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Kiani Gardner

Kiani Gardner, who is running for Congress in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, issued a press release today attacking comments made by Alabama State Senator Del Marsh (R-Anniston) yesterday to Montgomery reporters. In his comments, Marsh stated that he hoped to see more COVID-19 cases so that herd immunity would happen. Press Release On the very day Mobile County recorded its highest single day of confirmed Coronavirus cases, nearly doubling the previous high, Del Marsh once again put Alabama in the national news for all the wrong reasons when he told local reporters in Montgomery that he hoped more Alabamians would become infected by Coronavirus. In response, Dr. Kiani Gardner had the following to say: “As an Alabamian, as a mother of two young children, as…

In an interview with a reporter for CBS42, Alabama State Senator President pro tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) commented on the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state saying, “I’m not as concerned as much as the number of cases, in fact quite honestly, I want to see more people because we start reaching an immunity as more people have it and get through it.” The video interview was posted on Twitter by Reshad Hudson from CBS42 and can be viewed below. Marsh goes on to say that he doesn’t want any deaths, as few as possible, while saying that we should do all we can to protect those that are susceptible to the disease, such as those with preexisting conditions or those that live in…

Pickens County Medical Center

Our weaknesses are laid bare, Alabama. At times, there are passionate debates about what issues need to be addressed first in our state. We spend a great deal of time chasing our tails over issues like prison overcrowding, gas taxes, and toll roads…but now reality is hitting us squarely in the nose. We should, after only two months of dealing with COVID-19 disruption, have a solid handle on the issues that must be addressed if Alabama is to move forward as a state. Fortunately it is not a huge list, and with due respect to Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston), a nicer office for himself and his buddies does not make the cut. We must now face, in all honesty with ourselves, that we…

Not too long ago, I wrote a piece about how whether we like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic is political. I didn’t realize how deeply true and prophetic that statement was at the time, nor how it would intensify due primarily to Trump’s deranged and dangerous rhetoric. It reminded me of how Trump once said he could shoot someone in Time Square and his followers would still vote for him. Inexplicably, he’s mismanaged this crisis from the beginning, and he’s obliterated the healthy economy he inherited from Obama. Yet, his base solidly continues to support him with cultish allegiance. Due to his poor judgment and his staggering incompetence, over 84,000 Americans are dead, more than 25% of America is unemployed, tens of millions have…

As part of the federal government’s COVID-19 CARES Act, Alabama received $1.8 Billion dollars in aid to help the state weather the pandemic and provide necessary funding during hard economic times. Today, Kay Ivey issued a statement saying that she will allow Alabama Legislators to determine how every cent of the CARES Act funding will be spent while also calling out the Alabama Republican legislative leaders for some questionable spending requests, including $200,000,000 for a new State House building A complete list of the requests from the Republican legislators can be found at the end of this article. The requested items total $1,550,000,000. Kay Ivey’s Statement “I just got off the phone with House General Fund Chairman Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, and expressed to him my…

Chris England

Alabama Democratic Party chair Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) took to Twitter to rip the Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) and Senator Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) for plans to reconvene on May 4th in a limited scoped legislative session. Calling the move “unnecessary and irresponsible” England wrote that legislatures would “pass budgets in a locked building with little transparency and public involvement, and pass them without waiting to get a better idea of our revenue.” The press release sent out announcing the new plan for the legislative session quoted Marsh as saying, “It is imperative that we continue to meet and finish out the session as we move to reopen Alabama. The people elected us to lead and send us to Montgomery to pass…

Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the formation of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force of cabinet and state agency officials, as well as disease specialists in an abundance of caution. The task force held its initial discussion Friday morning. “While there are no known cases in Alabama, I have gathered the experts in an effort to be as prepared as possible should the Coronavirus affect Alabama,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The safety of Alabamians is paramount, and we will do everything we can to limit exposure to this illness. I appreciate the willingness of these individuals, from both the public and private sector, to serve as we do everything we can to mitigate risk for the people of Alabama and to keep the citizens of…

Education background

March 3 will be a big day for American politics, but for Alabama voters, they will be choosing much more than their favorite Presidential and Senate candidates. They will cast their votes to approve or reject an amendment that would change the name of the current “State Board of Education,” to the “Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education,” and would allow the governor to appoint members to the commission in contrast to the current process where voters get to elect its members. Opponents of the amendment say it strips Alabama voters of their voice in electing members to the Board and places power in the hands of bureaucracy. The Alabama Farmer’s Federation has come out in support of the amendment. To them, “Amendment 1…

Marijuana cannabis leaves and stethoscope.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 in favor of a bill filed by Tim Melson (R-Florence) called the Compassion Act which would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Alabama. One person abstained from voting. The bill moves on to the full Senate for a debate and vote. The Alabama Senate passed a similar bill last year, only to see it die in the House. Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, (R-Anniston) says he believes there is strong support for the bill in the Senate. However, House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, (R-Monrovia) has said that opposition to the bill still remains in the House. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of BamaPolitics.com.

Kay Ivey: State Of The State Address

Written by Kay Ivey on February 4, 2020
Kay Ivey State of the State Address

Below is the full prepared transcript of the State of the State Address Kay Ivey delivered. It is not verbatim to how the speech was delivered. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, Pro Tempore Marsh, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice Parker, justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, distinguished guests – and my fellow Alabamians: Thank you for allowing me to address you — and the 4.8 million other citizens for whom we all work —with an update on this place we know and love, our Sweet Home, Alabama! As you can see, I’m working with one arm – not tied behind my back – just tied up! But, as I always say, there’s no step too high for a high…

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