Category: Primary

Skip Tucker: It’s Their Party, Can Die If They Want To
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Skip Tucker: It’s Their Party, Can Die If They Want To

In the 1986 gubernatorial election, the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee killed its state party through autoerotic asphyxiation.

It accomplished this self infliction by stealing the 1986 gubernatorial election from conservative Charlie Graddick and handing it to liberal Bill Baxley. Not only was in done in broad daylight, it was done over a workweek’s time.

Gun surrender, permit bills debated in Legislature
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Gun surrender, permit bills debated in Legislature

Alabama lawmakers debated two very different gun regulation bills on Wednesday. One would eliminate the need for permits in order to carry a concealed weapon; the other allows for the court-ordered removal of weapons from someone who is considered to be dangerous.

Mueller report coming Thursday
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Mueller report coming Thursday

By CHAD DAY, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is about to get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the...

Bill requires jails to provide menstrual products to inmates
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Bill requires jails to provide menstrual products to inmates

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to require jails and prisons to provide female inmates with tampons or sanitary pads.
The bill by Rep. Rolanda Hollis would write into law that jails and prisons are required to provide the items. Hollis said she brought the legislation "to make sure" women receive the items after hearing stories of incarcerated women using cotton balls and rags to improvise their own products.