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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

Several big bills moved through the legislature this week, including a record-sized General Fund Budget. The $3 billion budget unanimously passed the House and includes a modest pay raise for state employees. The Senate was also in full agreement on a bill last week. All 35 Alabama senators signed on

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@GovernorKayIveyApril 28It is always encouraging to see our students loving to learn about our state and this nation. Thank you, Amelia, for sharing your photos with us! Maybe one day, you could be sitting at the governor’s desk. I have to say, you certainly look the part! #alpolitics

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

On Tuesday (14th day of regular session):  On Wednesday (committee day only): On Thursday (15th day of of regular session):

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: House Passes General Fund Budget

The Alabama House passed the state’s General Fund budget, providing for annual spending of more than $3 billion. The budget, which is inline with Governor Ivey’s priorities but larger than her proposal, passed by a vote of 105-0 after a brief discussion led by the sponsor of the bill. The General Fund

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: Legislature Passes Vaping Ban in Vehicles with Kids

The legislature passed a bill to ban smoking or vaping  in a vehicle that is carrying passengers 14 or younger. Last week, with a 30-0 vote, the Senate gave final approval to a House-passed bill that makes it a secondary violation, meaning that police could only charge a violator if

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: Bill Increases Funding For Alabama Sheriffs 

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill to provide more money to county sheriffs to offset the loss of funds caused by the repeal of the requirement for a permit to carry concealed handguns. Lawmakers created a “Local Government Pistol Permit Revenue Loss Fund” last year, intended to replace

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: Grocery Tax Cut Supported By Full Senate

All members of the Alabama Senate have signed onto a proposal to cut the grocery tax in half this year, with a full cut on the way. The fact that all 35 Senators have signed on as co-sponsors makes the bill by Sen. Andrew Jones the frontrunner. Alabama has a

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May 1, 2023 Group Watch: Bill Filed to Ban CCP Ownership of AL Land

House majority leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) filed The Alabama Property Protection Act last week. The legislation would ban China from buying and owning Alabama land, protecting both the state’s agricultural resources but also the multiple military bases and sites within the state. The bill is similar to legislation being spearheaded

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April 24, 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

Alabama businesses had a great week in the Alabama legislature. Governor Ivey’s four-bill economic development package achieved final passage and was signed into law, which means the priority item on this session’s agenda can be checked “done.”  Alabama Senator Katie Britt also enjoyed a stellar week thanks to the result of

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April 24, 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@thebloomgroupApril 23Congratulations to our Bloom Group seniors, Walton Norrell and Breland Burnham.

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