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Daily News Digest – January 14, 2019
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Daily News Digest – January 14, 2019

It's Inauguration Day! Birmingham officer killed trying to stop robbery; New week, same shutdown questions for Congress; Human trafficking awareness; Matthew Stokes cheers for charter schools.

Martha Roby: The fight against human trafficking goes on
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Martha Roby: The fight against human trafficking goes on

By MARTHA ROBY, Congressman for Alabama’s 2nd District In the spirit of welcoming a new year, I have recently spent time reflecting upon the many positive developments we experienced in our district, state, and country in 2018. Unemployment is historically low, our economy is booming, and hardworking Americans are getting to keep more of the money...

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West Alabama officers form task force to fight human trafficking

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcers in west Alabama are working to stop human trafficking by forming a new task force. Tuscaloosa police Capt. Darren Beams is heading up the task force of about two dozen officers from agencies across Tuscaloosa County. The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force was created among police departments from...

Senate committee membership announced
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Senate committee membership announced

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY – Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) announced committee assignments for the upcoming 2019 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature. In a press release late Wednesday, Marsh said the Committee on Assignments had worked to match Senators with panels that complemented their skills and interests. “I...

Speaker McCutcheon talks rule debate, House priorities
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Speaker McCutcheon talks rule debate, House priorities

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY – House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said the House GOP’s plan to change the operating rules and limit the debate for Special Order Calendars was intended to hasten discussion on actual issues and prevent stalling tactics. McCutcheon spoke to reporters after the House adjourned its organizational session. This week,...