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Daily News Digest – March 27, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 27, 2018

 Good morning! Sorry I’m late. Lots of news today. It’s Tuesday, March 27, and this is your Daily News. Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Here we go: last days of session, part one By this time 48 hours from now, the 2018 Regular Session will be done-zo. Well, at least we think so. A few notes...

Daily News Digest – March 26, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 26, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Monday, March 26.  1. Milton McGregor dead at 78 Alabama dog track and casino magnate Milton McGregor has died at the age of 78. The Victoryland owner had a long, indelible impact on Alabama politics. With beginnings in the video arcade business, McGregor would go on to build an empire...

Milton McGregor dead at 78
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Milton McGregor dead at 78

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama dog track and casino magnate Milton McGregor has died. McGregor, 78, passed away in his sleep last night, his representatives said. He is survived by Pat McGregor, his wife of 50 years, and their two grown daughters, Kim and Cindy. The Victoryland owner had a long, indelible impact on Alabama politics....

Daily News – March 23, 2018
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Daily News – March 23, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Friday, March 23.  1. Trump Tariffs Take Toll “This is what a trade war looks like.” Stock markets took a tumble Thursday, in large part due to fears that President Trump’s new trade policies will spark a debilitating trade war with China. The Dow fell by more than 700 points – it’s fifth...

Daily News Digest – March 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 22, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Thursday, March 22.  1. Guns are done The teacher carry bill is dead. Rep. Will Ainsworth and House Speaker Mac McCutcheon both blamed Democrats for threatening filibuster the bill, yet there wasn’t a whole lot of enthusiasm for passing it within the House GOP Caucus. Gun control bills are also...

Alice Martin faces tough questions on her interest in Bentley’s appointment as AG
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Alice Martin faces tough questions on her interest in Bentley’s appointment as AG

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Attorney General candidate Alice Martin on Tuesday faced tough questions about her conflicting statements on whether or not she pursued former Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to become Attorney General. Appearing on the “Matt & Aunie” radio show on Talk 99.5 in Birmingham, Martin was asked why she previously said...

Daily News – March 21, 2018
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Daily News – March 21, 2018

Good morning! Spring was supposed to have sprung, but today is mighty chilly in Alabama and downright blustery in DC. Warm up with your Daily News for Wednesday, March 21.  1. Terror in Texas Things are scary in Texas. Another package bomb exploded in Austin Tuesday night, marking the fourth this month. A suspicious package was detonated by police in San Antonio....

Daily News – March 20, 2018
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Daily News – March 20, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Tuesday, March 20.  1. Spring storm packs a punch Alabama and much of the southeast got walloped overnight by tornado-producing thunderstorms. The damage is most severe in Jacksonville and Calhoun County, where an apparent tornado destroyed homes, apartment buildings, businesses, and caused significant damage to JSU campus facilities. There is no reported...

Daily News Digest – March 19, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 19, 2018

Good morning! I don’t want to talk about last night’s game. This is your Daily News for Monday, March 19.  1. This will make you mad School officials and a deputy sheriff recommended that Parkland, Florida shooter Nickolas Cruz be involuntarily committed back in 2016, but nothing was done. Documents obtained by the Associated Press show Cruz had written the word...

Weekly Column: Major bills moving as session hits final stretch
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Weekly Column: Major bills moving as session hits final stretch

With days winding down in the Alabama Legislature’s 2018 Regular Session, major legislation is starting to move and move quickly. Here’s a quick rundown of key bills and where they stand going into the final stretch. Senate President Pro-Tem Del Marsh’s (R-Anniston) bill giving low-to-middle income Alabamians a tax break is now law, as Gov. Kay...

Daily News Digest – March 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 16, 2018

Good morning and happy Friday!  Per AP Planner, today is National Sleep Day. Please observe as you will. Here is your Daily News for Friday, March 16.  1. Gun, school safety compromise As predicted yesterday, sponsors of the two competing  gun and school safety bills under consideration in the House came together on a compromise. Rep. Will Ainsworth introduced an...

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Scoop: new civil asset forfeiture bill

Headlines were made early this legislative session when those from the left and right came together to support a major overhaul to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law. The bill seeks to end the ability of police to seize citizens’ property absent of a criminal conviction. It also would require law enforcement to report all property seizures...

Who is right about the economic development, ethics bill?
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Who is right about the economic development, ethics bill?

BY TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News A lot has been written and said about legislation from the Alabama Department of Commerce aiming to fix a potential pitfall facing economic developers. House Bill 317, the Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act, would allow economic development professionals to avoid having to register as lobbyists while prohibiting public officials from...

Alabama Senate delays vote on power of lieutenant governor
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Alabama Senate delays vote on power of lieutenant governor

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Senate has delayed a vote on a proposed constitutional amendment changing the powers of Alabama’s Lieutenant Governor. The amendment would remove the lieutenant governor as Senate President and make the primary responsibility to succeed the governor if he or she resigns, is impeached, or dies. It...