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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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September 7, 2017  •  

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Writing a monthly column doesn’t come easy for me…I want to find something to pique your interest but not make you fall asleep reading. I was kind of stuck waiting until the 11th hour to write the column when I […]

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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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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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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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