Politics

Alabama Seeks Work Requirement on Some Medicaid Recipients

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 for Medicaid because their family income is at or…

State Rep. Ken Johnson Will Not Seek Re-Election

Endorses Republican Prouncey Robertson

  Citing family responsibilities and business obligations, State Rep. Ken Johnson (R – Moulton) on Friday announced that he will not seek re-election to the House District 7 seat he has held since 2010. “I am the father of a quadriplegic son, and during the long absences from home that service in Montgomery demands, my wife and family have taken on an…

House Democratic Caucus Calls for Ensuring Access to Affordable Healthcare

Montgomery, Ala – Members of the Alabama House Democratic Caucus called for an effort to ensure access to affordable healthcare for all Alabamians during a press conference this afternoon. They also announced a resolution calling on Governor Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid. “We have seen -and continue to see- the enormous negative impact not expanding Medicaid has already had on…

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 –…

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Resigns

Justice Glenn Murdock is stepping down from the Alabama Supreme Court. Murdoch announced his resignation Thursday in a letter to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. Murdock said his resignation will be effective on Jan. 16. The retiring associate justice wrote in his letter to Ivey that he wanted to “explore other professional opportunities and other ways in which I might be…

Sen. Elect Doug Jones Announces Senior Staff Positions

Alabama Senator-Elect Doug Jones’ office announced some key positions.  Jones is set to be sworn into office tomorrow.  The following is a press release from his office. Washington D.C. – Senator-elect Doug Jones today announced the hiring of key senior staff positions including Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Deputy Legislative Director.   “Today I’m proud to announce that we have recruited four outstanding individuals to…

Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner in Special Senate Election

Alabama election officials have officially declared Democrat Doug Jones the winner of a special Senate election held earlier this month. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore by about 22,000 votes on Dec. 12 and became the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama. Moore was dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls that occurred decades ago. He…

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…

What’s Next for Roy Moore?

Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he’s won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics? Probably not. Instead, he’s discussing a possible recount and depicting himself as a victim of false child molestation allegations. Assuming the results of the special election stand, Moore could run…

Alabama Elections Chief: ‘Unlikely’ Senate Outcome Changes

Alabama’s election chief says it is “unlikely” that the outcome of the state’s U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy looks to a possible recount. Alabama law triggers an automatic recount if the winner’s margin of victory is less than half of one percent. Democrat Doug Jones led Moore by more than 1.5 percent on late Tuesday. Secretary…