Category: Digest

Daily News Digest – April 9, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 9, 2018

 Good morning! This is your Daily News for Monday, April 9. Click to Subscribe for Free 1. It’s happening: Shelby takes over Appropriations this week.  Sen. Richard Shelby’s ascent to Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee should be complete this week. Here’s what’s about to happen… This afternoon, Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee will meet to nominate a...

Daily News Digest – April 5, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 5, 2018

Good morning! Happy Masters week (and Happy Birthday, Dad). This is your Daily News for Thursday, April 5. 1. The Bentley investigation is over.  Like that troubled relationship you knew just wasn’t right, the Bentley investigation is finally over. Supernumerary District Attorney Ellen Brooks – who was called out of retirement to take over the investigation – announced that the...

Daily News Digest – April 3, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 3, 2018

Good morning! GIFs today are themed on NBC’s superb performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. Don’t read too much into them, I just liked the show. Here’s your Daily News. 1. Lawmaker, lobbyist arrested in alleged bribery scheme. Pretty big, pretty shocking: State Rep. Jack Williams andMarty Conners, a lobbyist who was ALGOP chairman 15 years ago, have been charged by...

Daily News – April 2, 2018
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Daily News – April 2, 2018

Good morning! I hope you and your family had a great Easter. It’s Monday, April 2, and this is your Daily News. 1. Jacksonville & Calhoun County hoping for federal help with cleanup. Jacksonville and Calhoun County continue to clean up after the devastating storms that rolled through on March 19. Amazingly, there was no loss of life...

Daily News Digest – March 29, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 29, 2018

Good morning! Praise the Lord and pass the Cracker Jack, it’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Go Cubs Go. Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, March 29. 1. More like “Sine Don’t,” amirite? Bad blood in House / Senate delays session another day. Boy, that really escalated quickly.  State lawmakers have been talking for weeks about how the relative...

Daily News Digest – March 27, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 27, 2018

 Good morning! Sorry I’m late. Lots of news today. It’s Tuesday, March 27, and this is your Daily News. Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Here we go: last days of session, part one By this time 48 hours from now, the 2018 Regular Session will be done-zo. Well, at least we think so. A few notes...

Daily News Digest – March 26, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 26, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Monday, March 26.  1. Milton McGregor dead at 78 Alabama dog track and casino magnate Milton McGregor has died at the age of 78. The Victoryland owner had a long, indelible impact on Alabama politics. With beginnings in the video arcade business, McGregor would go on to build an empire...

Daily News – March 23, 2018
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Daily News – March 23, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Friday, March 23.  1. Trump Tariffs Take Toll “This is what a trade war looks like.” Stock markets took a tumble Thursday, in large part due to fears that President Trump’s new trade policies will spark a debilitating trade war with China. The Dow fell by more than 700 points – it’s fifth...

Daily News Digest – March 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 22, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Thursday, March 22.  1. Guns are done The teacher carry bill is dead. Rep. Will Ainsworth and House Speaker Mac McCutcheon both blamed Democrats for threatening filibuster the bill, yet there wasn’t a whole lot of enthusiasm for passing it within the House GOP Caucus. Gun control bills are also...

Daily News – March 21, 2018
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Daily News – March 21, 2018

Good morning! Spring was supposed to have sprung, but today is mighty chilly in Alabama and downright blustery in DC. Warm up with your Daily News for Wednesday, March 21.  1. Terror in Texas Things are scary in Texas. Another package bomb exploded in Austin Tuesday night, marking the fourth this month. A suspicious package was detonated by police in San Antonio....