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    Governor Ivey signs Nick Risner Act into law, backing the blue

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 143, which is named in honor of Sheffield K-9 Sgt. Nick Risner, who was tragically murdered in October 2021 by a man previously convicted of manslaughter. The Nick Risner Act, which is sponsored by Rep....

    Governor Ivey strengthens election integrity, signs “Zuckerbucks” bill into law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 194, the “Zuckerbucks” bill, into law. House Bill 194, sponsored by Rep. Wes Allen (R – HD89), prohibits state and local election officials from accepting private donations to fund election-related expenses. In the 2020...

    Governor Ivey signs three notable bills to improve Alabama communities

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed three notable bills into law aimed at improving Alabama communities. Governor Ivey signed Senate Bill 224, which requires individuals to contact prospective employers at least three times per week for each week of unemployment claimed to...

    House GOP Caucus successfully addresses all items in its 2022 ‘Standing Tall for Alabama’ legislative agenda

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R - Rainsville) and Agenda Committee Chairman Randall Shedd (R - Fairview) on Friday announced that members of the body’s Republican Caucus successfully addressed all items in its “Standing Tall for Alabama” legislative agenda during the...

    Governor Ivey signs Numeracy Act into law, strengthening Alabama’s focus on reading and math

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 171, the Alabama Numeracy Act, into law. The Numeracy Act, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr (R – SD3) and Rep. Alan Baker (R – HD66), is a strategic approach to improving mathematics achievement.  In...

    Black bear cubs collared in northeast Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - To say Traci Wood has a passion for bears would understate her love for the small black bear populations on opposite ends of the state in northeast and southwest Alabama. Wood, State Wildlife Grants coordinator with the Alabama Department of Conservation and...

    Governor Ivey announces funds transferred to ADEM for statewide water and sewer projects

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that the Alabama Department of Finance has signed an agreement with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) that officially provides $225 million in COVID-19 relief funds to ADEM for grants to provide or improve...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall files suit to end Biden’s public-travel mask mandate

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its imposition of an illegal mask mandate for public travel despite court rulings that it is violating the law. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic began,...

    Absentee voting period for May 24 Primary Election begins Wednesday

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The absentee voting period for the May 24 Primary Election begins on March 30, 2022. Important absentee voting deadlines are listed below: May 17, 2022: The last day that absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail.May 19, 2022: The last day that...

    Gov. Ivey signs constitutional carry bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama is now the 22nd constitutional carry state, and the first state to pass and sign constitutional carry in 2022.  All law-abiding citizens will soon be able to exercise the right to carry a gun without a permit.  Cullman City Police Chief Kenny...