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Daily News Digest – March 5, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 5, 2018

Good morning! It’s a scoop-heavy digest this morning, so get ready to learn a few things. Here is your Daily News for Monday, March 5.  1. AG, Commerce hammer out ethics/EcDev agreement The prospects for passing a key economic development bill this session just got a whole lot stronger. Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and Attorney General Steve Marshall have reached...

AG, Commerce hammer out ethics agreement
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AG, Commerce hammer out ethics agreement

The prospects for a key economic development bill to pass this session just got a lot better. Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and Attorney General Steve Marshall have reached an agreement on how to proceed with legislation intended to clarify how the economic development community follows Alabama’s ethics code. HB317, the Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act,...

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“Despicable.” A low blow in the AG’s race

The race for Alabama Attorney General is probably the hottest of the 2018 cycle. Sparks tend to fly in highly competitive races, but one attack launched late last week really crossed the line. What Happened Thursday night, several sources began texting images of a website and social media posts attacking Troy King, the former attorney...

Carter bows out of Senate race
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Carter bows out of Senate race

Miranda Carter, the Shelby County restauranteur and aide to State Senator Slade Blackwell, is no longer running for State Senate to replace her former boss. Carter qualified to run for the Senate District 5 seat when Blackwell threw his name into the governor’s race, only to withdraw 72 hours later. Her exit from the race...

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AG Candidate Forum

The Cumberland School of Law hosted a candidate forum for those running for Attorney General yesterday. Thank you to the go-getters at Young Alabama for recording and posting this video. Watch for yourself:

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Daily News Digest – March 1, 2018

PRESENTED BY LEVERAGE PUBLIC STRATEGIES Good morning! My apologies for the tardiness. This is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, March 1.  1. Sessions on the brink Two years ago yesterday, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions publicly endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States.  Yesterday, President Donald Trump took his public barrage against Attorney General...

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Daily News Digest – February 28, 2018

PRESENTED BY LEVERAGE PUBLIC STRATEGIES Good morning and good luck to all campaigns trying to get in those last minute donations for the February reporting period! This is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 28.  1. Sprint through the tape There were two primary runoffs for legislative seats last night: Montgomery City Councilman “Coach” David Burkett defeated longtime...

Daily News Digest – February 27, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 27, 2018

Good morning! Happy Birthday to Lance Latham and Happy Late Birthday to John Rogers! This is your Daily News Digest for Tuesday, February 27.  1. Halfway there: Legislature returns The Alabama Legislature convenes today for the 15th day of the 2018 Regular Session. That means they are at the halfway point, though some believe they won’t use the...

Daily News Digest – February 26, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 26, 2018

Good morning. Please keep Rep. Allen Treadaway and his family in your prayers. In case you haven’t heard the terrible news, his daughter Kelsey was killed yesterday in a tragic car accident. We are all thinking of you and praying for you, Mr. Treadaway.  1. ALGOP bats 2-for-2 The Alabama Republican Party went two-for-two this weekend on decisions...

Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus
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Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have...

Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Y’all said more West Wing gifs so that’s what you get, even if they are non sequitur. Here is your Daily News. 1. It doesn’t feel like winter  Today Republicans from all around the state will begin to gather in Montgomery for the ALGOP Winter Dinner/Meeting. The dinner is always fun, but this year the meeting promises to be...

Marsh introduces AG’s ethics overhaul
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Marsh introduces AG’s ethics overhaul

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A long-anticipated proposed update of the state’s ethics code from Attorney General Steve Marshall has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature. Senate President Del Marsh today filed SB383, sweeping legislation drafted by the Attorney General’s office and intended to clear up confusion and close potential loopholes in...

Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018

Good morning! This from Max Lucado was the best thing I read yesterday on the life and legacy of the great Billy Graham. Here is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, February 22.  1. Bright ballot challenge brings intrigue Erstwhile and hope-to-be-once-again Congressman Bobby Brightconfirmed to WSFA that the ALGOP State Executive Committee will have a hearing Saturday afternoon on the challenge...

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Judges seek more information on planned Alabama execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges are seeking more information about an upcoming Alabama execution in which the state plans to connect the lethal injection line through the inmate’s leg. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked Wednesday for additional information as they weigh a request from Doyle Lee Hamm to block his execution....