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Shelby honored for Senate tenure, appropriations accomplishments
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Shelby honored for Senate tenure, appropriations accomplishments

By TODD STACY,  Alabama Daily News Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator and the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, celebrated his 10,000th vote Wednesday. That’s a significant milestone, no doubt. But it came amid some really meaningful, substantial accomplishments. Shelby and his colleagues moved to pass a four-bill minibus appropriations package funding Interior, Treasury, Agriculture,...

Is Trump onto something with Chinese tariffs?
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Is Trump onto something with Chinese tariffs?

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Don’t look now, but President Trump’s Chinese import tariffs might be working. Many – including me – have been critical of Trump’s trade moves because they seemed to lack rhyme or reason. Also, when it comes to China, many believed it is impossible to win a trade war with a...

Ethics Commission clears Tuggle as Speaker’s Office Chief
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Ethics Commission clears Tuggle as Speaker’s Office Chief

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday cleared outgoing State Rep. Mark Tuggle to serve as chief of staff for House Speaker Mac McCutcheon provided he does not engage in lobbying to "personally benefit himself, his family, or any business with which he is associated" for two years.

Daily News Digest – August 1, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 1, 2018

Good morning! Welcome to August. We are officially one month away from college football season. Here’s your Daily News. 1. How serious is shutdown talk? What’s happening We’re talking about a government shutdown again. Why? Because one of President Trump’s key campaign promises – a border wall with Mexico – hasn’t been fully funded and...

State publishes guidance for Trump tax cuts impact on Alabama
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State publishes guidance for Trump tax cuts impact on Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Revenue this week issued preliminary guidance on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in December, the tax reform plan included changes that affect individual taxpayers and businesses beginning this year. The Revenue Department’s guidance...

Daily News Digest – July 31, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 31, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, July 31, 2018. 1. Shelby meets with Kavanaugh, offers support. Recess? What recess? Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby met with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Monday and expressed his support for the judge. “After speaking with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I am confident that he is principled, intelligent, and a steadfast supporter...

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2018 Crowned
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Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2018 Crowned

BIRMINGHAM – Ms. Annie Avery was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2018 during the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, July 30. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2018 Callie Walker, who was co-host of the event. Ms. Avery, age 80, is...

Daily News Digest – July 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 30, 2018

Good morning! After a weeklong reprieve, the rain is coming back this week. Here’s your Daily News for Monday, July 30, 2018. 1. Doug Jones talks tariffs, Trump nominations, and 2020. I caught up with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones last last week for a sort of unintentional exclusive interview (for most of the time). Jones was relaxed and candid talking...

Doug Jones on tariffs, Trump’s nominations, and 2020
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Doug Jones on tariffs, Trump’s nominations, and 2020

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones sat unassumingly in the lobby of Montgomery’s Renaissance hotel late on a Friday afternoon. It was the end of an ambitious state travel day in which Alabama’s newest senator had toured both the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa and the Hyundai...