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    Sen. Gudger talks about lottery vote, new bills

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Mar. 9, the Alabama State Senate considered a bill that would have opened the door for a citizens’ vote on a state lottery, as well as other forms of gambling. Though the measure got a majority vote of 19, it...

    Sen. Richard Shelby will not seek 7th term

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama on Monday announced that he will not seek a seventh term in office. Shelby, 86, has served in the U.S. Congress for 42 years, first elected to the the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979,...

    Alabama Senate passes legislation to protect against COVID-19 lawsuits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  On Thursday, the first bill passed by the Alabama Senate was SB 30 by Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, legislation to shield organizations and groups from lawsuits related to the pandemic.  Entities covered under this legislation include businesses, nonprofits, LLCs, health care...

    Trump pardons former Rep. Ed Henry

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Outgoing President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 people and commuted the sentences of another 70 before leaving office Jan. 20, 2021. Among those pardoned are former Republican Alabama Rep. William “Ed” Henry, who pleaded guilty to one count of...

    Cullman GOP issues statement on events of Jan. 6

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Republican Party on Thursday issued a statement on the chaos that erupted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Jan. 6 as the U.S. Congress was in the process of certifying President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump....

    Merrill, 16 other secretaries of state support ‘robust funding of Election Assistance Commission’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bipartisan group of 17 secretaries of state, led by Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill, on Thursday sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi...

    Jeff Clemons, in his own words

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Commission Chairman-elect Jeff “Clem” Clemons will take his oath of office today, Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Training Center. He sat down with The Cullman Tribune Monday to discuss changes, road plans,...

    Ballots cast, U.S. waits for results

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The ballots have been cast, and most of the races decided, but as of press time Tuesday night, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots in several states were still being counted in the U.S. presidential election. Republican President Donald Trump won...

    Shedd recognized by U.S. Dept. of Defense for work supporting military families

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview last week received recognition from the United States Department of Defense for his work in the last legislative session supporting military families. Shedd sponsored House Bill 100 and carried State Bill 143, which made it through the full...

    Election Day: What Cullman County voters need to know

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Voters across the nation will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in the 2020 General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in Alabama. Find your polling location at www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes. All Alabama voters are required to...