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Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Morning Consult says Ivey has nation’s highest job approval among state GOP voters

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that Gov. Kay Ivey has the nation’s highest job approval rating among her state’s Republican voters, at 86%. The group polled the approval ratings of all Republican governors within their own state’s GOP voters.

House Floor Alabama News
Feud erupts between the House and Senate — Both bodies refuse votes on the other's bills

In an apparent feud between the House of Representatives and the Senate, the House purposefully delayed voting on several Senate bills Tuesday evening, carrying them over to the call of the chair.

Miller stricklend Alabama News
Former HD27 candidate Bill Stricklend endorses Alan Miller in runoff

The primary runoff election for House District 27 is a week away, and candidate Alan Miller just picked up a key last-minute endorsement.

Second congressional district Alabama News
What happened? Analysis of AL-2 run-off election — Dobson, Figures now the nominees to fight for the seat in November

The second congressional district run-off elections were held on Tuesday, Republican Caroleene Dobson won the nomination for her party over Dick Brewbaker. Shomari Figures won the Democratic nomination after securing his victory over current Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville). 

Construction worker Alabama News
House passes bill package aimed at bolstering workforce development

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill package on Wednesday that aims to bolster the state’s workforce development and increase workforce opportunities for more Alabamians.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
'A direct result of Joe Biden's weak foreign policy': Tuberville blames White House for 'funding' Iran's attack on Israel

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blamed President Joe Biden and his "weak foreign policy" for Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend.

House Floor Alabama News
House easily passes education budget, appropriations totaling nearly $11 billion

The Alabama House of Representatives breezed through its nearly $11 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budgets and supplemental appropriations bills on Wednesday with hardly any debate.

caroleene dobson Alabama News
First-timer Caroleene Dobson wins GOP congressional nomination in AL-2; Faces Democrat Shomari Figures Nov. 5

Newcomer Caroleene Dobson won the GOP nomination for Congress and faces Democrat winner Shomari Figures.

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Juandalynn Givan files distressed college loan program repeal after Birmingham-Southern closure

Lawmakers are slated to deliberate this week on legislation to repeal the 2023 law creating a loan program for universities in financial straits after the law’s designed recipient, Birmingham Southern College (BSC), closed its doors for good.

Former Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., speaks to reporters following Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Alabama News
Doug Jones: No 'nefarious' GOP plot to keep Biden off Alabama ballot

On Thursday, Jones took to his Twitter account to emphasize there is no Republican plot to keep Biden off the Alabama ballot. 

marilyn lands campaigning Alabama News
Liberal media continue pushing Democrat HD10 win as catalyst for abortion referendum in Alabama, nationally

Immediately following State Rep. Marilyn Lands' (D-Madison) landslide victory over Teddy Powell, many Republicans finally saw what the plan was for Democrats once this seat was captured.

tommy tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville blasts 'failed' AL(dot)com for calling concern about attacks by illegal aliens 'political' — 'Try telling that to the parents'

During his weekly Wednesday call with reporters, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) responded to AL(dot)com describing his use of the story of Pablo Mendoza, a 23-year-old illegal alien residing in Enterprise who allegedly raped a mentally handicapped a 14-year-old female, as "political."

John Amanchukwu Alabama News
'Either a punk or a pervert!': Pastor scolds Hoover Board of Education for book on anal sex being available to students

A Hoover City Schools Board of Education meeting got testy on Tuesday over a sexually charged book that had been available to children in school libraries across the district.

bob sanders Alabama News
Accountant, politician, magician: Bob Sanders dies in Clanton

Bob Sanders has died at home in Clanton at age 78. He was an accountant, politician and magician.

lee greenwood Alabama News
Singer Lee Greenwood endorses Dick Brewbaker in AL-2 race

Lee Greenwood, a Grammy-winning singer, announced on Monday his endorsement of Dick Brewbaker in the U.S. House district two Republican run-off election.

Head Coach Bruce Pearl 20231101 MBB vs AUM ZB 039 Alabama News
Bruce Pearl on Israel-Hamas conflict: 'This is a clear battle between good and evil!'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl is continuing to push for restoring security for Israel and the people of Palestine as Hamas and terrorist groups continue to wage war in the Gaza Strip.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers blames congressional dysfunction on cable news, social media

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) followed up his speech to the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce earlier in the week.

Alabama christian coalition Alabama News
Christian Coalition of Alabama issues voting guide Q&A for AL-2 primary runoff

The Christian Coalition of Alabama recently released its first voting guide for the 2024 election cycle, focusing on the newly drawn second congressional district.

union Alabama News
Bill clawing back incentives from companies who voluntarily recognize unionization approved by Senate committee

Members of the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee approved a bill by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) on Wednesday barring businesses from receiving economic development incentives if they voluntarily recognize their employees' union. 

Alan Miller v. Jeana Ross Alabama News
Ross, Miller celebrate primary support heading into HD27 GOP runoff

The threat of severe weather may have kept some voters from turning out for Tuesday’s special GOP primary election for House District 27, but candidates Jeana Ross and Alan Miller said they were pleased with the support they each received, which was enough to advance them into a runoff.

Miller v ross Alabama News
Special GOP primary for HD27 goes to runoff between Jeana Ross and Alan Miller

The special Republican primary election will go to a run-off since none of the six candidates received more than 50% of the vote Tuesday. The top two candidates, Jeana Ross and Alan Miller, will go head-to-head on April 30.

John Wahl Alabama News
'Freedom versus slavery': ALGOP's Wahl warns what's at stake in November general election

State GOP chair John Wahl spoke to the Mobile GOP, calling the 2024 elections "freedom vs. slavery."

Trump Tuberville Alabama News
'It's all propaganda': Tuberville seems to dismiss Katie Britt, others as Trump VP in Politico interview

We're still months from when presidential nominees have historically selected their running mates. However, that is not stopping speculation on who presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will choose as his vice-presidential nominee.

Marilyn Lands Alabama News
Democrat Marilyn Lands announces launch of PAC on heels of election win during MSNBC appearance

State Rep. Marilyn Lands (D-Huntsville) is not letting the national publicity from her win over Teddy Powell last Tuesday go to waste.

Anthony Daniels, Shomari Figures Alabama News
Carpetbagging accusations fly between Figures, Daniels in closing stage of AL-2 Democratic primary

Both Democrat runoff opponents competing for their party's second congressional district nomination appeared on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," and both had a similar attack.

Alabama news political bus man Alabama News
Alabama’s ‘Political Bus Man’ tells story: Former U.S. Sen. Lieberman hit with cake

After hearing of the death of his former passenger Lieberman, "the Political Bus Man" felt led to tell his humorous and telling story of his friend, “Mr. Joe."

Alabama political news john wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl downplays Dems attempts to turn HD10 loss into national 'bellwether decision' — 'Either a lack of understanding of the political landscape or an attempt to mislead voters'

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl released a statement on Wednesday downplaying Democrats' attempts to make the Republican loss in House District 10 to a Democrat into a national issue for other elections.

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