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Inside Alabama Politics – July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

Roby out U.S. Representative Martha Roby shocked the Alabama political world when she announced on Friday – her 43rd birthday – that she would not seek a sixth term in Congress. The decision was a closely-guarded secret, only known to a handful of family members and close friends. Most staff was only told the day…...

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Auburn hires new governmental affairs leader

July 18, 2019

Auburn University has hired a new person to lead its state governmental affairs operations. Last week, Inside Alabama Politics reported that Auburn was moving to punch up its State House efforts by posting a job opening for the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs. “It’s really a strengthening of Auburn’s presence in the state government arena,”…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

Auburn to ‘step up’ State House game Just weeks after the abrupt departure of  Steven Leath from the president’s office, Auburn University is making moves to punch up its governmental relations efforts at the state level. Just as the Board of Trustees was voting to confirm former President Jay Gogue back into his old job in an…...

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Ivey replaces ABC Board

June 13, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey has replaced the three members of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

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Inside Alabama Politics – June 7, 2018

June 7, 2019

Staffing up Gov. Kay Ivey has been without a leader in her communications shop ever since former Press Secretary Daniel Sparkman resigned to run for the House in April. Thankfully for Ivey, there is plenty of talent within the press office to get the job done, but their duties were increasingly spread thin toward the…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

Ending Early Figuring out exactly which day the Legislature plans to adjourn Sine Die has been tricky this year. That’s mostly because there has been disagreement between the House and the Senate leadership over how much time is needed. Democrats have slowed things down considerably in the House this year, leading to several late nights…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

Senate 2020 Update More movement in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate (and maybe the Democratic primary?). Arnold Mooney, a second term state representative from Indian Springs, has officially thrown his hat in the ring. He becomes the third announced candidate along with Congressman Bradley Byrne and former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville. (More on Mooney…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Senate 2020 Update A lot has happened in the race for U.S. Senate in the last ten days. Will Ainsworth: OUT. Del Marsh: OUT. Mo Brooks: OUT. Tommy Tuberville: IN, as we first reported here at Inside Alabama Politics. Ainsworth cited being able to spend time at home with his family in Alabama and focusing…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

A Tiger of a candidate It’s early yet, but the race for U.S. Senate in 2020 is heating up. The latest potential entrant into that race is former Auburn University Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville. Those advising Tuberville say the coach is seriously exploring a Senate run and could begin talking publicly about it any…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

How the gas tax passed Now that the gas tax and infrastructure bill is the law of the land, it’s time to analyze how we got here. According to several sources involved in the effort, these are the key factors in how the gas tax bill went from a “toss up” to a major legislative…...

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