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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

A good bit of education-related legislation moved forward last week. The Senate approved a bill to create the state’s first health-focused high school. A bill restricting instruction on LGBTQ topics in public schools passed the House.  And a bill designed to ensure Alabama students are taught the dangers of fentanyl

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Post of the Week

@GovernorKayIveyMay 2The Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences is coming to Demopolis! I commend those of the Legislature who supported this important project, and I appreciate the support from Demopolis, healthcare systems & hospitals across our state. This is a major investment. #alpolitics

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

Tuesday, 26th day:  Wednesday, a committee day: Thursday, 27th day: 

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Healthcare-Focused High School Coming Soon

The Alabama Legislature gave final approval to a plan to create a residential, public high school in Demopolis that’s focused on educating future healthcare professionals. The tuition-free school will be open to students from around the state. The school could open as early as the fall of 2026. In January,

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Gambling Bills Don’t Clear Senate Hurdle

A plan to authorize an Alabama lottery and 10 casinos fell one vote short of approval in the Alabama Senate last week. The gambling legislation included two bills, HB151 and HB152. Both were compromise versions of bills that had passed the House and Senate with differences earlier in the session.

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Senate Approves Bill to Teach Students Dangers of Fentanyl

The Alabama Senate unanimously approved legislation to require Alabama public K-12 schools to instruct students about the dangers of fentanyl. It now goes to Governor Ivey for her signature. The bill adds fentanyl language to the current K-12 school drug education policy in response to a situation in Auburn a

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Bills Restricting Discussion of LGBTQ Topics in Public Schools Advance

Two bills that would limit LGBTQ topics and sex education in Alabama classrooms are advancing for a final vote in the legislature. A Senate committee voted along party lines to approve a bill that would update the state’s sex education curriculum and another that would prevent K-8 grade teachers from

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May 6, 2024 Group Watch: Bills Requiring Safe Firearm Storage Move Forward

A divided House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that could subject parents who do not safely secure firearms to criminal penalties. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state’s firearm mortality was 26.4 per 100,000 people in 2021, trailing only Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico. Under

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The 2024 regular session of the Alabama Legislature is starting to wind down, but there’s still a lot happening. The House passed a bill expanding a 2022 bill that restricts teachers in public schools from teaching about sexuality and gender identity. The House also passed a bill aimed at curtailing

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April 29, 2024 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@thebloomgroupApril 22Ivey signs anti-child trafficking bill

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