Under the Dome: Accountability Act, meet Revolving Door

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A bill placed on the floor of the Senate undergoes substantial alteration, to the point where it can reasonably be viewed as an entirely different piece of legislation. One side warns, amid some tense scenes, that the changes violate the Constitution and could drag the state into court, while the other praises a major milestone [...]

VIDEO: Senate outburst over Accountability Act revisited

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After some requests for people looking for a link to this video, we thought we would repost this video of the shouting match that erupted between Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and Senate Democrats when Senate Republicans tried to push through the overhauled school flexibility bill that became known as the controversial Alabama Accountability [...]

Alfa PAC endorses slate for 2014 election

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The political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed a slate of candidates for the 2014 primary elections, although the candidates are incumbents. The trustees for FarmPAC did not endorse in the races for secretary of state and auditor, contested races where there is no incumbent. The advisory trustees for FarmPAC, which includes [...]

Challenger to Kay Ivey decided to ‘put up or shut up’

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A Prattville native, disgusted with the political environment in Alabama, has decided to “put up or shut up.” Scott Ninesling, a licensed paramedic who currently lives in Pine Level and who works in the petro-chemical industry, plans to run as a Democrat against Republican Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey in 2014. He criticized political leaders in [...]

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 [...]