In the upcoming legislative session that starts next week, look for state Sen. Rodger Smitherman (D – Birmingham) to be elected Senate President pro tem to replace Hinton Mitchem who will step down from the position.
Rodger Smitherman cut a deal two years ago to be Senate President pro tem for the final [...]
Former Governor Guy Hunt dies from lung cancer this afternoon.
Guy Hunt, who in 1987 became Alabama’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction but six years later was the state’s first governor removed from office for a criminal conviction, died Friday in Birmingham. He was 75.
Family spokesman Mark McDaniel said Hunt [...]
RollCall this morning mentioned a long list of candidates lining up to run for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District if/when current seat-holder Artur Davis makes the announcement that he is running for Governor in 2010. (Look for an announcement from Davis in the first half of February.)
According to RollCall, candidates may include state Rep. [...]
Walt mentioned Alabamian Lilly Ledbetter already today, that she is in Washington where Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act… I was interested to hear this morning that her ad during the presidential campaign that criticized John McCain for his opposition to the bill had a “stratopheric effect” on viewers. NPR [...]
Billy Powell, keyboard player for southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, died last night. Powell was one of the survivors that of the plane crash that killed three members of the band in 1977, and he continued to play with the re-formed band.
Most Alabamians have a soft spot for the “Sweet Home Alabama,” [...]
For those who haven’t been following the news, Lilly Ledbetter, of Jacksonville was present when President Obama signed a bill revamping equal pay for women provisions.
Reaction locally from the Clarion Caller blog (and no doubt others, please don’t hesitate to leave a link in comments) and from Gail [...]
A forum of Republican candidates for state Senate District 7 may be watched live on the internet this morning at 10 a.m. You may watch it here at the Political Parlor, at Flashpoint, and on the websites of some of the candidates.
The state Senate District 7 seat became open when Democrat [...]
From the release sent this way:
In an effort to bring the Conservative Republican issues to the most people, there will be a live Alabama Senate District 7 Republican Primary Open Forum Thursday at 10 a.m. The event will stream live on the internet and can be viewed at each candidate’s website who will [...]
Paul Hubbert of the AEA has released some of the details of his proposal for state taxation (and regulation) of bingo, thought it appears far from a done deal with the bingo operators.
Governor Riley is opposed, a slim democratic majority in the State Senate and the state’s financial problems, could make [...]