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Helena Duncan tapped to lead BCA
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Helena Duncan tapped to lead BCA

Duncan has been at BCA since 2020 and most recently worked as Senior Vice President of Operations and Investor Relations. She assumes leadership of the state's premiere business advocacy organization after more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. 

Wesley Britt joins Fine & Geddie
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Wesley Britt joins Fine & Geddie

Wesley Britt had previously worked in economic development and government affairs for Alabama Power, but stepped down last year to fully support his wife's campaign for the U.S. Senate. He will be based in Fine & Geddie's downtown Montgomery office servicing state-level clients and take no part in federal lobbying efforts, according to a statement from the firm. 

Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume
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Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume

The Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume “limited” energy production in Venezuela after years of sanctions that have dramatically curtailed oil and gas profits that have flowed to Maduro's government. Earlier this year the Treasury Department again allowed the California-based Chevron and other U.S. companies to perform basic upkeep of wells it operates jointly with state-run oil giant PDVSA.

Capitol Journal – November 13, 2022
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Capitol Journal – November 13, 2022

This week on Capitol Journal – with the election behind us, we’ll go over the results and see what the winning candidates are promising the voters. State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter, the next Speaker of the House, joins us to discuss his plans for the next term. We’ll hear election reactions from both parties: Johl Wahl, Chair of the Alabama Republican Party, and Tabitha Isner, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party. And Alvin Briggs of the Alabama High School Athletic Association is in studio talking about the Super Seven Football Championships that will air here on APT. It’s all next on Capitol Journal.

Young’s 3 TD passes lifts No. 10 ‘Bama past No. 11 Ole Miss
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Young’s 3 TD passes lifts No. 10 ‘Bama past No. 11 Ole Miss

Alabama coach Nick Saban wondered which Crimson Tide team would show up in Mississippi. As it turned out, he didn’t need to be worried, especially about quarterback Bryce Young.
Young threw three touchdowns passes and No. 10 Alabama scored on four consecutive possessions spanning the second and third quarters, rallying to beat No. 11 Mississippi 30-24 on Saturday.

Inside Alabama Politics – November 10
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Inside Alabama Politics – November 10

Boyd departing Tuberville’s office Stephen Boyd, Chief of Staff for U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, is departing after two years on the job, Inside Alabama Politics has learned. Boyd was Tuberville’s first hire, leveraging his extensive Capitol Hill experience to build out a Senate office with a staff rich in the political and government experience the outsider...

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Capitol Journal – November 4, 2022

The show featured sit-down interviews with candidates at the top of the ticket, including Gov. Kay Ivey and her Democratic opponent Yolanda Flowers, as well as Republican Senate nominee Katie Britt and Democratic nominee Will Boyd. 

Mayors: Aniah’s Law will keep our communities safe
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Mayors: Aniah’s Law will keep our communities safe

Aniah’s Law was passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed by Governor Ivey in 2021. In order for it to go into effect, Alabama voters will need to approve it in the November election. Voters should look and vote for the “Aniah’s Law” amendment in the November general election so we can keep violent criminals off the streets and our communities safe. Read more.

Capitol Journal – October 28, 2022
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Capitol Journal – October 28, 2022

Congressman Jerry Carl joins us to discuss what the next term in Congress might be and the battle for majority control. State Representative Steve Clouse discusses the record budget increases in the General Fund plus his campaign to be the next House speaker. Alabama Port Authority Director John Driscoll talks about the banner growth the state’s port is seeing and what the future holds. And Othni Lathram of the Legislative Services Agency explains the effort to recompile and reorganize the Alabama Constitution that will be on the ballot November 8.

Spotlight on Education – October 27, 2022
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Spotlight on Education – October 27, 2022

State Superintendent Eric Mackey discussed the promising NAEP scores and how the state can build on that progress. Emily Schultz of Alabama Families for Great Schools explained the latest with charter schools in the state and what they need to continue their success. And Dr. Jimmy Hull, Assistant Superintendent for Career Technical Education and Workforce Development, walked viewers through all the state is doing to connect students with real-world jobs.