Alabama House Democrats to Unveil “Plan for Prosperity”
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
Alabama House Democrats will unveil their 2023 Legislative Agenda “Plan for Prosperity” in a press conference scheduled for March 6, 2023, at 11 AM CST. The press conference will be held virtually and in-person in the State House Press Room. The “Plan for Prosperity” is the result of listening to the constituents, according to Alabama House Democratic Caucus Chair Barbara Drummond (D-Mobile). Source ..read more
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Latest ACCA Podcast Talks Prisons, Disaster Money
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) has released the February episode of the 2 North Jackson Podcast, featuring discussions on the state’s corrections system, federal disaster recovery funds, and safety advancements for county drivers. The podcast, hosted by ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield, features guest experts discussing important topics affecting Alabama’s counties. Source ..read more
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Alabama Bill Would Change How Capital Murder Sentencing Works
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
Alabama Representative Chris England has prefiled House Bill 14 (HB14), which has generated interest because of its potential impact on the sentencing process for capital murder cases in the state. The bill sldo includes a provision that would enable the resentencing of certain defendants who have been sentenced for capital murder. In 2017, Governor Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 16 (SB16) that gave... Source ..read more
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Strong Reasons Why the Now Defunct Madison County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Was a Complete Debacle
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by Amy Fahimi
1y ago
Do you live outside the Huntsville City Limits in Madison County, AL? Because of this fact alone, you are ineligible now to apply for federal COVID-19 emergency rental assistance, which has been available continuously to other Alabama residents since March 2021. Why? According to Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Alabama’s current website (www.eraalabama.com), “ERA Alabama provides assistance... Source ..read more
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Municipal Elections Being Held Today Across Alabama
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
Alabama voters in some towns and cities will head to the polls today to vote for Mayor, City Council and Board of Education positions. Elections will be held in Auburn, Bessemer, Gadsden, Huntsville, Mountain Brook, and Scottsboro. In Huntsville, voters will decide the winner for City Council District 2 and City Council District 4. In District 3, incumbent Jennie Robinson will serve another term... Source ..read more
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Jackie Reed, Huntsville Council Candidate, Has Died
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
Jackie Reed, a long-time fixture in Huntsville politics, passed away last night. The announcement was posted on Reed’s Facebook campaign page by her brother and reads: Our family is sad today as our mom, Jackie Reed passed away last night. We will miss this little lady so much as she has been such a huge part of our lives and our rock who has always been there for us. As we grieve and miss not... Source ..read more
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AL Republicans Push Party Registration & Closed Primaries
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
Morgan County Republicans and one current State Senator involved in an election controversy are looking to change the way election primaries work in the state of Alabama by requiring every voter in the state to choose a side. A resolution document sent to me that would be discussed at a Morgan County Republican Executive Committee meeting, seeks to encourage the state Republican party to lobby the... Source ..read more
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Libertarian Party of Alabama Offers Voters Another Option in November
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by Danny Wilson
1y ago
The state was abuzz last night with the results of the primary election runoffs. The abysmal turnout of a mere 15% of eligible voters underscores the notion that Alabamians are fed up with politics as we have come to know it. If the back-and-forth attacks that have become so commonplace in political ads weren’t enough, we heard more of the same in concession speeches. For the 85% Source ..read more
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Alabama Libertarian Candidates For 2022 Election
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by Brent Wilson
1y ago
The Alabama Libertarian Party will have candidates on the ballot for the November 8th election, from the Governor’s race all the way down to local county commissioner races. In total, the Alabama Libertarian Party has qualified 69 people. Some names that appear have run recently before, while many have not. Ruth Page-Nelson had her name on the ballot for the 2020 Alabama U.S. Senate Election as a... Source ..read more
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25% of Etowah County voted in the wrong election.
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by Tabitha Isner
2y ago
The recent primary election in Alabama mostly went off without a hitch. There was an exception – a big ugly exception – in Etowah County. Some voters in Etowah were given the wrong ballot and therefore voted for candidates in a district where those voters don’t actually live (and/or didn’t get to vote for the candidates in the district where they do live). How could such a mix-up happen? Source ..read more
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