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Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Gambling Releases 876-Page Report

Report Describes the Benefits and Costs of Expanding Gambling in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey’s study group on gambling has released an 876-page report on the impact any expansion of gambling would have on the state. She formed the group in February with former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange serving as chairman. Most forms of gambling are illegal in Alabama, even though they are allowed in most other states. But some gambling does…

Former Mayor Strange Joins Mayor Reed in Final Plea for MPS Funding

On Friday, Oct. 30, former Mayor Todd Strange and current Mayor Steven Reed, met at city hall to give a final plea to voters to vote for MPS funding on election day. The two say funding MPS schools will benefit students, improve schools, and enhance the city’s narrative. Mayor Reed says gaining the communities trust is a vital part in…

Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy Holds 4th Meeting

In their 4th meeting the Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy heard from officials in Greene County. Electronic bingo and other machines, and simulcast horse and dog racing is allowed in Greene County. The social and economic impact of gambling and how those numbers could apply statewide was the topic of discussions. Chairman of the group, former Montgomery Mayor Todd…

Gov. Kay Ivey’s Gambling Study Group Holding First Meeting

The study group that Gov. Kay Ivey formed in order to study the effects of any expansion of gambling in the state of the Alabama is holding its first meeting. Ivey announced that she wanted to form a study group during her State of the State Address.  The state has some electronic bingo operations, but no lottery or other forms…

Alabama News Network Special: Reed Makes History

Alabama News Network has produced a special on the historic election of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. This year, he became the city’s first black mayor in Montgomery’s 200-year history. While he’s a new face in the mayor’s office, Reed was born and raised in Montgomery. He was born at St. Margaret’s Hospital and attended Forest Avenue Elementary School, Vaughn Road…

Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on his 10 Years as Montgomery Mayor

Monday was outgoing Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange’s last full day in office. Strange sat down with Alabama News Network reporter Jerome Jones to discuss his decade of service. Mayor Strange says the city is in good hands with Mayor Elect Steven Reed, and he is excited about what the future holds for Montgomery. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: mayor elect steven…

Exclusive: Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on His 10 Years in Office

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange took time on his final full day in office to sit down with Alabama News Network anchor Darryl Hood to reflect on his 10 years leading the city. The Live interview appeared on Alabama News Network at 6. Strange was elected in a special election and took office in March 2009. Since then, he says he’s…

Recycling Reboot in Montgomery

Testing underway now

The long dormant Montgomery recycling plant will be back in full operation on January 7th. Mayor Todd Strange announced the date this morning during  his weekly news conference. The IREP plant closed down in October of 2015 when the owners failed to make sufficient profit. The company eventually bankrupted the operation and the city took possession after lengthy bankruptcy hearings….

Next Step in Push for Added Montgomery School Funding

property tax increase under consideration

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Montgomery County Commission President Elton Dean are working together to win passage of a proposed 6 mill property tax increase for the Montgomery Public School System. The increase will have to be approved by County voters, and Dean says that vote could take place in May. It would be the only item on the ballot…