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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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The Alabama Ethics Commission declined to vote on an advisory opinion recommending site consultants for companies considering moving to Alabama to register as lobbyists. Economic development officials opposed the opinion because it could hurt business recruiting efforts. There was no […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die late Friday, May 19, 2017. Bills to block removal of Confederate monuments and allow certified midwives to deliver babies in the home both passed. Lawmakers failed to pass the prison bill and Gov. Kay Ivey […]

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According to the memorandum filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the Alabama Ethics Commission has agreed existing Alabama law permits lobbyists to satisfy the ethics training requirement if they participate in live training sessions […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey moved the U.S. Senate seat special election from November 6, 2018, to December 12, 2017. The special election is needed to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by U.S. Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions. Former Gov. Robert […]

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On April 10, 2017, Gov. Robert Bentley resigned as the 53rd governor of Alabama. The resignation follows the Alabama Ethics Commission finding probable cause he violated state ethics laws. Kay Ivey was sworn in as the 54th governor of Alabama […]

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The Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause to believe Gov. Robert Bentley committed violations of both the Alabama Ethics Act and the Fair Campaign Practices Act. The investigation is related to Bentley’s relationship with Rebekah Mason, a former political adviser. […]

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Beverlye Brady has been appointed to the Alabama Ethics Commission by Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey. Brady, a practicing attorney with more than 30 years of experience, was a founding member of the Lee county Indigent Defense Commission. Brady’s term is […]

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Gov. Nathan Deal announced a special election will be held on April 18, 2017, for state Senate District 32. Sen. Judson Hill resigned from the seat to run in the special election for the Sixth Congressional District, scheduled for the […]

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as President Trump’s attorney general on February 8, 2017. To fill the Senate vacancy, Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed state Attorney General Luther Strange to succeed Sessions. Bentley’s appointee will serve the U.S. Senate […]

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According to a memorandum from the Alabama House Bill Clerk, lobbyists and state agency representatives will be issued identification badges. After registering with the Ethics Commission, a lobbyist or state agency representative must sign up with the Alabama House to […]

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The Alabama Ethics Commission (AEC) has suspended the implementation of an advisory opinion released in September. The controversial opinion expanded the definition of lobbyist principal to include anyone in the organization with authority such as executives, officers, and members of boards […]

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A special election has been called to fill House Rep. Oliver Robinson’s District 58 seat. Robinson decided to retire so his daughter can serve as House liaison for Gov. Robert Bentley. A special primary election will be held on March […]

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Gov. Robert Bentley is considering a special session to address funding for four new super prisons. Bentley may call the special session within or right before the 2017 session. Despite Bentley’s failure to pass his $800 million prison plan last […]

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