Inside Alabama Politics

Ivey prison plan announcement expected soon

September 2, 2020   |   News News2

Gov. Kay Ivey is preparing for a major announcement in the coming days about her plan to lease three new men’s prisons from private developers, multiple sources told Inside Alabama Politics this week.  Since May, Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections have been in a “confidential proposal evaluation period” with two companies that will buy…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020   |   News News2

Special Session Talk Ever since the Alabama Legislature adjourned its truncated 2020 regular session, lawmakers and lobbyists alike have asked the same question: Will there be a special session later this year? It’s a ponderous topic, and yet it remains relevant given all the chatter amongst politicos around the state. Three months ago, it was…...

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The Dismukes Debacle

August 7, 2020   |   Opinion

By Todd Stacy This piece was originally published in the July 29 issue of Inside Alabama Politics. For much of the weekend, the eyes of the nation were on Alabama as the late Congressman John Lewis, native son and Civil Rights hero, made one last passage through his home state on the way to the nation’sContinue Reading

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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