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Kiffin1125 Alabama News
Kiffin says he expects to return to Ole Miss after Egg Bowl loss — 'I do'

Despite weeks of speculation that he was coming to fill the Auburn head football coaching vacancy, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin said he expected to return as coach of the Rebels in 2023.

Ledbetter Alabama News
Ledbetter to retain McCutcheon chief of staff Mark Tuggle for role

On Wednesday, State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), the Republican nominee for House Speaker for the next quadrennium, announced former State Rep. Mark Tuggle (R-Alexander City) would serve as his chief of staff if elected as speaker during the organizational session early next year.

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ABC Board's Mac Gipson claims prices would go up if state got out of the retail liquor business

The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.

Kiffin Alabama News
Kiffin on being Auburn's top target: Maybe if they watched the first half of the Arkansas loss, 'I wouldn’t be number one anymore'

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, considered Auburn's top choice to fill its head football coaching vacancy, suffered a 42-27 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: Expect movement on legislation to change how state health officer is selected

The turnover in the Alabama Legislature headed into the new quadrennium, combined with new leadership in the House of Representatives, has made State House expectations somewhat of a wildcard for 2023 and beyond.

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Alabama unemployment rate ticks up to 2.7% as workforce participation rate struggles continue

On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey's office revealed Alabama's October seasonally adjusted labor force numbers, which showed the state's unemployment rate at 2.7%, up from September's number of 2.6%.

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Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town warns DOJ action on Alabama prisons imminent — 'What's your plan, legislature? Nothing? You're going to blame Kay?'

Despite approving a $1.3 billion prison construction plan more than a year ago, the state of Alabama remains under the federal government's scrutiny for potential Eighth Amendment violations in its state prisons.

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Alabama fans see firing offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, defense coordinator Pete Golding as cure for Crimson Tide's woes: Finebaum

Alabama pulled out a late win at Ole Miss on Saturday, but it was hardly consolation for a disappointing 2022 season in the eyes of the Crimson Tide faithful.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: If the people of Alabama want school choice, they certainly need to speak out to help move that needle

With now-former State Rep. Charlotte Meadows' (R-Montgomery) loss on Tuesday and the retirement of long-time former State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston), the future of a school choice bill making it through the Alabama Legislature in the future is very unclear.

Medicaid Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns of renewed Medicaid expansion push — 'When we make it easier for people not to go to work, guess what they do? They don't go to work'

Although it is not clear who among legislative Republicans would take up the cause of Medicaid expansion, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says it does not mean there won't be an attempt in the new quadrennium that begins next year.

Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker-designate Ledbetter: Education, adoption, fentanyl, waterways among priorities in new quadrennium

On Thursday, Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives voted for Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) to serve as the next Speaker of the House.

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Alabama Republicans prevail as expected but red wave stalls

Just as the national outcomes left much to be desired for Republicans, some state-level races did not go as hoped for the GOP on Tuesday, either.

Rehm Alabama News
Longtime Wiregrass Democrat legislator Dexter Grimsley defeated by Republican Rick Rehm

Rick Rehm, the Republican nominee in House District 85, pulled off a somewhat unexpected upset by defeating State Rep. Dexter Grimsley (D-Abbeville).

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Tuberville: Auburn had 'no choice' on Harsin, Cadillac an 'excellent interim'

Even though he didn't get the win, Auburn's interim head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams turned a lot of heads with his team's performance against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville on Saturday, with him now getting a mention as a possibility to fill the vacancy left behind by Bryan Harsin, who was fired last week from the head coaching position.

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Alabama Democrats in disarray on Election Day

The leadership change in the Alabama Democratic Party is not going as smoothly as Democrats may have hoped, and party chairman Randy Kelley made it public the night before voters head to the polls.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey says education 'number one priority' in next term; Vows veto for further delays in Literacy Act third-grade reading requirement

Friday on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey offered a preview of what to expect in her next term should she be reelected on Tuesday.

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Eagle Forum of Alabama's Gerritson urges 'yes' vote on recompiled Alabama Constitution — Says fixes eliminate arguments for constitutional rewrite

Eagle Forum of Alabama executive director Becky Gerritson is urging voters to support the adoption of the proposed recompiled and updated Alabama Constitution next week at the ballot box.

Ivey Alabama News
Kay Ivey noncommittal on tax relief — 'We've got to be very prudent'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey was asked about the possibility of tax relief given the budget surpluses for both the Education Trust Fund and general fund budgets.

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Five legislative races to watch on Election Day

While most of the focus will be on national politics next Tuesday given much of Alabama's elections are settled during the primaries, there are a handful of Republican-versus-Democrat contests of which to be aware.

Siegelman Alabama News
'I told you so, Alabama': Siegelman laments failed 1999 lottery vote

The winning ticket for Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing will be in excess of $1.5 billion after Wednesday drawing for a prize estimated to be worth $1.2 billion yielded no winner. If Alabamians wish to play, they will have to travel to neighboring states, given Alabama has yet to accept the lottery.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: We can't capitulate to Democrats in lame-duck session to pass end-of-year appropriation bills

If, as expected, Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 8 midterm elections, unfinished business will still be left for the Pelosi-led lame-duck House.

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Tuberville: Pro-open borders Democrats 'trying to wipe Christianity out in this country'

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) appeared on NewsmaxTV's "The Balance" to discuss threats from illegal immigration, which he and host Eric Bolling argued was being allowed purposefully by the Biden administration and other pro-open borders Democrats.

Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer warns Pelosi may maneuver for 'economy-killing policies' in lame-duck appropriations bill

Should the Republicans retake the U.S. House of Representatives in next week's midterm elections, they will still have to deal with a Nancy Pelosi-led House through the end of the year.

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Shelby backs federal recognition for Alabama's MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians — Would 'open the door' for more gaming

As state government attempts to get a handle on gaming within Alabama, might a new player enter the mix?

Kiffin Alabama News
WATCH — Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin on Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher: 'When someone attacks you personally and calls you and your buddy Coach Saban both clowns, you take that personal'

Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin gave mention to his counterpart Alabama head coach Nick Saban following his 31-28 win against Texas A&M in College Station.

AL Senate Orr Arthur Alabama News
State Sen. Orr predicts both tax cuts, rebate — 'So much depends on where we are with the economy in March'

Lawmakers have been mixed in their public comments about what to do with a $2 billion budget surplus.

Cohen Alabama News
Report: Mississippi State AD John Cohen to fill Auburn vacancy

According to a report from Columbus, Miss. television's WCBI, Auburn University will hire Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen as its new athletic director with an official announcement imminent.

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