Lawmakers were at the state house until early Friday morning passing over 70 bills, but the process hit a snag when it came to allocating billions of dollars from the state’s general fund and education trust fund.
A bill making its way through the Alabama Legislature would prevent Chinese ownership of property in the state, marking the latest development in the strained relationship between the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies.
Dollars meant for public education could be used to build a new prison. Part of Governor Kay Ivey’s budget proposal allocates at least one million dollars from the education trust fund to complete the now billion-dollar prison in Elmore County.
Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate stood at 2.6%, unchanged from December 2022′s revised rate, and also unchanged from January 2022′s rate, according to an announcement today from Gov. Kay Ivey’s office.
Rep. Barry Moore, who serves Alabama’s 2nd District in Congress, called the Education Department “a nest of radical D.C. activists masquerading as educators pushing indoctrination schemes of radical anti-American ideas.”