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Weekend Digest- February 3, 2019
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Weekend Digest- February 3, 2019

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Punxsutawney Phil saw no shadow yesterday, but the Alabama opossum did, so you decide who’s right. Here is your Daily News for February 3, 2019. 1. Medicaid expansion? There has been lots of talk about infrastructure, prisons, and education funding lately. But one state issue that has left the forefront ever...

State Superintendent  Requests $22 Million in School Saftey Funds
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State Superintendent Requests $22 Million in School Saftey Funds

By CAROLINE BECK and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey wants $22 million for K-12 school security improvements in the 2020 education budget. This would be the first time money specifically for school safety was in the budget, Mackey told reporters after a budget hearing before state lawmakers Tuesday....

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...