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- 8:00 AM – Doctor of Political Science Dr. Jess Brown
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- 9:30 AM – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby
- 10:00 AM – Liberal Thursday with Clete Wetli, host of All That’s Left
Alabama is one of 13 states asking a federal court to block the Obama administration’s order that public schools allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity or risk the loss of federal funding.
Attorney General Luther Strange had announced in May that Alabama was joining other states in suing the Obama administration..
Today, the 13 states applied for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court in Wichita Falls, Texas, against the federal departments of Education, Justice and Labor.
Strange said school administrators need clarity on the order as the start of a new school year approaches.
“Alabama and the other states are asking the federal court to grant a preliminary injunction of the transgender restroom edict until the court has reached a decision on its legality,” Strange said.
Alabama joined Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin in filing the motion for a preliminary injunction Tuesday.
The federal departments of Education and Justice sent a joint letter on May 13 requiring schools receiving Title IX-linked funding to allow students access to restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
Title IX is the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs that receive federal funding.
In their motion for a preliminary injunction, Alabama and the other states say that Congress did not include gender identity in the law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After dismissing a similar effort from Texas, the Federal Government is now taking efforts to block Alabama’s lawsuit that would prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state. Both the Lone-Star and Yellowhammer States sued the Federal Government in January to prevent the refugees from settling within their borders.
After the dismissal of the Texas suit, Alabama’s attorneys argued the differences between their suit and the case that the court decided to toss. Alabama’s suit was filed because state officials believe that the resettlement plan for Syrian refugees violates the Refugee Act of 1980, which requires that states be consulted before refugees are planted there.
“As Governor, the Alabama Constitution gives me the sovereign authority and solemn duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of all citizens of Alabama,” Gov. Bentley (R-Ala.) said in January when the suit was filed. “The process and manner in which the Obama Administration and the federal government are executing the Refugee Reception Program is blatantly excluding the states.”
Late last month, Yellowhammer reported that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s plan for refugees is expected to come at a significant cost to taxpayers.
A second video surfaced late Wednesday that appears to show the incident in the parking lot of a convenience store, The Daily Beast reported. The media outlet said the store owner, Abdul Muflahi, provided the new video and reported it does not appear to support the claim that Sterling’s supposed gun represented an active threat to the officers. Seconds after the shooting, one of the officers is seen removing an object from Sterling’s right pants pocket.
Cops on top but struggle continues, they say he has a gun, they tell him not to move and they are clearly in fear of their life.
This shooting will be deemed justified. People will say they only feared him because he was black.
A St. Paul man died Wednesday night after being shot by police in Falcon Heights, the aftermath of which was recorded in a video widely shared on Facebook in which the man’s girlfriend says the “police shot him for no apparent reason, no reason at all.”
Friends at the scene identified the man as Philando Castile, 32, cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul.
This one has no video at all, so people can imprint what they want on the issue but the media won’t be able to inflame as easily.
Alabama’s Medicaid program has announced its first major cut due to budget cuts.
The Medicaid Agency announced Wednesday that it would end enhanced reimbursement payments for primary care doctors beginning Aug. 1.
Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar said it was a “difficult, but necessary cut due to the budget crisis the Medicaid Agency is facing.”
The “primary care bump” put some Medicaid primary care reimbursement rates on par with Medicare rates. It was designed to get more doctors to serve Medicaid patients.
Alabama lawmakers this spring approved a budget that was $85 million short of what Gov. Robert Bentley said was needed to fund the state’s Medicaid program.
The payment cuts are expected to save $14.7 million.
Agency officials have said additional cuts are expected.
Stats show my premise to be true, Trump can’t stay out of his way…
Wouldn’t it be nice if the GOP was talking plans and not constantly defending Trump?
Hell, make the Democrats defend something/offer a plan/defend Hillary…
Liberalism is a mental disorder. -A far less-crazy Michael Savage
Democrat consolidation is happening…
Republicans are trying…
Oh man, the media will LOVE this story…
Here’s an interesting take on the Brexit…
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