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Ivey to call special session on prisons Sept. 27
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Ivey to call special session on prisons Sept. 27

Legislative leadership has been meeting with Ivey’s team and Alabama Department of Corrections’ officials since early summer to craft a draft bill that has been circulating among lawmakers this month. It allows the state to borrow up to $785 million and use several hundred million in federal COVID relief funds to build at least three new prisons and renovate others.

Daily News Digest – September 16, 2021
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Daily News Digest – September 16, 2021

Alabama has blocked more than $5 billion in unemployment fraud since start of pandemic; James stakes out culture issues in mulling another run for governor; Dubose challenges Drake in HD45; Patrice 'Penni' McClammy plans to run for her late father's House seat; House panel rejects drug pricing plan in setback to Biden

Inside Alabama Politics – September 7, 2021
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Inside Alabama Politics – September 7, 2021

'Getting close' on a prison deal; How PACs are faring entering the cycle; Will James make a run for gov? Will Blanchard? More Pitts & Perkins drama; Counties ask for $10M reimbursement from state for county jail strains; Connie Rowe moving upstairs? Review: Dino’s or the Bar Formerly Known as Bud’s.

Daily News Digest – September 7, 2021
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Daily News Digest – September 7, 2021

A moment of silence for COVID-19 victims today; Inside Alabama Politics; Congressional committee questions Alabama's 'slow' distribution of rental assistance; Taliban stops planes of evacuees from leaving; Column: The miracle of America in the Afghanistan debacle