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Alabama

Alabama lawmakers advance bill to ensure Biden is on the state’s ballot | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama Senate has voted for legislation meant to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot April 23, 2024, 6:40 PM ET • 2 min read MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate voted Tuesday for legislation meant to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot, mirroring accommodations […]

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Arkansas

Oklahoma Arkansas River levees, homeless camp bills advance

The legislative vehicle for state matching funds to repair and replace the Arkansas River levee system in the Tulsa area moved forward in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday. Senate Bill 1391, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, would set up a revolving fund for what is expected to be a $50 million appropriation. The […]

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City Council

Jackson City Council Discusses Revamping Fire Department | News | #citycouncil

A resolution to improve training at the Jackson Fire Department and beef up the cooperative agreement between the city and Butts County Fire and Emergency Services was discussed at length, but not passed, by the Jackson City Council at its Tuesday, April 16 meeting. The discussion comes on the heels of citizen complaints regarding the […]

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City Council

City Council votes against rezoning of the Renfro House | #citycouncil

A proposed rezoning that would allow the historic Renfro-Andrus House to become a bed and breakfast has been disapproved by the council, but there is another potential path for the plans to move forward. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the council unanimously voted against an ordinance that would rezone the property that the Renfro House […]

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Arkansas

Oklahoma Legislature budgets for Arkansas River levee work

OKLAHOMA CITY — Full state funding to ensure critically needed work on the Arkansas River levee system has been included in fiscal year 2025 budget proposals finalized by both the Oklahoma House and Senate. Much work remains to be done before the state’s actual spending plan for the coming fiscal year can be finalized. In […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas governor’s office potentially violated laws by buying lectern: audit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘ office potentially violated state laws on purchasing, state property and government records when it purchased a $19,000 lectern for the Republican governor that’s prompted nationwide attention, an audit requested by lawmakers said Monday. Legislative auditors referred the findings in the long-awaited audit of the […]

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Mayor

Tulsa council OK’s measure to increase next mayor’s salary

The Tulsa City Council approved without comment Wednesday a measure that increases the mayor’s annual salary from $105,000 to $190,000. The nearly 81% increase in annual pay would take effect when the next mayor takes office on Dec. 2. Mayor G.T. Bynum, who is not seeking reelection after serving two four-year terms, told the Tulsa […]

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Alabama

Alabama lawmakers advance bills to ensure Joe Biden is on the state’s ballot | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press April 17, 2024, 12:03 PM ET • 4 min read MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers advanced legislation Wednesday to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot, mirroring accommodations made […]

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Arkansas

Audit says Arkansas governor’s office potentially violated laws with $19,000 lectern purchase | Nation & World News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A long-awaited audit on a $19,000 lectern bought for Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee cites multiples potential violations of state law in the item’s purchase. The audit requested by lawmakers about the lectern that drew nationwide scrutiny and attention was released on Monday. The report said Sanders’ office potentially violated […]

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Alabama

Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? | Elections | #elections | #alabama

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