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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Worked for 6 Days After Being Tested

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he “felt that it was highly unlikely” he was sick since he had no symptoms of the illness. Paul also says he did not have direct contact with anyone who tested positive for the virus or was sick….

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…

Jeff Sessions expected to announce run for his Old Senate Seat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce he’s running for his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions is expected to make the announcement on Thursday. His decision to run was confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday by two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans. They were not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on…

Caught On Camera: Possible Attempted Break-In At Senator David Burkette’s Home

State Senator David Burkette (D, Montgomery)  says he’s on edge after he says someone tried to break in his home last Wednesday; and it was all caught on camera. He also says it’s not the only run-in he’s had with the suspected culprits. Burkette  spoke to Alabama News Network about the incident at his home in South Montgomery. He says…

Gov. Bentley Interviews Sen. Phil Williams for Session’s Senate Seat

On Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley interviewed State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) for a potential opening in Alabama’s U.S. Senate delegation. U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Attorney General of the United States. Should Sessions be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Governor Bentley will appoint his successor to serve until a special…

Senator Makes Final Push for Alabama Lottery

As Alabama’s 2016 legislative session quickly nears its end, a state senator is making a final push for a lottery. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Thursday voted for a bare-bones constitutional amendment that would allow Alabamians to vote on the issue but provides few other details. Several senators say they voted in favor of the amendment with the…