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MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers spent much of their first week of the 2022 legislative session in closed-door preparations on a plan to spend about $772 million in federal COVID relief money.

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MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday urged lawmakers to use federal pandemic relief on longstanding problems, such as broadband access and water and sewer infrastructure, but also praised Alabama's legal effort to block the Biden administration's vaccine mandates.

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MONTGOMERY — The lawmaker who last year pushed a state law to allow college athletes to be compensated whenever their name, image or likeness is used in promotional material is now trying to undo it.

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MONTGOMERY — Top state lawmakers say the biggest immediate issue the Legislature faces as it prepares to gather today is the allocation of some $580 million in federal relief funds.

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MONTGOMERY — Sens. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, and Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, said recently they’ll try again in the upcoming session to give one-time bonuses to retired state workers and teachers.

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MONTGOMERY — A northern Alabama Republican lawmaker said he plans to bring legislation next year to make adjustments to the state’s monuments protection act.

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MONTGOMERY — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed two COVID-19 vaccine-related bills, one aimed at pushing back against federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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MONTGOMERY — A north Alabama lawmaker wants to prohibit Alabama businesses and agencies from requiring their employees or patrons from being immunized.

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MONTGOMERY — The commission deciding what changes should be made to Alabama’s constitution is close to a final vote, with most members agreeing on Wednesday about alterations to three sections containing racist language.

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MONTGOMERY — Sens. Larry Stutts (R-Sheffield) and Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) praised the state Senate’s passage of HB 4, concerning a phased plan for prison construction and renovation.

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MONTGOMERY — Amid a national debate over the use of pandemic relief funds, Alabama lawmakers swiftly approved a plan Friday to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan to help build two super-size prisons, brushing off criticism from congressional Democrats that the money was not inten…

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