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What will Doug Jones do?
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What will Doug Jones do?

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones made federal funding for the Children’s Heath Insurance Program, or CHIP, a centerpiece of his successful special election campaign. Even before the allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against opponent Roy Moore, Jones used CHIP to run circles around Moore, who awkwardly stumbled when asked about his position on the issue. Now, it...

Breaking: House passes funding bill; All eyes on the Senate, Doug Jones
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Breaking: House passes funding bill; All eyes on the Senate, Doug Jones

Late Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation keeping the federal government open and funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The continuing resolution would extend government funding at current levels for four weeks, essentially buying time for House, Senate and White House negotiators to reach a full appropriations deal that could include immigration reforms....

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Daily News Digest – January 18, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, January 18, 2018.  1. Still cold, still dangerous  Snow, ice and record cold gripped the South Wednesday, and at least ten people were reportedly killed in weather-related accidents. Even Dale Jr. got in a wreck. Central Alabama was in the BOOM range of the winter storm, receiving...

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Headlines – January 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Montgomery to erect life-sized Martin Luther King Jr. statue this summer. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Chief Justice Lyn Stuart will run for reelection. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Alabama State Legislature could increase DUI punishments. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Law of unintended consequences: McConnell’s meddling in Alabama Senate election may have cost Kentucky Toyota-Mazda. AL.COM – Ivey declares state of emergency...

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Daily News Digest – January 16, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  1. It’s going to snow! We are getting some snow today. It looks like everywhere from Montgomery to the Tennessee line has a decent chance of snow, and the whole state could be below freezing by the end of the day. Gov. Ivey has declared...

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Daily News Digest – January 15, 2018

“Now, there is a final reason, I think, that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Good morning, this is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, January 15, 2018.  1. Texas-funded group tries...

Alabama business, political leaders not too impressed by Texas-funded effort to stir up trouble for Shelby
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Alabama business, political leaders not too impressed by Texas-funded effort to stir up trouble for Shelby

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY – Some Roy Moore supporters aren’t letting December’s Senate special election loss go, and a few have focused their ire on U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). POLITICO’s Alex Isenstadt reports that a few Moore backers are floating a censure resolution within the Alabama Republican Party and an out-of-state...

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Daily News Digest – January 12, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 12, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. In the ‘hole “Ugh.” That was the unmistakable, guttural sound coming from Congressional Republicans Thursday when, amid promising bipartisan negotiations on an immigration agreement, President Donald Trump belittled, dismissed and insulted Haiti, El Salvador and African countries with...

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Headlines for January 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Alabama Senate GOP agenda includes income tax adjustment. AL.COM – Alabama K-12 school system gets a C+ in new report. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Jeff Sessions pledges new look into old administration’s shutdown of drug investigation. YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – State Senator hopes to spur rural broadband development in Alabama with incentive program DOTHAN EAGLE – Now it’s time...

Senate Republicans propose working class tax cut
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Senate Republicans propose working class tax cut

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Senate Republicans are proposing a modest tax cut that would allow more taxpayers to take the maximum standard deduction on their state income taxes. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday that it is a tax break that will help “working class and those who are lower income.” The...