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MONTGOMERY — A 2021 law that has led to the early release of hundreds of Alabama inmates in order to secure their supervision continues to draw criticism from state leaders.

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MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday sent lawmakers state spending plans that include 2% raises for educators and state employees and $400 one-time tax rebates for people who filed income tax returns for 2021.

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MONTGOMERY — Following a major pay increase for correctional officer trainees in Alabama prisons, Rep. Phillip Pettus, R-Greenhill, says he plans to sponsor legislation to give new state troopers equal pay.

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MONTGOMERY — In an effort to address the growing shortage of health care workers in Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey announced during her state of the state address this month a proposal to create a statewide health care-focused public high school in the west Alabama town of Demopolis.

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MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Legislature will resume its 2023 regular session on Tuesday, and high on lawmakers to-do list is legislation to extend and expand the tax incentives the state uses to entice new employers.

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MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a spending plan to use $1 billion in federal coronavirus funds largely on a mix of water and sewer infrastructure, broadband expansion and reimbursements to healthcare providers hit financially by the pandemic.

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MONTGOMERY — An Alabama Senate committee on Wednesday modified a proposed $1.06 billion spending plan to adjust how some of the nearly $400 million for water and sewer projects can be spent.

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MONTGOMERY — A new proposal to reduce the state sales tax on essential grocery items will soon be filed by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, chairman of the Senate’s education budget committee.

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MONTGOMERY — The Alabama House on Tuesday advanced a plan to use the state’s final $1 billion in federal pandemic relief funds mostly on a mix of water and sewer infrastructure, broadband expansion and health care reimbursements.

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MONTGOMERY — The office of Gov. Kay Ivey is working to halt the release of “confidential materials” and “privileged documents” related to a lawsuit filed against the Alabama Department of Transportation by a Baldwin County toll bridge company.

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MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday advanced a spending plan to use the state's final $1 billion in federal pandemic relief funds on water and sewer infrastructure, broadband expansion, health care reimbursements and other projects.

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MONTGOMERY — Richard Shelby, the longest serving U.S. senator from Alabama at 36 years, was recognized by state leaders Thursday during a special event at the State Capitol.

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MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey issued an executive order Wednesday instructing Alabama’s executive branch agencies to cut 25% of its regulations on businesses and citizens by March of 2025.

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