Inside Alabama Politics

Inside Alabama Politics – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020   |   News News2

The way of the mask It has been almost two weeks since Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide order mandating face coverings be worn in public places with more than 10 people present. That order expires Friday, unless the governor opts to extend it. The mask mandate did not come without controversy. Lt. Gov. Will…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020   |   News News2

Don’t look now, but tomorrow marks the half way point of the year. That means the rough and tumble hellscape that is 2020 is half way over. Today marks two weeks until the July 14 elections when, at long last, the parties will have set the field for the November elections. In both situations, the…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020   |   News News2

What’s next for Senate leadership? The Alabama Senate has had its share of smart, strategic, and powerful leaders over the years. From Joe Fine and Ryan deGraffenreid, Jr. to John Teague to Roger Bedford. It has also been the place of wild leadership struggles, including taking away all of the power from the Lt. Governor…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020   |   News News2

Behind the Budget Brouhaha It has been quite a week in Alabama politics. What began as mild rumblings of a disagreement between the executive and legislative branches over federal coronavirus relief money ended as a full-scale two-way public feud. All week – and really for the last few weeks – lawmakers had taken veiled shots…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020   |   News News2

The Legislature Resumes In five days, the Alabama Legislature is scheduled to reconvene its 2020 Regular Session. When the House and Senate last met on March 31, they agreed to reconvene on April 28, but allowed themselves some wiggle room. A new joint legislative rule was adopted allowing the Speaker of the House and President…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020   |   News News2

We’re back in session – for a few minutes The Alabama Legislature is meeting today in Montgomery. Yes, you read that correctly. At perhaps the most precarious time so far during the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate and House are gaveling back into session, at least for a few minutes. House Clerk Jeff Woodard and Senate…...

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