Category: Primary

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Challenger files lawsuit against Alabama attorney general

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Challenger Troy King has filed a lawsuit against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall seeking to stop him from spending campaign contributions from the Republican Attorneys General Association. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, King contends the money to Marshall violates Alabama’s ban on transfers between political action committees since the Washington, D.C.-based...

Ivey moves to stop sheriffs pocketing jail food money
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Ivey moves to stop sheriffs pocketing jail food money

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey took action Wednesday to to ensure funds from Alabama prison food services shall no longer be considered personal income for sheriffs and will only be used for public purposes. Ivey says she wants the Alabama Legislature to codify this policy into law during...

Ag Commissioner race gets personal 
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Ag Commissioner race gets personal 

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  An under-the-radar race for the Republican nomination for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries has been brought to the forefront after explosive new allegations were levied against one of the candidates. In two different ads, Republican state senator Gerald Dial from Lineville accuses his opponent Rick...

Governor: Jail food funds can’t go into sheriffs’ pockets
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Governor: Jail food funds can’t go into sheriffs’ pockets

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has moved to end a practice that allowed some county sheriffs to pocket leftover from money jail food programs, but advocacy groups said the controversial practice won’t stop unless lawmakers change state law. Ivey directed the state comptroller on Tuesday to stop paying...

US wholesale prices shoot up 3.4 percent over past year
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US wholesale prices shoot up 3.4 percent over past year

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3 percent in June, a slight slowing from May. But the 12-month gain was the fastest in more than six years, adding to evidence that inflation is beginning to rise after years of weak price gains. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the...

Daily News Digest – July 11, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 11, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 1. King keeps hammering; Marshall fights back.  Troy King continued his aggressive onslaught against Steve Marshall this week. He has a new attack ad and new accusations that Marshall’s contributions from the Republican Attorneys General Association are improper. Now, Marshall is fighting back, writes CAROLINE BECK in...

Finance Director Clinton Carter departing for UNC post
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Finance Director Clinton Carter departing for UNC post

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Finance Director Clinton Carter is departing his top cabinet post for a senior position in the University of North Carolina System. Carter has been appointed Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, UNC System President Margaret Spellings announced Tuesday. “I am...

Trump says drug maker Pfizer ‘rolling back price hikes’
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Trump says drug maker Pfizer ‘rolling back price hikes’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is “rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more.” Trump is tweeting that he and Health Secretary Alex Azar discussed the issue Tuesday with Pfizer CEO Ian Read. Pfizer has issued a statement saying Read has agreed to “defer the company’s price increases...