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 [...]

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 [...]

Democrats contend Ivey violated the Constitution, Senate operated without quorum

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The top Senate official and the Senate minority leader argued Tuesday that Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey violated the Alabama Constitution by declaring there was a quorum present to conduct business in the state Senate when there was not. “I personally viewed 18 folks in the chamber” and called the Senate to order, Ivey said. She [...]

Vivian Davis Figures to seek ‘common ground’ as Senate Minority Leader

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Newly-elected Senate Minority Leader Vivian Davis Figures said at a press conference Thursday morning she would try to lead her caucus to work with majority Republicans. “We do have many, many challenges, but I feel you can find common ground anywhere,” said Figures, as Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston and Lt. Gov. Kay [...]

Paul Ryan to raise funds in Alabama

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Later this month, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will likely make his one and only appearance in Alabama since joining the GOP ticket. Candidates rarely give Alabama attention, especially late in the race, because the state has not been competitive at the presidential level in 30 years with Republicans easily winning the state and [...]