Category: <span>Primary</span>

AP NewsBreak: Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran resigning April 1
Post

AP NewsBreak: Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran resigning April 1

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will resign April 1 because of health problems. Cochran, who turned 80 in December, stayed home for a month last fall with urinary tract infections,...

Daily News Digest – March 5, 2018
Post

Daily News Digest – March 5, 2018

Good morning! It’s a scoop-heavy digest this morning, so get ready to learn a few things. Here is your Daily News for Monday, March 5.  1. AG, Commerce hammer out ethics/EcDev agreement The prospects for passing a key economic development bill this session just got a whole lot stronger. Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and Attorney General Steve Marshall have reached...

Moore seeks donations to legal defense fund
Post

Moore seeks donations to legal defense fund

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has issued a plea for money to pay legal bills, saying his “resources have been depleted.” In a Thursday post on his campaign’s Facebook page, Moore asked for contributions to his legal defense fund. Moore has sent regular fundraising emails for the fund since losing...

Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered
Post

Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965. A bipartisan group including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia led the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was to recall “Bloody Sunday,” when...

AG, Commerce hammer out ethics agreement
Post

AG, Commerce hammer out ethics agreement

The prospects for a key economic development bill to pass this session just got a lot better. Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and Attorney General Steve Marshall have reached an agreement on how to proceed with legislation intended to clarify how the economic development community follows Alabama’s ethics code. HB317, the Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act,...

Post

“Despicable.” A low blow in the AG’s race

The race for Alabama Attorney General is probably the hottest of the 2018 cycle. Sparks tend to fly in highly competitive races, but one attack launched late last week really crossed the line. What Happened Thursday night, several sources began texting images of a website and social media posts attacking Troy King, the former attorney...

Carter bows out of Senate race
Post

Carter bows out of Senate race

Miranda Carter, the Shelby County restauranteur and aide to State Senator Slade Blackwell, is no longer running for State Senate to replace her former boss. Carter qualified to run for the Senate District 5 seat when Blackwell threw his name into the governor’s race, only to withdraw 72 hours later. Her exit from the race...

Police ID Alabama man who killed himself near White House
Post

Police ID Alabama man who killed himself near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who fatally shot himself in front of the White House. Police say it was 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess, recently of Maylene, Alabama, who approached the fence along the north side of the White House and fired several rounds from a handgun shortly before midday Saturday. President Donald...

Alabama seeks work requirement on some Medicaid recipients
Post

Alabama seeks work requirement on some Medicaid recipients

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to put a work requirement on a small number of Medicaid recipients. Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Thursday that the state will seek permission from the federal government to make the change to its Medicaid program. The proposal only impacts able-bodied parents of children under 19 who qualify...

Alabama lawmakers grapple with school safety solutions
Post

Alabama lawmakers grapple with school safety solutions

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives’ education committee has advanced bills to reinstate a school security task force, restrict weapons on campus and report students under criminal investigation to superintendents. The bills join multiple school safety proposals to arm teachers and security forces after the deadly shooting in...

Uber, Lyft can now operate across all of Alabama
Post

Uber, Lyft can now operate across all of Alabama

By MALLORY MOENCH MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law on Thursday that allows ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate statewide. The legislation proposed by Rep. David Faulkner, a Republican, and Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Democrat, will charge ridesharing companies a fee given to the Public Service Commission....

Ethics legislation to wait until 2019
Post

Ethics legislation to wait until 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A proposed revamp of state ethics laws will wait until next year. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday that lawmakers will address the issue in 2019 after creating a study commission. Marsh said that he wants to “make sure we do this right” instead of quickly passing a bill...

Legislative committee delays prison health care contract
Post

Legislative committee delays prison health care contract

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legislative oversight committee on Thursday delayed the implementation of a prison health care contract because of questions about the company’s ties to a Mississippi bribery scandal. The Legislative Contract Review Committee put a hold on the proposed $360 million contract with Wexford Health Sources to supply...

Post

AG Candidate Forum

The Cumberland School of Law hosted a candidate forum for those running for Attorney General yesterday. Thank you to the go-getters at Young Alabama for recording and posting this video. Watch for yourself:

Post

Daily News Digest – March 1, 2018

PRESENTED BY LEVERAGE PUBLIC STRATEGIES Good morning! My apologies for the tardiness. This is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, March 1.  1. Sessions on the brink Two years ago yesterday, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions publicly endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States.  Yesterday, President Donald Trump took his public barrage against Attorney General...