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The Year in Alabama Politics
Carol M. Highsmith,Library of Congress
Alabama’s political world is finishing 2016 in quite a different place from where we started the year. Scandals rocked all three branches of government. We also went through a presidential election in which voters picked Donald Trump for the White House, a decision that sent ripples through state politics. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses all this political change.
Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.
Is Robinson Indictment the Beginning of “Alabama’s Watergate?”
Alabama is currently waiting to see what happens next in the situation involving former state Rep. Oliver Robinson. He pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of conspiracy, bribery, tax evasion and wire fraud. AL.com’s John Archibald thinks there may be more indictments to come.