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Weekend Digest- January 27, 2019
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Weekend Digest- January 27, 2019

Here’s your daily news for Sunday, January 27, 2019. 1. It’s finally over… …At least for the next three weeks. President Trump has signed a short-term Continuing Resolution funding the seven shutdown government agencies through February 15. The Senate passed another resolution setting up a Conference Committee of negotiators from the two chambers charged with...

Jones backs bi-partisan bill to delay health insurance tax increase
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Jones backs bi-partisan bill to delay health insurance tax increase

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Sen. Doug Jones joined a bi-partisan group of fellow senators in cosponsoring legislation that would delay a Obamacare fee that could raise health care costs for providers and patients. S. 172,  The Health Insurance Tax Relief Act, would provide a two-year delay of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that was...

New Member Profile: Rep. Wes Allen for House District 89
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New Member Profile: Rep. Wes Allen for House District 89

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Rep. Wes Allen is the new House member for District 89, which covers all of Pike County and parts of Dale County. Allen hails from Troy and has served as the Pike County Probate Judge since 2009. Originally appointed by Gov. Bob Riley in 2009, Allen would go on...

Weekend Digest- January 20, 2018
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Weekend Digest- January 20, 2018

Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, January 20, 2019. 1. Wetumpka Hit By Tornado The town of Wetumpka suffered sever damage after a tornado touchdown in the area on Saturday. Mayor Jerry Willis says there is only one serious injury and no deaths so far. Much of the damage occurred the west side town, across...

New Member Profile: HD 3 Andrew Sorrell
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New Member Profile: HD 3 Andrew Sorrell

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Rep. Andrew Sorrell is one of the 28 newly-elected lawmakers in the Alabama House of Representatives this year. His Colbert and Lawrence County district includes three of the four “quad cities of Northwest Alabama – Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia – and stretches east along the Tennessee River to...

Alabama House releases committee assignments
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Alabama House releases committee assignments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama House of Representatives has released standing committee assignments for the 2019 Regular Session. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R – Monrovia) said representatives were given assignments that meet their interests and skillsets. “Most of the hard, complex, and important work of vetting and amending the measures that come before the House is...

Ivey takes the oath amid Alabama fanfare
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Ivey takes the oath amid Alabama fanfare

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Gov. Kay Ivey was sworn into office Monday morning on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Ivey’s swearing in marked her official start to her first full term as governor as first Republican woman to be elected to the office in Alabama. Ivey remarked on this historic accomplishment at...

Weekend Digest- January 13, 2019
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Weekend Digest- January 13, 2019

Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, January 13, 2019. 1. Ivey Inauguration: What to Expect The Inauguration for Gov. Kay Ivey will take place tomorrow and will official mark the beginning of Ivey’s full term as Governor for Alabama. Part of the festivities started last night at the new hotel and resort at Gulf Shores...