Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey announces re-election campaign

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Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey formally announced the start of her re-election campaign for lieutenant governor Thursday, saying she was “pleased” with what had been accomplished in her three years presiding over the State Senate. “I am hopeful that I have earned the trust of the good people of Alabama and that they will see fit [...]

Another Montgomery politico with ties to gambling money arrested

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Former House of Representatives employee Clay Covington resigned earlier this month as he was facing a legal fight over not claiming income, including $277,000 he allegedly received from gambling establishments operated by Milton McGregor. Covington was charged with six counts of failing to pay income taxes on $237,620 in wages from the state, and $277,000 [...]

Scott Beason out as Rules Committee chairman

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Alabama state Senate leadership pushed Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, out of a the chairmanship of a powerful committee Tuesday morning. Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, will serve as chairman of the Rules Committee, which determines which bills come to the Senate floor for debate. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said in [...]

Former state Sen. Hap Myers dies

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Former state Sen. Hap Myers, R-Mobile, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, according to Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner’s office. Myers, 72, was first elected to the Senate in 1994 and served three terms before stepping down in 2006.  An Auburn graduate, Myers worked as a professional engineer for 40 years. ““He always [...]

Hubbard-led PAC made transfer hours before ban took effect

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The former chair of a Republican-leaning PAC said Thursday that a PAC controlled by House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, made a transfer to his PAC days after the Legislature passed a ban on the practice and hours before Gov. Bob Riley signed the ban into law. The news came after the chairman of the Alabama [...]