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Daily News Digest – February 7, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 7, 2018

Good morning! Man, was that rocket launch yesterday really cool, or what? This is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 7.  1. Budget talks promising Congress appears close to passing another stop-gap spending measure to keep the government open. The House got the ball rolling last night by passing a Continuing Resolution that prioritizes increased funding for the military...

Daily News Digest – February 6, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 6, 2018

Good morning! Today is February 6, 2018 – 240 years to the day since France recognized the United States as an independent nation and became our first ally. Here is your Daily News.  1. Don’t freak out Rough couple of days on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 1,175 points yesterday – the largest...

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Daily News Digest – February 5, 2018

Good morning! The Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl and their fans are celebrating by laying waste to their city and hurting themselves. Here’s to the City of Brotherly Love! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, February 5, 2018. 1. About that memo The dog finally caught the car Friday when a previously-classified...

COLUMN: After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentives potholes
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COLUMN: After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentives potholes

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News In the wake of the massive 4,000-job Mazda-Toyota project announcement and with state unemployment at record lows, Alabama is experiencing historic economic momentum. Yet, looking ahead, state leaders are concerned that legal potholes could threaten Alabama’s ability to compete for the next big jobs opportunity down the road. One...

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Daily News Digest – February 1, 2018

Good morning and welcome to February! Didn’t January just seem go on forever? Don’t worry, this month promises to be a shorter one. Here is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, February 1, 2018. 1. Things are about to get real… Fasten your seatbelt for an intense few days of developments surrounding a three-way struggle between the House Intelligence Committee, the...

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Daily News Digest – January 31, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 1. Home run What a speech. Even critics of President Donald Trump are conceding that his State of the Union address struck a tone of unity, bi-partisanship, and American exceptionalism. If you didn’t watch the speech live, go do it right now here....

After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentive potholes
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After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentive potholes

In the wake of the Mazda-Toyota project announcement, state leaders are looking ahead to make sure Alabama doesn’t miss out on the next big opportunity. Legislation filed recently in the House of Representatives is intended to clean up and modernize the state’s incentives and reporting statues and address a potential pitfall that state and local...

Daily News Digest – January 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 30, 2018

Good morning! Thank God the “Go To Church or the Devil will Get You!” sign is being replaced. I was beginning to worry we had gone soft.  This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 1. Could Alabama have two Appropriations Chairmen? With so much news coming out of Washington, it might have been easy...

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Daily News Digest – January 29, 2018

Good morning from Washington, D.C, where the weather is brisk and decidedly un-swamp-like!  This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, January 29, 2018. 1. Trump’s big moment Well that’s silly. Trump’s big moment? If we have learned anything over the last two years it is that Donald Trump’s presence on the political stage is never-ending. Whether you...

Column: Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama to fund roads
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Column: Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama to fund roads

BY TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News   There are unintentional leaks and then there are intentional leaks. As frustrated as Trump Administration officials may get with the unintentional or unauthorized distribution of sensitive information to the media, they have also been known to use the tactic to their advantage.   When information is leaked to...

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Daily News Digest – January 26, 2018

Good morning!  What is going on with Taco Bells around here? I’m on the road to Washington, D.C. and using every last bit of my iPhone hotspot connection to bring you your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 26, 2018. 1. Trump ready to deal on immigration President Donald Trump is ready to offer a path to...

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Daily News Digest – January 25, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, January 25, 2018. 1. Criminal crack down Attorney General Steve Marshall and local district attorneys have announced the indictments of 11 individuals on multiple drug-trafficking charges. The arrests came after a major joint investigation by state, federal and local law enforcement.  Watch WSFA’s story from Selma to learn more. Marshall also announced he...

Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure effort
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Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure effort

A draft plan for the Trump Administration’s “Infrastructure Incentives Initiative” has leaked, offering the first glimpse into a highly-anticipated effort to fund road and bridge improvements across the country. For Alabama, the draft plan raises major questions as to how the state will compete for grants without a revenue mechanism to match federal funds. The...

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Daily News Digest – January 24, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  1. Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure investment There are unintentional leaks and then there are intentional leaks. It looks like the White House has intentionally leaked a document showing its plans for a major infrastructure initiative – and there are BIG...

Congressman saw aide as ‘soul mate,’ but denies misconduct
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Congressman saw aide as ‘soul mate,’ but denies misconduct

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money said Tuesday that he developed a deep affection for her and reacted badly when she began dating another man, but never harassed her or pursued a romantic relationship. Rep. Pat Meehan said Tuesday that he...