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What Can we Expect From the 2020 Alabama Legislative Session?

The 2020 Alabama Legislative Session is just over a week away, so what can we expect from lawmakers? Last year two lottery bills stalled in the state house, but Monday Republican Representative Steve Clouse announced that he would introducing a lottery bill this session. Find that story here. Another issue that lawmakers have been working on, is repealing a grocery tax…

A Preview of Alabama Politics in 2020

The Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin in just a few weeks, and with a new year comes new political agendas. Last year we saw a controversial abortion bill pass through the Legislature, and talks of an Alabama lottery stalled before it gained any traction. The year 2020 is expected to have a host of crucial bills pass through…

Trump Makes Case for Border Wall in Prime Time Oval Office Speech

President Donald Trump says in an Oval Office address that there is a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border, though crossings have fallen in recent years. The president said Tuesday night that all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal immigration. He says it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. The president says among those…

Fmr. Ala. Chief Justice Officially Kicks Off Campaign for Governor

Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb has officially kicked off her campaign for governor. Cobb spoke during a rally Monday night at her campaign headquarters. She says Alabama is suffering from “failed leadership” and can do better. Cobb is proposing a state lottery fund preschool, vocational education and other education programs. She says the state needs to better fund…

President Trump Delivers 1st State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address clocked in at one hour and 20 minutes. According to the American Presidency Project, that makes Trump’s speech one of the longest State of the Union addresses in recent presidential history. President Bill Clinton’s final State of the Union speech in January 2000 ran longer than Trump’s at just over an…

Sen. Doug Jones Votes With Republicans to Stop Government Shutdown

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones released the following statement after voting to end debate on a short-term government funding bill. Sixty votes were needed to advance the bill to a final vote in the Senate. The vote tally was 50-49. “ I voted to keep the federal government open past midnight tonight and to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program –…

Senate Majority PAC Backed Jones’ Winning Alabama Campaign

A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race was heavily supported by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday that the group “predominantly funded” the PAC called Highway 31, which sent out advertising and mailings to help defeat Republican Roy Moore. Because of…

CBO: 14 Million People Could Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Bill

Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday’s estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says the number of uninsured would grow to 24 million by 2026. The projections give fuel to opponents who warn the measure…

President Trump Delivers First Address to Joint Session of Congress

(AP Photo/LM Otero)President Donald Trump opened his address to a joint session of Congress by condemning the recent threats against Jewish community centers and a fatal shooting in Kansas being investigated as a hate crime. Trump on Tuesday said that “while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and…

GOP Running into Opposition from GOP on Tax Overhaul

House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers – other Republicans. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican and the chamber’s top Republican tax-writer have both been critical. And President Donald Trump says he doesn’t love it. The House GOP plan would scrap the 35 percent tax on corporate…