Category: <span>Inside Alabama Politics</span>

Inside Alabama Politics – October 7, 2021
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Inside Alabama Politics – October 7, 2021

Special session review By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News  The much-anticipated special session on prisons is in the rearview mirror and lawmakers have returned home for a respite before the next special (more on that later). It went largely as expected, with Gov. Kay Ivey and legislative leaders succeeding in passing an ambitious prison construction...

Inside Alabama Politics – September 7, 2021
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Inside Alabama Politics – September 7, 2021

'Getting close' on a prison deal; How PACs are faring entering the cycle; Will James make a run for gov? Will Blanchard? More Pitts & Perkins drama; Counties ask for $10M reimbursement from state for county jail strains; Connie Rowe moving upstairs? Review: Dino’s or the Bar Formerly Known as Bud’s.

Analysis: What we learned from the latest Daily News poll
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Analysis: What we learned from the latest Daily News poll

Since our Alabama Daily News audience is filled with politicians and politicos, we try to offer quality polling every so often to find a glimpse into the mind of the Alabama voter. The timing of this most recent survey with Cygnal was based on the GOP Senate primary finally appearing to be settled, the campaigns for state lawmakers just getting underway and a potential special session on prisons in the coming weeks or months.

Inside Alabama Politics – August 16, 2021
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Inside Alabama Politics – August 16, 2021

State leaders are getting close on a prison plan; General Fund, ETF revenues up, but budget leaders watching delta variant; Trump rally begets opportunities, headaches; ALDOT transfers road money to admin fund; Field for HD 20 expands, but will Sanderford run? Carnley makes it a race in SD 31; Updated chart on who's running and who's not.

Inside Alabama Politics – July 28, 2021
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Inside Alabama Politics – July 28, 2021

Could 'lost revenue' be used in prison fix? Special session update; How would COVID-19 affect a special? ‘Legislative blackout’ on campaign fundraising shrinks to 2 weeks; What Congressional Democrats' $3.5T budget package could mean for Alabama Medicaid; The List: Who's Running, Who's Not; Who will be House Education Budget Chair? This Matrix lawsuit is a doozy; Big Bud's news; Potpourri

House to consider revamped gambling package
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House to consider revamped gambling package

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The House of Representatives will take up a revamped gambling package this week as the Alabama Legislature winds down its final days of the 2021 regular session. In April, the Senate passed a wide-ranging gambling plan that would institute a state lottery, allow for nine casinos...