BEDFORD Was His Name O

  Yesterday evening after spending over 4 hours discussing SB380 as amended by Senator Rodger Bedford (D), the AL Senate passed a constitutional amendment legalizing BINGO. Senator Bedford’s bill, SB380 originally came up in the senate earlier in the session but failed to receive the 21 votes needed to bring it up for discussion. With [...]

Ivey makes it official…

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery, AL Republican Kay Ivey is now officially out of the race for the GOP nomination for governor.  At a 3:30 p.m. news conference today, Ivey confirmed that she’s switched to the Lt. Governor’s race.  She joins Baldwin County school teacher Gene Ponder, Gulf Shores businessman Dean [...]

New PPP Survey Suggests Promising Year for GOP

Public Policy Polling says if Republican Bradley Byrne met Democrat Artur Davis in a general election race right now, Byrne would lead 48%-32%. The North Carolina-based firm released the findings of its March 27th-29th poll of 1,270 Alabama voters this afternoon. View the complete poll here. In a Davis- Kay Ivey matchup, Ivey leads 44%-33%. [...]

Sources: Kay Ivey Expected to Enter Lt. Gov. Race

Plenty of phone calls started coming in by mid morning about this story. Several sources tell FOX6 News that Kay Ivey will suspend her campaign for governor and qualify for lieutenant governor. The two-term Republican is term limited as state treasurer. Ivey has scheduled a 3:30 news conference at party headquarters in the Birmingham-suburb of [...]

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-31

Gambling task force asks Supreme Court to block injunction: http://www.myfoxal.com/global/story.asp?s=12225142 # The AL House and Senate have come to order for the 23rd legislative day of the 2010 regular session. # The AL Senate is honoring Senator Bobby Denton for his induction into the AL Music Hall of Fame. # The AL Senate has recessed [...]

James picks up support of faith-based coalition

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery, AL Tim James picks up the support of a religious group in his quest for the Republican nomination for governor.  Here’s the James campaign release: ______________________ BIRMINGHAM – March 29, 2010 – Local pastors and members of various Alabama faith-based organizations gathered today to voice their [...]

Sparks accuses Davis of voting with contributors

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery, AL Democrat Ron Sparks campaign has accused Sparks’ lone Democratic opponent in the primary race of voting for legislation supported by his campaign contributors.  Here’s the Sparks campaign release: ____________________ According to www.maplight.org, a non-partisan watchdog group, within days of taking money from special interests, Artur [...]

The doctor in the governor’s race opposes ‘Obamacare’

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery, AL Dr. Robert Bentley, a Tuscaloosa dermatologist, asks for support of constitutional amendment against healthcare reform mandates for the state.  Here’s his release from March 30,  2010: ____________________ MONTGOMERY – Earlier today, Dr. Robert J. Bentley participated in a press conference before hundreds of supporters and [...]

Byrne and Davis Lead PPP Survey

A newly-released poll from Public Policy Polling finds Congressman Artur Davis leading Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks 38% to 28% in the Democratic primary for governor. A survey of the Republican field has former 2-year schools chief Bradley Byrne narrowly leading former judge Roy Moore 27% to 23%. Rep. Robert Bentley and Treasurer Kay Ivey show [...]

Majority Leader Expects Quick Passage of Alabama Budgets

House Majority Leader Ken Guin (D-Carbon Hill) expects smooth sailing for the Special Education Trust Fund. Debate begins on the House floor today. The nearly $5.5 billion dollar budget, buoyed by extra millions from a lawsuit and a bond, should cover all teacher slots the state provides. Earlier this session that was not expected to [...]