Brent Wilson, Author at Bama Politics

Alabamians will not be deciding whether or not they want a lottery during the 2020 Presidential primary next year. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) says he can not get the 63 votes he needs to pass SB 220 and declared the bill dead…

Governor Kay Ivey was in Huntsville today to announce auto supplier Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama (YKTA) plans to invest $220 million to open a manufacturing facility that will create 650 jobs. “YKT Alabama is a significant addition to the growing automotive cluster centered around the…

Update 5/22/2019 1:32 P.M – State Rep. Steve Clouse has stated that the lottery is dead and will not come up this session. The Alabama Lottery bill failed a procedural vote by one vote yesterday. The vote was 53-36 with one abstention.  The bill, SB220,…

Tourism is booming in Alabama according to Governor Kay Ivey. In a press release yesterday, Ivey announced record growth and that one million more people visited Alabama in 2018 than ever before. Those tourists spent $15.5 billion, which was $1.2 billion higher than the previous…

It has been a busy day for the Matt & Aunie show. Dustin Chandler was on earlier talking about how the medical marijuana bill he supports may be a victim to stall tactics and how another law named after his daughter may disappear. On after…

Dustin Chandler appeared on the Matt & Aunie Show today to discuss the Medical Marijuana bill which he fears may be in danger of not getting a vote in the House. If you don’t know who Dustin Chandler is, he is the father of Carly,…

No one in either the Alabama House or Senate can seem to agree on how to spend revenue from a potential Alabama lottery. Last month, the Alabama Senate approved a lottery bill that would split earnings 50/50 between the Alabama Trust Fund and the General…

Bad news for medical marijuana in Alabama. An update today from the Facebook page of Carly’s Law shows that the CARE Act is being held up in Committee, possibly an attempt by State Rep. Paul Lee (R-Dothan) to prevent the bill from having enough time…

Alabama State Capitol

USNews has released their best states rankings for 2019 and Alabama has managed to stay away from being ranked last yet again. This time we can’t thank Mississippi. They actually moved up a spot this year to 48th. The winner for the worst state in…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Abortion Ban

Just a day after the Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill that would ban abortions in all cases except when a mother’s life is at risk, Governor Kay Ivey has signed HB 314 into law. The ACLU wasted no time responding to the signature. The…