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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.

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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.

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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.

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Workforce development bills aimed at increasing Alabama’s low labor force participation filed

Alabama officials announced a new package of bills on workforce development on Thursday.

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AL-2 candidate Anthony Daniels: 'We cannot allow out-of-state interests to spend money to buy a seat in Alabama'

Second congressional candidate Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) is laying out what separates him from his opponent as both vie for the Democratic nomination.

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House Minority Ldr Daniels on DEI ban: 'If Nick Saban were still coaching, this bill would have never seen the light of day'

Last week, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a Senate bill that would abolish state-funded DEI programs, leading to vigorous protest from Democrats in both legislative houses.

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AL-2 Dem hopeful Figures rejects effort to remove him from primary ballot — 'If Joe Reed is concerned about finances, he should focus on sharing ADC's financial reports'

Democrat second congressional district candidate Shomari Figures is pushing back against longtime Alabama Democratic Party boss Joe Reed, who on Saturday insisted Figures and fellow candidate State House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) be removed from Tuesday's primary ballot.

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ADC's Joe Reed demands AL-2 Democrat front-runners Figures, Daniels kicked off party ballot

Joe Reed, the longtime democrat power broker and the father of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, has made another attempt at deciding who will be the next Democrat nominee in Alabama's newly drawn second congressional district.

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Response to IVF embryo Supreme Court ruling will require constitutional amendment, pro-life attorney says

At least two bills have been drafted or filed by state legislators this week in response to an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that an embryo created through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a child protected by Alabama’s wrongful death act and the Alabama Constitution.

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Fox News revisits House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels' 1999 prostitution charge

On Wednesday, Fox News jumped into Alabama's second congressional district race by pointing out that one of the leaders for the Democratic nomination had contradicted the police's version of his 1999 arrest after a prostitution sting.

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Ivey backs gambling push: ‘Now is the time for Alabama voters to have another say on this issue’

Alabama legislators should pass a constitutional amendment allowing for expanded legalized gambling to appear on the ballot in November, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

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Legislation filed to add rape and incest exception to Alabama's abortion restrictions

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) has filed a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives to add abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

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Tax-free overtime pay in Alabama begins on January 1

Starting Monday, the overtime pay of hourly workers in Alabama won’t be taxed by the state.

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Watch: Anthony Daniels releases first TV ad in District 2 contest

On Wednesday, U.S. House District 2 candidate State House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) released his first media advertisement entitled “Seeds.”

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Anthony Daniels makes media buy in crowded Democratic primary for newly drawn District 2

Daniels is the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for District 2, however, the media buy should still help him stand out in the crowded field of 21 candidates, 13 of whom are Democrats.

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Anthony Daniels joins crowded new District 2 Democrat primary

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) announced Thursday his candidacy for Alabama’s new Congressional District 2.

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House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels ‘strongly considering’ run for Congress in 2nd congressional district

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) is considering a run for Congress in 2024 in the newly created 2nd congressional district. 

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Alabama politicos split along party lines on federal court decision to block new congressional map

Alabama politicians are divided across party lines in their support of condemnation of Tuesday’s 11th Circuit Court decision to bar the state from using the recently crafted congressional map in the 2024 election.

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State House, Senate pass tax-free overtime bill with an amendment from Ivey to remove cap, move up sunset date

Legislation exempting the overtime pay of Alabama hourly workers from state income taxes was amended by Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday.

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Justin Bogie: Despite ‘historic’ session, there’s more work to be done on tax relief

The 2023 session saw the legislature enact the largest budgets in state history. And while progress was made on tax relief efforts, more of your money should be returned to you.

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House Minority Leader Daniels: More discussion on grocery tax elimination ‘since I’ve been in the legislature’

There’s been more “serious conversations” about eliminating the state sales tax on groceries than “any year since I’ve been in the Legislature,” according to House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

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Alabama House unanimously passes economic incentive package to expand special funding, tax abatements for private corporations

The Alabama House of Representatives passed four economic incentive bills included in Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Game Plan,” expanding the state’s ability to provide special funding and tax abatements to specific corporations.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth calls for state grocery tax reduction — 'We must take action now'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said on Friday that he was working on legislation to reduce the state’s grocery tax.

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Ivey’s proposed budget prioritizes tax rebate, no tax cuts

Gov. Kay Ivey is including a one-time tax rebate, but no permanent tax cut, in her proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

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Anthony Daniels, supply-sider? Democrat House Minority Leader suggests grocery tax holiday to gauge impact on ETF budget revenues

Some of the significant tax-cut rhetoric one might expect from Republican policymakers is not coming from Republican legislators. Instead, it comes from a prominent Democrat lawmaker, House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

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House Minority Leader Daniels: 'Look for the Democratic Party to be back in charge in about 20 years' with closed primaries

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Daniels said he was opposed to a closed primary system.

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House Democrats support the ARPA appropriations bill

Alabama House Democrats held a press conference announcing tacit support for the framework of the bill appropriating American Rescue...

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