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Mercedes-Benz workers will vote on union in May • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

Workers at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Vance will vote on a union between May 13 and May 17. The vote will come after months of organizing in the plant by workers who say compensation has stalled at the factory, widely credited with starting Alabama’s automotive industry in the 1990s. “We are ready to vote yes because […]

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Alabama Republicans Try to ‘Criminalize Librarians Simply for Doing Their Jobs’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama Library Association and other critics on Wednesday called out the state’s Republican policymakers for pushing a new bill that opponents warn will unfairly jail librarians and have a chilling impact on collections. House Bill 385, introduced Tuesday by state Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-43) and 30 other legislators, says that “under existing law, certain […]

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Alabama enacts new restrictions on absentee ballot requests | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has placed new restrictions on assistance with absentee ballot requests, making it illegal to return another person’s ballot application and making it a felony to pay someone to distribute or collect applications. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced she had signed the bill into law a day after it […]

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Alabama governor signs law banning diversity programs in schools | National | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

(Reuters) — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law on Wednesday a ban on diversity, equity and inclusion programs in public schools, making the state one of a few to enact broad measures against what she and other Republicans call a leftward tilt in U.S. education. The bill, which passed Alabama’s Republican-led legislature on Tuesday, bans […]

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Alabama Gov. Signs Law To Prohibit Ballot Application Trafficking | #elections | #alabama

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation on Wednesday to prohibit the trafficking of absentee ballot applications in Alabama elections. “Here in Alabama, we are committed to ensuring our elections are free and fair,” Ivey said in a statement. “Under my watch, there will be no funny business in Alabama elections.” As my colleague Brianna Lyman […]

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Alabama governor signs law banning diversity programs in schools | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law on Wednesday a ban on diversity, equity and inclusion programs in public schools, making the state one of a few to enact broad measures against what she and other Republicans call a leftward tilt in U.S. education. The bill, which passed Alabama’s Republican-led legislature on Tuesday, bans public […]

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‘There will be no funny business in Alabama elections’ | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation banning ballot harvesting into law on Wednesday.  The legislation was sponsored by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) and State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville). “Here in Alabama, we are committed to ensuring our elections are free and fair. I commend Secretary of State Wes Allen, as well as members […]

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Alabama GOP Passes Bill Targeting Diversity Programs At Public Colleges | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama’s GOP-led legislature passed a sweeping new measure on Tuesday that would ban state funding for diversity programs at public universities and other government entities, an effort opponents say would undo decades of advancements in civil rights. Lawmakers in the state Senate overwhelmingly passed the new bill, which, if signed into law, would broadly ban […]

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Alabama Legislature passes legislation banning state funding of DEI, limiting teaching of ‘divisive concepts’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama’s Republican-led Legislature passed a new measure to ban state funding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs at public universities, local boards of education and government agencies.  The legislation limits teaching “divisive concepts” about race and gender and prohibits transgender students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity at public universities and colleges.  […]

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What to know about Alabama’s fast-tracked legislation to protect in vitro fertilization clinics | #elections | #alabama

Alabama lawmakers moved quickly to approve legislation on Wednesday that protects in vitro fertilization clinics from lawsuits in response to an uproar sparked by last month’s state Supreme Court ruling that found frozen embryos have the rights of children under the state’s wrongful death law. Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed the bill into law […]

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