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Gov. Kay Ivey has called a special session to begin March 6, 2019. The special session will focus on legislation related to a gas and diesel fuel tax. Calling the special session suspends the regular session and allows the gas […]

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Incumbent Republican Governor Kay Ivey won her first full term as Alabama governor defeating Democratic challenger and Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox 59.6 percent to 40.4 percent. Ivey, who was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, was sworn in as governor last […]

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The Alabama Code of Ethics Clarification and Reform Commission (Commission), a joint committee of the Alabama Legislature, met on August 28, 2018, to examine potential revisions to the ethics laws. The meeting was timely as the Alabama Court of Criminal […]

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Birmingham, Alabama City Council President Jay Roberson announced he is resigning on September 10. Roberson’s wife received a promotion at Alabaster City Schools to be a career coach, so the family will be moving to live in the school district. […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 317 into law on April 6, 2018. House Bill 317, exempts economic development professionals from registering as a lobbyist. Under the bill, the economic development professional lobbyist registration exemption does not apply if a […]

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The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on March 29, 2018. The Legislature passed House Bill 317, exempting economic development professionals from registering as a lobbyist, on the final day of the regular session. Under House Bill 317, the economic development […]

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Sen. Del Marsh introduced an 119 page bill revising the Alabama Ethics Act. Senate Bill 343 amends several definitions, including but not limited to, de minimus, lobbyist, principal, and thing of value. The bill would allow caucuses to solicit or […]

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Online registration for Alabama lobbyists is available beginning December 13, 2017. Normally, registration is not available until the beginning of January. In addition, 2018 lobbyist trainings will be held on January 24, March 14, and May 16, 2018. New lobbyists […]

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has scheduled a special election on May 22, 2018, to fill the state House District 83 seat vacated by David L. Branscum. The primary will be February 13 and a primary runoff, if necessary, on March 13. […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election for House District 21. The seat is vacant due to the sudden passing of Rep. Jim Patterson earlier this October. A special primary election will be held on January 9, 2018, and […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election for Senate District 26. The vacancy is a result of state Sen. Quinton Ross accepting a contract to become the next president of Alabama State University. The special election schedule coincides with […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election for House District 4. The vacancy is a result of former state Rep. Mick Hammon’s mail fraud conviction. A special primary election will be held on December 12, 2017, and the special […]

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Appointed U.S. Senator Luther Strange and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will be going head-to-head on September 26 because neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round of the Republican primary […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey banned lobbyists from executive branch appointments in an executive order dated July 13, 2017. The order states public officials or public employees of the executive branch are prohibited from appointing a registered lobbyist to any executive agency. […]

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