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    Bill calling for vote to make County School Superintendent an elected position passes in State House

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. - House Bill 622, which would change the Cullman County School Superintendent from an appointed post to an elected post, passed the Senate Thursday after having made it through the House of Representatives April 29. Fewer than one in three Representatives took part...

    Alabama faith leaders call on Gov. Ivey to expand Medicaid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nearly 300 Alabama faith leaders released a joint letter Thursday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by 278 pastors, imams, sisters and other faith leaders – asks for...

    Senate passes largest General Fund Budget in Alabama history 

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate today passed the largest General Fund Budget in the state’s history. Chairman Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), Senators Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) released the below statements on the passing of this $2,482,799,471 billion budget proposal.    Senator Albritton, chairman of the Senate...

    Federal Government releases preliminary 2020 census finding; Alabama keeps all congressional seats

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Census Bureau on Monday afternoon released its preliminary report on the 2020 census, and Alabama officials are breathing a sigh of relief. Expected to lose up to two Congressional seats, the state’s reported population of 5,030,053 was sufficient...

    Cullman area legislators Stadthagen, Gudger commended by Republican Party for conservative legislation

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cullman area legislators State Sen. Garlan Gudger and State Rep. Scott Stadthagen last week received the Alabama Republican Party’s Chairman’s Commendation for their support of conservative party values through the sponsorship of a bill requiring athletes in gender-specific sports events to...

    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

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    "Major broadband legislation will be addressed again in my committee (House Urban & Rural Development) this coming week. A working group of legislators met with Governor Ivey this past week to make final changes to SB215 carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville. This...

    Rep. Corey Harbison speaks on the recently filed HB622 bill

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope on Tuesday afternoon filed HB622, a bill that, if passed, would allow Cullman County voters to decide on a state constitutional amendment that would make the role of Cullman County Schools superintendent an elected, instead of...

    Cullman County Sheriff opposes elements of new pistol permit law, calls for local constitutional amendment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently-passed Alabama House Bill 308 (HB308), the Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act, makes changes to the way pistol permits are issued in the state of Alabama, including the creation of a lifetime permit and the allocation of a portion of...

    Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, March 24 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs officially proclaimed the month of April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the City of Cullman, challenging all citizens to observe SAAM by joining advocates and communities across the country in...

    Whitmire: Different year, same old fight, but a new champion for open government

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       Alabama doesn’t function like other states on a lot of things, but especially when it comes to public records.  Last year, my colleague Amy Yurkanin had a question: How much was the University of Alabama at Birmingham paying a private company to recruit students from...