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Headlines for January 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Alabama Senate GOP agenda includes income tax adjustment. AL.COM – Alabama K-12 school system gets a C+ in new report. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Jeff Sessions pledges new look into old administration’s shutdown of drug investigation. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – State Senator hopes to spur rural broadband development in Alabama with incentive program DOTHAN EAGLE – Now it’s time...

Senate Republicans propose working class tax cut
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Senate Republicans propose working class tax cut

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Senate Republicans are proposing a modest tax cut that would allow more taxpayers to take the maximum standard deduction on their state income taxes. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday that it is a tax break that will help “working class and those who are lower income.” The...

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Headlines- January 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Toyota-Mazda plant: Alabama ‘has a plan’ to train 4,000 workers. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – House Judiciary sends crime bills to subcommittee. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Task force hopes to save $34 million with overhaul of juvenile justice system. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – House committee approves bill revising special U.S. Senate election law. MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Ivey seeks 3 percent raise...

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Daily News Digest – January 11, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Polling, history show Moore could face tough sledding if he enters race for governor 18 months ago, former Alabama Chief Justice ROY MOORE could have easily been considered the leading contender to become Alabama’s next governor. A lot has...

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Headlines – January 10, 2018

AL.COM – Sessions’ Justice Department pursuing federal death penalty cases. AL.COM – Gov. Kay Ivey says state of the state is steady, sound. AL.COM – Jefferson County to commit $30 million to downtown stadium. AL.COM – Child care center bill introduced on short first day of session. AL.COM – Doug Jones committee assignments include Health, Homeland Security. AL.COM – Baldwin County...

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Daily News Digest – January 10, 2018

  Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. BOOM: Alabama wins $1.6 billion Mazda-Toyota plant We won! Word leaked out ahead of schedule Wednesday that Alabama has been selected for the Mazda-Toyota joint U.S. auto-manufacturing venture, a $1.6 billion assembly plant that is expected to...

President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: “I’ll beat Oprah”
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President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: “I’ll beat Oprah”

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. “I’ll beat Oprah,” the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, “I don’t think she’s going to run.” Asked about all the presidential speculation suddenly swirling around Winfrey, the typically pugilistic Trump...

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ivey Previews “State of the State” Address
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EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ivey Previews “State of the State” Address

BY TODD STACY, ALABAMA DAILY NEWS MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tuesday night, Gov. Kay Ivey will deliver her first State of the State address as Alabama’s chief executive. Members of the Alabama Legislature will gather in the historic Old House Chamber of the State Capitol and citizens will watch live on network television to hear the...

We’ll be blackout by noon…
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We’ll be blackout by noon…

Starting Tuesday, January 9 at 12:00 noon, all candidates for state political office must cease accepting campaign contributions. That’s because Alabama law generally prohibits campaign contributions for state office during the legislative session. Secretary of State John Merrill issued a press release late last week reminding all candidates and PACs of the blackout period. His release quoted...