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7 Things: More come out against special session for gambling; lawmakers welcome illegals to school as world turns on them; and more …

7. The MOMS Act introduced by U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) has sparked controversy, with Democrats like Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison misrepresenting the bill’s provisions with false claims suggesting the creation of a pregnancy tracking database and forced registration for pregnant women. What the bill actually does is very simple, it provides resources to pregnant resources including child support from conception and access to pregnancy centers.

6. An Ozark man will foolishly choose jail over saying “sorry” to an officer he told to “get his ass out of the way” because pride is more important than putting this whole stupid thing behind him and he’d rather go to jail for up to 30 days as a father and gainfully employed man. Reginald Burks was prepared to pay the fine but has bristled at a judge’s order to apologize for telling the officer to “get your ass out of the way so I can take my kids to school,” which may or may not warrant an apology, but going to the mat on this seems foolish.

5. There might be a small chance the one of the routes to the United States for illegal immigrants, or bogus asylum seekers, may be closed when the new Panamanian president takes over because he says the country is not a “transit route.” President-elect Jose Raul Mulino pledged to close a significant migration route through Panama that has been utilized by over 500,000 migrants in the past year, marking a policy change for the country which has let illegals stream through on their way to the U.S.

4. A survey of European countries shows regret over the influx of migrants into their countries across the board as a large majority of citizens in various European nations feeling this way with Greece and Cyprus having 90% and 84% of citizens respectively expressing this sentiment. Unsurprisingly, Americans are feeling the same way as the thought of mass deportations being supported by 51% Americans and even 42% of Democrats as immigration is the No. 1 campaign issue in the 2024 elections.

3. Alabama lawmakers passed multiple bills that would help Alabama’s workforce grow because Alabama has one of the lowest labor force participation rates in the nation and nearly half of the state’s working-age population is not employed nor actively seeking employment. Somehow, allowing illegal immigrants to go to Alabama’s 2- and 4-year colleges with in-state tuition was part of this package, something that will not help the workforce one bit.

2. Nick Saban, the University of Alabama, and Auburn University are all very upset with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and are telling them to knock it off when it comes to  unauthorized use of their words and trademarks ahead of a vote at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance. They warned the UAW’s use of their trademarks without permission infringes on their intellectual property rights and causes confusion regarding their stance on the issue. Both schools emphasized their commitment to remaining neutral on political matters and demanded that all items depicting their trademarks be given to the schools to ensure they are no longer used.

1. For everyone pretending Alabama is one vote from passing a massive comprehensive gambling bill, Gov. Kay Ivey and Speaker of the House Nathanial Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) are making it clear they are not that close and a special session isn’t coming. Democrats continue to pout about this and claim special interests are screwing up the bill without realizing their special interest supporters in the quasi-legal poorest people-bilking business are one of the reasons a deal can not be met.

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Dale Jackson is a thought leader for Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and from 10-11 a.m. on Talk 99.5 and News Radio 1440, with a rebroadcast Talk Radio 103.9 FM/730AM WUMP from 3-4 p.m.

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