The state’s four regional traffic safety offices and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will use the funds to cover overtime for local police officers, sheriffs’ deputies and state troopers conducting extra patrols and checkpoints during peak travel times, like major holidays, targeting speeding, seat belt violations and impaired driving.
Sen. Richard Shelby has represented Alabama in Congress for decades, but with his career winding down, the question of where his official papers and records will be stored after his retirement is now known.
Wednesday, Congressman Braun (R-IN) led a press conference on Capitol Hill along with a handful of fellow Republican senators. He said he has support from 40 Republican senators to use the Congressional Review Act, a formal process for Congress to challenge an executive administrative rule to hault a potential vaccine mandate.
State Attorney General Steve Marshall joined Alabama lawmakers and others in advising state colleges and universities to grant employee requests for religious and medical exemptions from taking the COIVD-19 vaccine.
"Additionally, I have included an appropriation of $80 million in ARPA funding for eligible reimbursements for Alabama hospitals and nursing homes until the Legislature can more holistically address ARPA funding in the upcoming Regular Session in January."
"As long as I am your governor, the state of Alabama will not force anyone to take a covid-19 vaccine. Through today’s order, the state of Alabama is making our position on this issue crystal clear. A state law in response to President Biden is not enough. The courts are where this will be resolved."