Dakota Layton, Author at BamaPolitics.com

Top 5 Ranking: Alabama 5th Most Federally Dependent State

Dakota Layton | December 18, 2019

Source: WalletHub Despite its dominantly conservative constituency and political representation, according to a new study released this week by WalletHub, Alabama is one of the most federally dependent states in the United States. The study ranked the five most federally dependent states in the following...

Senator Richard Shelby Awarded the UAB President’s Medal

Dakota Layton | December 15, 2019

The UAB President’s Medal, first awarded in 1985, recognizes individuals who have attained scholarly distinction and/or have rendered distinguished service to the university. This year it was awarded to Alabama’s senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. He was selected for this tremendous honor by Dr. Ray...

2020 Alabama Senate Candidates React to Articles of Impeachment

Dakota Layton | December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The first article alleges that President Trump abused his power as the President of the United States  “Donald J. Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency, in that: Using the...

Prayer Vigil Held for Fallen Huntsville Police Officer

Dakota Layton | December 9, 2019

On Sunday, The Thin Light Support held a candlelight vigil for Officer Billy Clardy III, a Huntsville Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday. Huntsville Police Department Chief Mark McMurray, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, members of The Thin...

Rep. Terri Sewell’s Voting Rights Advancement Act Passes the House

Dakota Layton | December 7, 2019

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act introduced by Congresswoman Terri Sewell, who represents Alabama’s seventh congressional district. After four failed attempts under the formerly Republican-led house, Sewell’s bill was passed in the new Democratic-led house along a...

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