State Sen. Bryan Taylor not running for second term

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Freshman state Sen. Bryan Taylor, an advocate of ethics reform and outspoken opponent of gambling, announced on Monday that he is not running for a second term. “This was a tremendously difficult decision,” said Taylor, a Prattville Republican. Taylor, joined by his wife Jessica, said they are expecting their third child in May and decided [...]

Lawmaker fighting to have same machines at Creek, Macon casinos

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A state lawmaker who represents Macon County, knowing her legislation to allow machines played at Native American casinos to be played in her home county will not pass this year, said she is preparing for a fight next year. “This is not about gambling to me. This is about fairness, equality and justice,” said Rep. [...]

Alabama news round-up: DNC criticizes Artur Davis in new ad

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News from around the state: The Democratic National Committee has released an ad criticizing former Rep. Artur Davis in the lead-up to the Republican National Convention.  George Talbot of the Press-Register reports the ad accuses the former Democratic congressman, who became a critic of President Barack Obama and his old party after losing the Democratic [...]

Luther Strange steps aside from investigation of Riley-chaired PAC

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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has stepped aside from a possible investigation of a political action committee chaired by former Gov. Bob Riley accused of violating the state’s ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers. The Alabama Democratic Party sent a complaint Friday to Strange and Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks over a transfer of $50,000 from [...]