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Alabama Senate Expected to Debate Lottery Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama senators are expected to debate a lottery bill. Senators say they expect to debate the bill by Republican Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville on Wednesday. The bill would authorize a lottery where tickets could be sold at stores, kiosks, and through a phone app. McClendon said the issue of a lottery is not dead. Senators…

Maddox Challenges Ivey to Debate Ahead of Election

Walt Maddox has challenged Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to debate ahead of the November election for governor. The gubernatorial challenger sent Ivey a letter Tuesday outlining a proposal for four debates. Maddox wrote that the candidates “owe the people of this state an opportunity to hear directly our specific plans” to lead the state forward. Maddox, who is the mayor…

Challengers Criticize Absent Ivey as Governor Skips Debate

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s primary challengers took aim at her decision to skip a televised debate. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, state Sen. Bill Hightower and evangelist Scott Dawson criticized Ivey’s decision to not attend the Thursday debate hosted by WVTM-13 in Birmingham. Dawson said Ivey was not elected governor and voters deserve to hear her vision. Ivey, who was lieutenant…

Roy Moore and Luther Strange Debate The Issues

Moore and Strange supporters filled the RSA Activity Center in downtown Montgomery Thursday  night, as Senator Luther Strange and his opponent, former Chief Justice Roy Moore debated the issues face to face. The face-off was the  only debate before the run-off to fill  Alabama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. Luther Strange opened the debate driving home his endorsement from President Donald Trump. “Who…

What do voters think about the presidential debates?

The first presidential debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton didn’t sway a lot of voters. Many were left wondering more about the demeanors of the two candidates more so that the issues. Are these presidential debates something voters even want to see? Some voters think it’s the best way to learn about what certain candidates stand for, but others…

Christian voters weigh in on presidential race

The first presidential debate has a lot of voters talking, but it might not be the publicity candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump want. Both brought up past discrepancies, including Clinton’s email scandal and her husband’s infidelity. Clinton reminded voters of Trump’s controversial financial history and his comments on women that many voters consider derogatory. Both sides are claiming victory, but the voters…

Alabama Lawmaker Tweets Hillary’s Husband ‘Likely a Rapist’

An Alabama lawmaker unhappy with Hillary Clinton’s allegations during the presidential debate that Republican Donald Trump is sexist expressed his disapproval by tweeting the Democratic nominee’s husband is “likely a rapist.” AL.com reports Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, posted to Twitter just after the debate: “It is ironic that Lying Hillary blast Trump as a sexist when she is married to…

Clinton and Trump to Hold First Debate

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to confront each other face-to-face in the first presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation’s future. The high-stakes Monday night showdown is the first of three presidential debates. It comes as both candidates are viewed negatively by large numbers of Americans,…

Senate to Debate Oil Spill Settlement, Medicaid Fix

State senators will debate a division of Alabama’s oil spill settlement funds that could help fill an $85 million hole in the state’s Medicaid budget. The Alabama Senate is expected to take up the bill Wednesday. The debate could get contentious as senators have squabbled over how much should help Medicaid and how much should go for road projects in…

Senate Approves Bentley Lottery Bill

The Alabama Senate has approved Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposal to start a state lottery. Senators on Friday voted 21-12 for the bill, hitting the required number of votes needed for approval. The legislative victory for the governor keeps the bill alive in the special session on Medicaid funding. It now goes to the House of Representatives. Bentley is seeking to…