Category: <span>Primary</span>

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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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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:

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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...