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Inside Alabama Politics – May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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

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

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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Inside Alabama Politics – February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

The Home Stretch We’re “down to the licklog” of the 2020 primary elections. As of this writing, there is one week to go until the March 3 contests with some very significant offices hanging in the balance: the U.S. Senate, two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and a place on the State Supreme…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – February 3, 2020

February 3, 2020

Time for Session The annual Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature begins this week. That, combined with the Primary Elections one month away, make this “prime time” in Alabama Politics. The legislative issues are well known: budgets flush with cash but with a lot more demands; the prison crisis and the various proposals to address…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – January 13, 2019

January 13, 2020

Senate update: Tuberville campaign shakeup With 50 days to go until the March 3 primary election, the biggest race on the ballot – the contest for U.S. Senate – has not yet reached the phase of all-out warfare that most expect before it is over. Congressman Bradley Byrne has ramped up his campaign, becoming the…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

Senate 2020 update It has been a wild week in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. For that matter, it has been a wild month. Inside Alabama Politics first put former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ chances of getting in the race at 90 percent. That turned out to be well-founded, as Sessions’ entrance into…...

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Sources: Jones no longer taking community college post

November 14, 2019

Last month, Inside Alabama Politics reported that State Rep. Mike Jones was being considered to be hired as president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.

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Inside Alabama Politics – November 5, 2019

November 5, 2019

The Sessions Question After a full six months of campaigning, millions of dollars raised, and career trajectories changed for good, the biggest determining factor for who becomes Alabama’s next United States Senator will happen this week when former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decides whether or not to run for his old Senate seat. From…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Jones could land Community College gig Inside Alabama Politics has learned that State Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, could soon step down from the Legislature to take a position as president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. According to sources familiar with the situation, Jones is on a short list of candidates being considered, but the…...

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