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

Inside Alabama Politics – November 6, 2020
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Inside Alabama Politics – November 6, 2020

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh rocked the Alabama political world last week by telling The Anniston Star he would not be seeking a seventh term in 2022. (Kudos, by the way, to The Star for the big scoop). This week,  we asked Marsh, the Senate’s top leader since 2010, what that means for Senate leadership for the next two years.

Ivey prison plan announcement expected soon
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Ivey prison plan announcement expected soon

Gov. Kay Ivey is preparing for a major announcement in the coming days about her plan to lease three new men’s prisons from private developers, multiple sources told Inside Alabama Politics this week. Since May, Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections have been in a “confidential proposal evaluation period” with two companies that will buy...

Inside Alabama Politics – August 28, 2020
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Inside Alabama Politics – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020   Special Session Talk Ever since the Alabama Legislature adjourned its truncated 2020 regular session, lawmakers and lobbyists alike have asked the same question: Will there be a special session later this year? It’s a ponderous topic, and yet it remains relevant given all the chatter amongst politicos around the state. Three...

The Dismukes Debacle
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The Dismukes Debacle

By Todd Stacy This piece was originally published in the July 29 issue of Inside Alabama Politics. For much of the weekend, the eyes of the nation were on Alabama as the late Congressman John Lewis, native son and Civil Rights hero, made one last passage through his home state on the way to the nation’s...

Bud’s to renovate, reopen
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Bud’s to renovate, reopen

For decades, politicos have frequented the Fairview Avenue watering hole to blow off steam from the legislative session and suck in some smoke. Lawmakers, lobbyists, big time officials and small time upstarts have come to Bud's to hug, clink glasses and get along, while the very serious gentlemen in the Corner solve the world's problems.