The crossover voting ban does NOT apply in this election. The law that went into effect this year bars people who voted in one party’s primary from flipping in the runoff and voting in the other party’s primary. But Tuesday’s election is a general election, and the law does not apply. If you voted Democratic in the primary, for instance, you are not required to vote for the Democratic candidate, and the same on for the Republican side.
Subscribe to the BirminghamWatch Newsletter
Jefferson County Commission
Who’s not discussing the Alabama IVF ruling? State judicial candidates. (Alabama Reflector)
Ivey Urges Employers to Resist ‘Threat From Detroit’ as Union Support Grows at Mercedes Plant (Alabama Daily News)
Alabama Senate Committee Approves Birmingham-Southern College Loan Bill (Alabama Reflector)
$476 Million in Economic Development Investment; 816 Jobs for Jefferson County During 2023 (Birmingham Times)
Local Lawyers Starting Class Action Suit in an Effort to Stop Predatory Towing (WBRC)
Despite speaking on Super Bowl Sunday, Dan Pile chose not to say the Northeast YMCA will be a “Super Y” after a major redevelopment on that Roebuck campus.
His hope, Pile said, is that the redevelopment will be the new norm, the standard for all YMCAs.
“Actually, what I believe will happen is this will become a prototype of future YMCAs,” said Pile, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham. “We’re not the only provider but we’ve convened in bringing in other providers. I really believe this represents the future of the YMCA, especially here in Birmingham.” Read more.
Birmingham City Council
The Alabama Legislature will kick off the 2024 session on Tuesday with work on the state’s two budgets and a host of other issues awaiting them.
Lawmakers this year are expected to take up legislation that would create a voucher-like program for schools in the state and possible legislation creating mandatory kindergarten or something very close to it. Legislators may also consider bills on gambling; ethics and trafficking and kidnapping. Read more.
Many Alabama officials have for generations pushed the false narrative that residents of the state were nearly unanimous in their support for secession prior to the Civil War. Howell Raines, former executive editor of the New York Times and an Alabama native, says otherwise. Read more.