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Ivey Q&A: Governor discusses gambling, prisons and COVID

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will not negotiate a compact with a federal Native American tribe unless voters approve expanded gambling. Ivey sat down with reporters Wednesday and said that state voters should have the final say over whether to expand casino offerings or create a state lottery. The Republican governor also defended her decision…

Kay Ivey Signs Protections for Confederate, Other Monuments

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law sweeping protections for Confederate monuments and other long-standing historic markers. Ivey signed the bill Wednesday. The moves come as some Southern cities, such as New Orleans, have removed Confederate monuments from public property. The new Alabama law prohibits the removal and alteration of monuments over 40 years old. It also prohibits renaming…

Ala. ranks 7th for Confederate Monuments

SPLC surveys the states and finds a thousand + monuments and symbols.

The Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol Building. Governor Bentley removed Confederate Battle Flags from the monument last year. Below is the cornerstone. The Montgomery headquartered Southern Poverty Law Center has surveyed confederate monuments and symbols in public places, and ranked the states based on the number found in each. The results? Alabama is 7th, with 107. The rest of…