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Inside Alabama Politics – July 28, 2021
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Inside Alabama Politics – July 28, 2021

Could 'lost revenue' be used in prison fix? Special session update; How would COVID-19 affect a special? ‘Legislative blackout’ on campaign fundraising shrinks to 2 weeks; What Congressional Democrats' $3.5T budget package could mean for Alabama Medicaid; The List: Who's Running, Who's Not; Who will be House Education Budget Chair? This Matrix lawsuit is a doozy; Big Bud's news; Potpourri

Daily News Digest – July 27, 2021
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Daily News Digest – July 27, 2021

Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge; Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill; Fed talks a pullback in economic aid with inflation up; First Jan. 6 hearing today; Tokyo: With Simone Biles sidelined, US settles for Silver

Daily News Digest – July 26, 2021
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Daily News Digest – July 26, 2021

How has recent heavy rainfall impacted Alabama farmers? Alabama prison officer convicted in inmate abuse case; Senators race to seal infrastructure deal; SEC takeover: Expansion would just mean more power, wealth; Huntsville native Nicholas Dunlap wins US Junior Amateur

Daily News Digest – July 21, 2021
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Daily News Digest – July 21, 2021

Alabama sees COVID-19 uptick; Tuberville, Fauci discuss crediting Trump to encourage vaccines; Rusty Glover enters State Auditor race; Infrastructure bill in doubt; GOP threatens filibuster; SEC Media Days: Alabama, Georgia score in transfer portal

Tuberville, Fauci discuss crediting Trump to encourage vaccines
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Tuberville, Fauci discuss crediting Trump to encourage vaccines

U.S. Sen Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., on Tuesday discussed Alabama's low vaccination rate with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, and posited that publicly giving more credit to President Donald Trump for the rapid development of the vaccine would encourage more skeptics to take it. 

Daily News Digest – July 20, 2021
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Daily News Digest – July 20, 2021

Dunn won't run for reelection; candidates line up; Pre-filed bill would require pregnant worker accommodations; State advises against eating fish from some waterways; GOP will block Biden 'spending spree' for now; SEC Media Days: Sankey joins call for change in college athletics oversight

Bill Poole named state Finance Director
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Bill Poole named state Finance Director

Poole has chaired the House Ways and Means Education Committee for the past six years, overseeing an education budget of more than $7 billion each year. Earlier this month, he announced he would run for Speaker of the House before quickly withdrawing from the race a few days later. 

Unemployment drops to 3.3% for June
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Unemployment drops to 3.3% for June

The new number represents a continued decrease from a pandemic-high of 13.2% in April 2020. Prior to business shutdowns caused by the pandemic, the state’s unemployment was in the 2% range.

Brooks raises $826K in second quarter
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Brooks raises $826K in second quarter

Congressman Mo Brooks raised $820,744 for his U.S. Senate campaign during the second quarter and spent $421,283 during the same period, according to campaign finance reports published Thursday.

Daily News Digest – July 15, 2021
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Daily News Digest – July 15, 2021

Ivey, advocates push for expanded summer learning programs; Board debates banning race theory; Mackey says it's not being taught; Fort Rucker tightens vaccine, mask policy; Paschal: GOP is 'open to everyone'; Service set for 8 killed in wreck of Alabama girls home van