, and a retired Troy University business school dean. The Alabama Legislature has not seen fit to allow the state's citizens to vote on a lottery. Our elected officials proclaim, "Alabama is... Read more
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Al.com
Oliver Robinson: A toxic waste of talentstate Rep. Oliver Robinson had it going on. He was a basketball star at UAB, an
Al.com / Posted a month ago
state Rep. Oliver Robinson had it going on. He was a basketball star at UAB, and his political star had been rising in the Alabama Legislature where he served for 18 years until he suddenly resigned last year. Robinson was a rarity in red-state... Read more
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Al.com
Before going to jail, Oliver Robinson must go to north Birmingham and tell residents why he betrayed thempolitical capacities at the state level, going back to William Hooper Councill,
Al.com / Posted 1 months ago
political capacities at the state level, going back to William Hooper Councill, the former slave who served as clerk of the Alabama Legislature for two years during Reconstruction, as embers from the Civil War still smoldered. And they certainly... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
U.S. Attorney Charges Former State Rep. Oliver Robinson in Bribery Conspiracyare that Mr. Robinson accepted a valuable contract from a Birmingham law firm i
The Birmingham Times / Posted 1 months ago
are that Mr. Robinson accepted a valuable contract from a Birmingham law firm in exchange for using his position in the Alabama legislature to advocate for the position of a coal company, which was a client of the law firm in opposing a proposal... Read more
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Al.com
Former Alabama legislator Oliver Robinson charged in bribery scheme; enters federal plea dealrevealed. About a year and a half after Robinson spoke out at the ADEM meeting
Al.com / Posted 1 months ago
revealed. About a year and a half after Robinson spoke out at the ADEM meeting, Robinson abruptly resigned from the Alabama Legislature. His resignation late last year stunned many in Alabama political circles. He said at the time he was... Read more
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