Young Democrats Debate Watch

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Young Democrats across Alabama hosted public watch parties for the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night.

The Alabama Young Democrats, a statewide organization, along with members of their Birmingham, East Alabama and North-Central Alabama chapters, hosted a joint watch party with the Hillary Clinton campaign at the Historic Carver Theatre

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We Can’t Expect Change Without Voting For It, Too

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, Joe Lovvorn narrowly prevailed in a field of four candidates for the GOP nomination to fill former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. Hubbard vacated his seat under State law when he was convicted of more felonies than you can count on both hands.

Campaign finance records show that Lovvorn was backed by many of the same high-dollar Montgomery

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Why Alabama Missed The Boat On Medicaid… And Which Southern State Got It Right

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

In 2011, then-Governor Steve Beshear implemented Managed Care Organizations in Kentucky, taking a trial-model that had been in place since 1997 and expanding it into a full program. Moving half a million Medicaid recipients into Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) was estimated to save the commonwealth $1.3 billion over three years, $375 million of which would be saved in the general fund budget.

At

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Governor’s Emotional Appeals Aren’t Fooling Anyone

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

I usually follow the #ALpolitics hashtag on Twitter, and it’s usually good for up-to-date news and up-to-date laughs. Lately, those laughs have come from the Governor’s account–he’s taken to the Twittersphere multiple times in the last week to emphasize the growing need to fully fund Medicaid, highlighting faces of people–particularly children–whose coverage

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Hubbard’s “Friends” Defense is Wishful Thinking

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By Beth Clayton

Last week, I sat in on part of the Mike Hubbard criminal trial and listened to witnesses gush about what a great friend they consider Hubbard, how they love him “like a brother,” and how would do anything for him. This theme is, no doubt, part of the defense’s strategy to utilize the “friends” loophole in the state ethics laws that have brought Hubbard before a jury of his peers on 23 felony

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Former Associated Press and Birmingham Post Herald Political Reporter Bob Johnson Has Died

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, May 14, renown political reporter, Bob Johnson, passed away at his son’s home in Gardendale, due to a massive stroke. He was 66. In his highly acclaimed career, Johnson was a witness to five decades of Alabama Politics with the Birmingham Post Herald, Montgomery Advertiser, and his last fourteen with the Associated Press (AP). Johnson retired in 2014 due to health

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Young Democrats Clash Over Endorsements

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By Brandon Moseley and Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 13, the Jefferson County Young Democrats announced their endorsements in the 2016 Democratic Primary races on March 1. The Alabama Young Democrats (AYD), however, were quick to offer their view: that Alabama Young Democrats are prohibited from making endorsements under their Constitution.

The Jefferson County Young Democrats are listed on the AYD website

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Jefferson County Young Democrats Endorse Hillary Clinton

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the Jefferson County Young Democrats (JCYD) Political Action Committee released its endorsements for the March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary Election.

Jefferson County Young Democrats President Le’Darius Hilliard said in a statement, “The Jefferson County Young Democrats are proud to endorse a slate of qualified candidates for elected office. After a through

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Democrats Voices for Change Leadership Summit Will be at Alabama State University April 6

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama College Democrats will host their third annual convention and leadership summit at Alabama State University on April 6, 2013.

The event is geared specifically to students in high school and college. The theme of this year’s event will be “Voices for Change,” celebrating the past 50 years of progress and emphasizing how young Americans can be a part of the next 50 years

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