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Unfinished Business in the Alabama House

By Clete Wetli on June 3, 2021 | Opinion

Somehow, Republicans even managed to make a mockery of the old saying, “The House always wins”, by completely screwing up lottery and gaming legislation.

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Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Create 28,500 New Jobs in Alabama in its First Four Years

By Cover Alabama Coalition on June 2, 2021

As an engine for job creation, Medicaid expansion in its first four years would create nearly 80% as many jobs as exist in Alabama’s automobile and auto parts manufacturing industries, an Alabama Arise analysis of…

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A New Strategy Could Send an Alabamian Democrat to the Senate

By Jonah Rank on May 12, 2021 | Opinion

True or False: In a red state, a Democrat can win only if he is White, heterosexual, Christian, and moderate.

False.

Perry Bacon Jr. predicted Ossoff and Warnock winning Georgia’s special…

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Lack of health insurance heightened COVID-19’s impact on Alabama communities

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 29, 2021

Lack of health insurance coverage was a key factor in the spread and toll of COVID-19 in Alabama, according to a Families USA report, The Catastrophic Cost of Uninsurance, updated last…

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Alabama Medical Professionals Call on Governor Kay Ivey to Expand Medicaid

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 8, 2021

More than 300 Alabama medical professionals released a joint letter Wednesday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists,…

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Here We Go Again, Alabama: Bad Solutions for Imaginary Problems

By Clete Wetli on March 22, 2021 | Opinion

Vowing to repair that which is not broken has become the new tactic for conservatives to advance their agenda of voter suppression…

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Decatur Councilman Hunter Pepper Joked About Running Over Black Protesters

By Brent Wilson on March 5, 2021

Decatur, AL City Councilman Hunter Pepper joked on Facebook in 2018 about running over black protesters in Hoover, AL, at a time protests were happening over…

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Alabama, Where Good Bills Go to Get Lynched

By Clete Wetli on March 5, 2021 | Opinion

Let’s be perfectly crystal clear here: The only monuments in question are CONFEDERATE monuments.

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Live Tuscaloosa, AL Municipal Election Results

By Brent Wilson on March 2, 2021

Tuscaloosa, AL polls close at 7 PM and results are expected soon after the polls close. We are tracking each contested election which you can follow by viewing the links below. Each…

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ALGOP Seems to have Misplaced Its Priorities

By Clete Wetli on March 2, 2021 | Opinion

No matter, it sure sounded good to his base and he was able to squeeze in a few references about how Trump magically made America great again.

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