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Weekend Digest- August 26, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 26, 2018

Good Sunday afternoon. The nation is a little bleaker with the passing of Senator John McCain. This bona fide American hero will be truly missed. I’m Caroline Beck and here is the news you need to know for August 26, 2018.  1. John McCain, 1936-2018 The country mourns the passing of a reputable man who...

Jones speaks about Supreme Court nomination and Russian interference
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Jones speaks about Supreme Court nomination and Russian interference

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News At a breakfast hosted by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Doug Jones gave a speech about the main concerns he is facing from Washington and also here at home. He spoke about many predictable topics, such as the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination and healthcare in Alabama, but...

New poll shows Independent Craig Ford leading his Republican opponent
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New poll shows Independent Craig Ford leading his Republican opponent

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News A new poll shows Independent State Senate candidate Craig Ford leading Republican Andrew Jones by seven points. The two men are running for the State Senate District 10 seat currently held by Sen. Phil Williams, who is not seeking re-election after two terms in the State Senate. There is...

Candidate for Alabamas 2nd District, Tabitha Isner, Remarks on Trump’s ACE Rule
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Candidate for Alabamas 2nd District, Tabitha Isner, Remarks on Trump’s ACE Rule

By: CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News After several Alabama congressional delegation and state government officials reacted to the Trump administration’s decision on Tuesday to introduce the Affordable Clean Energy rule to replace the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan, Democratic candidate for Alabama’s second district, Tabitha Isner, told Alabama Daily news her thoughts on the situation. While...

Alabama Lawmakers React to Trump’s ACE Rule
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Alabama Lawmakers React to Trump’s ACE Rule

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Alabama’s Congressional delegation and state government officials are reacting to Tuesday’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency intends to replace the Obama Administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan rule with the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule. The Clean Power Plan was meant to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical...

Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018

Bit of a slow news week for Alabama, but people are already making their predictions for the midterm elections.  Here is the news you need to know for August 19, 2018.   1. Forecasting the Midterm Elections There are 79 days until the November 6 Midterm Elections. Various polls and predictors are forecasting the outcome, most saying...

Roby wants to avoid shutdown, reform spending process
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Roby wants to avoid shutdown, reform spending process

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MILLBROOK, Ala. – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby visited Millbrook Wednesday and spoke at a Millbrook’s Kiwanis Club meeting where she updated the group on her work on the Appropriations Committee as the September 30th fiscal year deadline approaches. Roby said she does not want to have to resort to...

At BCA, Ivey speaks on transition, opportunity
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At BCA, Ivey speaks on transition, opportunity

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News. POINT CLEAR, Ala. – This past weekend, the Business Council of Alabama held its annual governmental affairs conference at the Grand Hotel on Mobile Bay where lawmakers, lobbyists and corporate leaders gathered to review the past year’s accomplishments and discuss the coming elections and legislative session. There were many...

Alabama Lawmakers Come Out in Support of Space Force
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Alabama Lawmakers Come Out in Support of Space Force

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Vice President Mike Pence announced yesterday his promotion of creating a new military branch, the United Space Force. The move could be good news for Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal Facility based out of Huntsville, and a few lawmakers have already came out in support of the new force as welll....