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7 Things: $1.1B in spending flies through AL House panel; DeSantis tells AL crowd to be like Florida; and more …

7. President Joe Biden, a known liar, uncorks another massive lie that will surely be repeated non-stop when he insists that it is actually Republicans who want to defund the police. This, of course, is untrue but they have tried this before.

6. A Mexican cartel has apologized for the murder of 2 American citizens they killed thinking they were Haitian drug smugglers. The cartel issued a “news release” declaring, “turn over those who were directly involved and responsible in the events, who at all times acted under their own decision-making and lack of discipline.” Really?

5. Alabama’s newest lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) and U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), are calling for serious border security in their early Washington, D.C., careers. Strong wants the border wall completed and Britt, joined with Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), offered up a bill that would give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security the ability to suspend entry for illegals.

4. State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) may have thrown cold water on the idea of tax rebates, which one would believe is popular, in the Alabama Legislature, especially in the form of $800 per couple. Givhan said, “I don’t see the appetite. Now,whether the Speaker starts whipping people in the House in place, maybe that happens, but I don’t see the appetite in the Senate.”

3. The budget produced by President Joe Biden includes trillions in new spending and new taxes, it is obviously dead on arrival. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), who is in charge of half of the legislative branch, called it “completely unserious” and reminded the president that D.C. “has a spending problem, NOT a revenue problem.”

2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wows a huge crowd telling them to keep fighting Joe Biden and to be like Florida and drop the state income tax. To a very receptive crowd, he urged them to be bold, “You can be right on all the policies, but if you don’t have the courage of your convictions, you’re not going to beat the left.” This was a campaign for president ramping up.

1. More than $1 billion in spending passed the Alabama State House Ways and Means General Fund Committee in less than an hour, but its planning has been ongoing for a while. The bill, the reason for the special session, includes $339.1 million for public health and $660 million for infrastructure.

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Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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