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Brian Lyman


Montgomery, AL, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Gov. Kay Ivey 'doing great' amid rumors about health, spokeswoman says reported Thursday that the governor's office had refused to answer questions about her health or whereabouts over the last week. → Read More

Katie Britt won't debate Mo Brooks ahead of June 21 Alabama GOP Senate runoff

Katie Britt accused Brooks of wanting to turn the debate into a "circus." Brooks' campaign accused Britt of hypocrisy. → Read More

Alabama State Rep. Steve McMillan of Bay Minette dies at 80

The Bay Minette Republican had served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 1980. → Read More

Alabama State Health Officer Scott Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Harris said in a statement he is experiencing mild symptoms and stressed the importance of both vaccinations and boosters. → Read More

Lawmakers approve bill to nullify presidential gun orders; Democrats say it's unenforceable

The bill is likely to run afoul of the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution. → Read More

Alabama Legislature sends $8.2 billion education budget to Gov. Kay Ivey

The $8.2 billion education budget is the largest in nominal terms in state history. The budget will give all teachers a raise of at least 4% next year. → Read More

Alabama governor candidate Tim James calls for repeal of gas tax increase, state grocery sales tax

The plan counts on continued economic growth to make up the losses in revenue. → Read More

Alabama House to consider $8.1 billion education budget for next year

The budget will include teacher pay raises, funding for reading and math coaches, and increases in money for classroom supplies. → Read More

Alabama executes Willie B. Smith, convicted of 1991 murder of Sharma Ruth Johnson

The execution took place after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal over whether Smith had a proper way to choose an alternate death method. → Read More

Staff attorney for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey fired after arrest on child solicitation charge

An attorney, Chase Tristian Espy, working in Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office was arrested on a charge of child solicitation Wednesday night. → Read More

Alabama medical cannabis law might need revisions to make product available in 2022

The law as drafted does not allow cultivator licenses to be issued until September 2022. → Read More

Direct wine shipment is now law in Alabama. When will wine begin shipping?

License applications could take weeks to process, and selections may be limited. → Read More

John Patterson, Alabama governor during Freedom Rides, dies at 99

Launched into politics by his father's murder, John Patterson became a national face of white Alabama defiance against the civil rights movement. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey signs Alabama medical marijuana law

The law will make medical cannabis available for 15 different conditions. → Read More

Lawsuit seeks to stop construction of 3 new men's prisons in Alabama

The plans have drawn strong opposition in communities getting the prisons and a good deal of unease from the Alabama Legislature. → Read More

Alabama House committee amends medical marijuana bill prior to vote

The House Health Committee cut down the number of covered conditions and required a single flavor for edibles, but did not attack the core of the bill. → Read More

Alabama House approves alcohol delivery, wine shipment bills

The measure would allow private businesses to deliver limited quantities of beer, wine, and liquor to individuals. → Read More

The Alabama Legislature wants a 'simple' lottery bill. It's pretty complicated.

The Senate will take up lottery proposals after a comprehensive gambling bill failed. But the politics remain difficult. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey asserted emergency powers. Now, Alabama legislators may try to limit them

Several bills pending in the legislature would hem in some of the governor's emergency powers. Ivey has been skeptical. → Read More

Alabama Senate approves bill banning transgender youth treatments amid protests at state Capitol

The measure brought protests from transgender youth and supporters, who said the treatments were critical to their well-being. → Read More