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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Legislature Passes Parental Rights Bill

A bill to ensure parents retain the right to raise their children unanimously passed the Senate after passing the House by an overwhelming majority. Representative Kenneth Pashal (R-Pelham), the bill’s House sponsor, called parental rights “natural rights that can’t be taken by government.” It now awaits Governor Ivey’s signature. Read more here.

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: The Alabama Property Protection Act is Now Law

Governor Ivey has signed The Alabama Property Protection Act into law. It prohibits the governments of China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from purchasing certain property in the state, including property used for agriculture or forestry or property that is within 10 miles of military installations and other critical infrastructure,

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: New AL Law Bans Transgender Women from Collegiate Female Sports

Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation that will ban transgender women from playing on female sports teams in college, making Alabama the latest state to place restrictions on transgender athletes. She says the law is about “fairness,” and the legislation expands the state’s existing 2021 ban on transgender athletes on K-12

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Governor Ivey Points to Consistent Pay Raises for Teachers 

Last week, Governor Ivey touted her support of Alabama’s hard-working teachers pointing to the 2-percent pay raise included in the budget she signed and noting that when added to pay raises she’s supported in previous years, the  increase in pay for teachers during her time as governor totals 15 percent. Read her

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Coach Saban Leads SEC Group on D.C. Lobbying Visit 

University of Alabama’s Coach Nick Saban is tackling the issue of collegiate athletes being paid for usage of their “name, image and likeness” in endorsements. He’ll be leading a group of other SEC coaches, athletic directors and others on a trip to Washington D.C. where they’ll ask Congress for assistance in

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June 5, 2023 Group Watch: Legislature Approves Higher Ed Loan Program

The Alabama Legislature passed The Distressed Institutions of Higher Education Revolving Loan Program Fund last week, which could rescue Birmingham-Southern College and other financially strained colleges in the state. The bill to provide temporary aid now awaits Gov.Ivey’s signature. According to the bill, to qualify for a loan, an institution –

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May 29, 2023 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

After midnight last Thursday (so technically on Friday), The Alabama Legislature passed both the General Fund Budget and the Education Fund Budget, getting two of its most important jobs done as the 2023 regular session nears its end. Tax legislation also was also on the agenda last week, with a tax rebate

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May 29, 2023 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

@toddcstacyMay 25So they could be done June 8 or 9 instead of having to come back the week of the 12th. #alpolitics

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May 29, 2023 Group Watch: Day-by-Day, Play-by-Play

On Tuesday (24th day of regular session):  On Wednesday (25th day and a committee day): On Thursday (26th day of of regular session): On Friday (27th day of of regular session):

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May 29, 2023 Group Watch: Alabama Lawmakers Change Tax Rebate Again

Alabama lawmakers gave final approval to a tax rebate for Alabama taxpayers, passing a bill to provide $150 for individuals and $300 for couples filing jointly. Governor Ivey proposed a rebate of $400 for individuals and $900 for couples during her State of the State address in March. The Senate

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