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Arkansas

Arkansas House panel advances school gendered bathroom bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Transgender people at Arkansas public schools would not be able to use the restrooms matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by a state House committee on Tuesday. The House Education Committee endorsed the legislation, which would apply to multi-person restrooms and locker rooms at public schools and charter schools […]

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Proposed Arkansas law requires ID to watch pornography online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) – A bill was filed Tuesday, Jan. 17 that would require an ID to prove a viewer is over the age of 18 before they can be on a website that offers pornography. Senate Bill 66 is sponsored by Sen. Tyler Dees and Sen. Jim Perry who say the bill is […]

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Alabama

Alabama may be good shape in the US Senate, despite loss of seniority | News | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Richard Shelby walked out of the U.S. Senate this week after 36 years. Walking out with him is almost all of Alabama’s seniority and power in Washington. Seniority equates into power in the halls of Congress, especially in the Senate. National publications have illustrated the fact that Alabama has benefited more than all 50 states from […]

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Alabama

McConnell celebrates milestone as Senate Democrats retain power | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will claim the Senate majority again on Tuesday, but much of the chamber’s focus is on the top Republican as Mitch McConnell becomes the longest serving Senate leader in history. McConnell, 80, will surpass Montana Sen. Mike Mansfield’s record of 16 years as party leader when the Senate convenes midday for […]

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Alabama

Remark | Remarks | THE NEWSROOM | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

12.19.22 ‘The state of Alabama has sent some prolific and powerful Senators to this chamber over its history. But Richard Shelby has surpassed them all. He is not just the longest-serving Senator from Alabama, he is the most influential. Our friend is one of the most effective legislators the United States Senate has ever seen.’ […]

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Keep an eye on committees during 2023 legislative session

ARKANSAS (KNWA/FOX24) — All members of the Arkansas legislature now have their committee assignments, which will be important to watch during the upcoming legislative session. The committees on both the House and Senate side range from taxes, to public transportation, to agriculture. These committees are where most of the action happens on bills that are […]

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Alabama

Lawmakers bid farewell to Sen. Shelby after 51 years in office | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Longtime Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby is nearing his final day in office. On Wednesday, lawmakers in Washington took to the Senate floor to bid farewell to Shelby and thank him for his decades of service. Senator Shelby served 51 years in office – with 44 of those years spent in […]

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Alabama

Alabama House leaders react to midterm election results | #elections | #alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Alabama Republicans maintained control of the state, winning all major races in the 2022 midterms. Across the country, we didn’t see the same dominance from the GOP. After races were called for party candidates in Nevada and Arizona, the Democrats clinched control of the Senate for two more years. The runoff […]

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Alabama

Republicans hope Ledbetter, Stadthagen bring new conservative leadership to the Alabama House | News | #elections | #alabama

So the Alabama general elections are behind us, and new lawmakers are being sworn in to serve in the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate. There will be 31 freshmen in the House and six in the Senate. In addition, Republicans recently elected new leadership that will take over when they convene in 2023. With […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas lawmakers react to Senate passing Respect for Marriage Act

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage passed the U.S. Senate with a 61 to 36 vote on Tuesday, and Arkansas lawmakers explained their decision to vote against the bill. The current bill has bipartisan support from democrats and republicans, with more than two-thirds of senate republicans voting against the […]

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