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Daily News Digest – March 6, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 6, 2018

Good morning! Here is your Daily News for Tuesday, March 6.  1. Cochran retirement ushers in Shelby’s rise, amirite? Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran announced he will retire effective April 5 due to health reasons. While that might not seem like the top story in Alabama, remember that Cochran is the current chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. That...

Weekly Column: Broadband, ethics, school safety are issues to watch in Legislature’s 2nd half
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Weekly Column: Broadband, ethics, school safety are issues to watch in Legislature’s 2nd half

By Todd Stacy The 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature passed its halfway point last week and, with no major budget fights on the horizon, non-financial issues are expected to dominate the remaining days of the session. Broadband Internet Lawmakers representing rural Alabama communities are teaming up to make a major push for expanding...

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...