Author: Caroline Beck (Caroline Beck)

Home Caroline Beck
Weekend Digest – February 14, 2021
Post

Weekend Digest – February 14, 2021

Good afternoon and Happy Valentine’s Day!Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, February 14. 1. Trump acquitted, denounced in second impeachment trial Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president but exposed the fragility of...

PTSD coverage for first responders, wiretapping bills pass House
Post

PTSD coverage for first responders, wiretapping bills pass House

By CAROLINE BECK Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama House of Representatives trudged through a substantial calendar of bills on Tuesday. PTSD compensation for first responders, consumer protection during natural disasters, Habitual Offender Act changes, election audits, Tier II retirement benefits for state police, and law enforcement phone tapping were among the bills that...

Weekend Digest – January 7, 2021
Post

Weekend Digest – January 7, 2021

Good afternoon and happy Super Bowl Sunday!Here’s your Daily News for February 7. 1. Coronavirus cases drop at US homes for elderly and infirm Coronavirus cases have dropped at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the past few weeks, offering a glimmer of hope that health officials attribute to the start of vaccinations,...

Ivey signs leases for two prisons
Post

Ivey signs leases for two prisons

By CAROLINE BECK Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed lease agreements for two men’s prisons on Monday, part of her plan for three new facilities the state will lease for 30 years at an estimated total cost of about $3 billion. Construction for the two facilities is expected to begin...

Weekend Digest – January 31, 2021
Post

Weekend Digest – January 31, 2021

Ivey to sign prison lease deal, lawmakers bristle at higher cost revelation; AL expanding vaccine eligibility despite lack of doses; COVID protocols limiting public access to legislative session; GOP lawmakers urge Biden to meet with them on virus relief