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Brian Lyman


Montgomery, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

Amid Senate campaign, Roy Moore installs Ten Commandments monument in office

The former Alabama chief justice delivered a speech on putting faith in the public sphere amid protests over allegations of misconduct that arose in 2017. → Read More

Bill to abolish state auditor's office gets postponed in committee

The measure would move the auditor's responsibilities to the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. → Read More

Alabama Senate committee postpones consideration of monument law changes

Senators raised concerns about language in the bill and a $10,000 a day fine for violations. → Read More

Former U.S. Attorney criticizes Jeff Coleman over 2015 fraud case

Appearing with candidate Troy King at a press conference, Bill Nettles said Coleman's company "got caught stealing." → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey proposes $1 billion bond for school improvements

Both public schools and higher education would get funding, though nearly three-fourths would go to K-12 schools. → Read More

Senate committee OKs bill requiring schools to play Star-Spangled Banner weekly

The bill does not contain sanctions. → Read More

Tommy Tuberville talks Trump, immigration and debt in Montgomery stop

The former Auburn head football coach campaigned in the city ahead of a statewide bus tour. → Read More

Margaret Huang to lead SPLC as new president and CEO

Huang, currently the executive director of Amnesty International USA, will take the helm of the civil rights group on April 20. → Read More

Mediation expected in Alabama Democratic Party dispute

The two sides will meet in Montgomery on Feb. 6. → Read More

Alabama lottery bill would split proceeds between pre-K, college scholarships

Gaming is expected to be a major issue when the Legislature returns on Feb. 4. → Read More

Alabama prison crisis hovers over Corrections, Pardons and Paroles budget requests

Legislators questioned Pardons and Paroles over a drop in paroles over the last few months, and → Read More

Republican congressional candidate Jessica Taylor stresses free market faith in primary

Like other candidates seeking the seat, Taylor is focusing her campaign around national issues. → Read More

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren hires Alabama campaign director

Taylor Packer worked on Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones' successful campaigns in 2017. → Read More

Herman Harris, former city council and board of education member, dies at 92

The teacher and principal was among the first four African-Americans elected to the Montgomery City Council in 1975. → Read More

Tommie 'Tonea' Stewart named to Alabama State Board of Education

The retired Alabama State University dean and professor takes the seat once held by Ella Bell, who died in November. → Read More

Top 10 Alabama political stories of 2019: Questions of control

It was a year when it often seemed uncertain who was running things -- or if anyone was. → Read More

Alabama Public Service Commission sued over video recording ban at recent meeting

The lawsuit, filed by a candidate for PSC President, alleges the ban violated the state's Open Meetings Act. → Read More

Former Sen. Zeb Little pleads guilty to theft charges

Ex-Senate Majority Leader was charged with taking money from clients → Read More

Assistant AG Leigh Gwathney to chair Board of Pardons and Paroles

Gov. Kay Ivey earlier this week appointed Leigh Gwathney, an assistant attorney general, the chair of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall said Gwathney, who currently works in the criminal trials division of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, would work closely with new director Charles Graddick, who has postponed 627 parole hearings over notification… → Read More

Ivey's office: Initial cancer treatment 'went well'

Governor announced lung cancer diagnosis on Thursday → Read More