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Racing for the Speaker’s gavel
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Racing for the Speaker’s gavel

While another candidate could emerge, Clouse and Ledbetter have been openly campaigning for the House’s top spot since last year. The House Republican Caucus will likely make its speaker selection soon after the November elections. A new speaker won’t be formally selected until the full chamber meets for an organizational session.

As meal waivers end, schools grapple with increased costs, supply chain issues
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As meal waivers end, schools grapple with increased costs, supply chain issues

Several school systems around the state have advocated for an extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture waivers that first went into effect in March 2020, but Congressional action seems unlikely now. School leaders are reminding low-income families they need to apply for reduced priced or free meals for the upcoming school year — something they haven’t had to do the past two school years.

Poll: Strong leading, many undecided in AL-5 runoff
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Poll: Strong leading, many undecided in AL-5 runoff

Likely Republican runoff voters in north Alabama favor Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong, 46% over Huntsville School Superintendent Casey Wardynski, 31%, to replace outgoing Congressman Mo Brooks of Huntsville, according to a new poll. Nearly 24% of voters were still undecided. Strong led on Election Day with nearly 47% of the vote. Wardynski came in...

Coleman readying ‘red flag’ bill for Alabama Legislature
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Coleman readying ‘red flag’ bill for Alabama Legislature

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have red flag laws. Republican-led Florida passed a red flag law in 2018, following a shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that killed 17 people. A recent CBS News analysis of state court records, Florida has issued 8,969 emergency risk protection orders since 2018.