VIDEO: Senate votes to consolidate state law enforcement

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In this video, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh discusses a bill he introduced, that the Senate passed 31-0 on Tuesday, that he believes will create efficiencies among law enforcement entities in the state and save taxpayers money. Marsh, R-Anniston, said the proposal would create efficiencies by taking law enforcement functions from some other state [...]

Rep. Jeremy Oden appointed to Public Service Commission

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Gov. Robert Bentley Friday appointed Rep. Jeremy Oden, R-Eva, to the Alabama Public Service Commission, taking the seat vacated by Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who was elected to the presidency of the PSC on Nov. 6 In a statement, Bentley said Oden would “represent the needs of consumers in a fair and responsible manner.” Oden has [...]

In Chief Justice and PSC races, similar paths to victory

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Alabama Democrats nursing their wounds today might take comfort from the fact their candidates for statewide office ran well ahead of President Barack Obama, who garnered just 38 percent of Alabama’s vote on Election Day. But running ahead didn’t mean finishing first. Voters elected former Chief Justice Roy Moore to his second term in that [...]

Lucy Baxley, Twinkle Cavanaugh share cordial words after PSC meeting

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The Public Service Commission meeting Tuesday morning happened to coincide with Election Day, but the two women running for the highest office left campaigning aside. PSC President Lucy Baxley and PSC Commissioner Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh — both running for the PSC Presidency — engaged brief, cordial words after the commission meeting, with Republican Cavanaugh telling [...]

Republican candidates leading in statewide poll

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Mitt Romney, Roy Moore and Twinkle Cavanaugh have leads over their Democratic opponents, according to a poll released today by Alabama State University, but those who conducted the poll believe Moore’s bid to return as chief justice could be competitive in Tuesday’s election. “That’s the only race that could surprise everybody,” said Myles Mayberry of [...]