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Ivey vetoes bill to delay third-grade literacy holdback
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Ivey vetoes bill to delay third-grade literacy holdback

By CAROLINE BECK and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has vetoed a bill that would delay until 2024 a requirement that third-grade students who are not reading proficiently repeat the grade. Today is the last day Ivey has to approve bills passed during this year’s legislative session. Without her...

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Weekend Digest – May 23, 2021

New COVID cases plummet to lowest levels since last June; Mobile throws ‘tardy-gras’; Birmingham closes second mass vaccination site; Officer convicted of murder set for sentencing; Jan. 6 rioters claim mob made them do it.

State lawmakers expect special sessions
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State lawmakers expect special sessions

By CAROLINE BECK and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers could be called back to the State House this year for multiple special sessions on various issues, but the likely first topic will be the distribution of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds. That American Rescue Plan Act money...

‘Vaccine passports’ ban passes final vote
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‘Vaccine passports’ ban passes final vote

Senate Bill 267 from Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, and Rep. Paul Lee, R-Dothan, says state and local governments  “may not require an individual to receive an immunization or present documentation of an immunization as a condition for receiving any government benefit or service or for entry into a government building…”

Weekend Digest – May 9, 2021
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Weekend Digest – May 9, 2021

Last day of session could see gambling and gun rights bills; Jury convicts Alabama officer; Saban encourages getting vaccinated; Inmate killed 1 day before release; AL supreme court clears way for suit for Texas woman death

Wes Allen announces run for Secretary of State
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Wes Allen announces run for Secretary of State

State Rep. Wes Allen announced his campaign for seeking the Republican nomination for Secretary of State on Thursday. He has served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 2018 and before that as Pike County Probate Judge for nearly a decade.