Plain Talk: Mayor Walt Maddox

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- This week on Plain Talk, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox discusses his bid for the Democratic nomination for Alabama's governor. Maddox, who has served as Mayor of Tuscaloosa for over ten years, 

New SGA Executive Officers Announced

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- The names of the next appointed Auburn University Student Government Association executive officers have been released. According to SGA Vice President-elect Schyler Burney; Mackenzie Yelton, Patrick Starr, Austin Chandler, Jordan Kramer and Bailey Hand have been identified as the next appointed executive team. Yelton, who currently serves as SGA’s Executive Secretary, has been identified as the next Chief of Staff.

Alabama Exports Hit New Highs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) - Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama exports reached a record $21.7 billion in 2017, powered by rising overseas shipments of products such as automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper and minerals. New government trade figures show that exports of Alabama-made goods and services increased more than 6 percent from 2016’s total of $20.5 billion, the state’s previous annual record.

SGA Election Info

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Campaigning for Auburn University's Student Government Association positions will begin Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

Alabama State Rep. George Bandy Dies

OPELIKA, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama State Rep. George Bandy, D-Opelika, passed away Tuesday at the age of 72. Bandy was first elected to the Alabama Legislature in 1994 and represented portions of Lee and Russell Counties.

Alabama Joins Effort To End Human Trafficking

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined Georgia-based nonprofit organization, Street Grace, and 10 other attorneys general in participating in an effort to raise public awareness of sex trafficking in Alabama.

Major Tax Cut Passed, Local Politicians React

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- After weeks of modifications and work, Congressional Republicans passed the highly anticipated tax reform measure today. The bill, the first major tax reform in 30 years, works to lower the corporate tax rate and helps to enhance deductions for millions of middle class Americans, especially those with children.

Alabama Juvenile Task Force Seeks Legislative Changes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) – The Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force on Monday delivered a set of policy recommendations to Governor Kay Ivey and other state leaders aimed at protecting public safety, holding youthful offenders accountable, controlling costs, and improving outcomes for youth, families, and communities. The recommendations are expected to form the foundation for statutory and budgetary changes that will be considered in the 2018 legislative session. “At its first meeting, I asked the Task Force to examine our state’s data, gather input from Alabamians, and work together to develop a set of recommendations to make our communities safer and put youth back on the right track,” Governor Ivey said.

Major U.S. Senate Race Today

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- This week in politics, all eyes are on Alabama as voters head to the polls to decide who they want to represent them in the United States Senate.

State Awards Grants To Help Low Income Families

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) – With the first real surge of winter weather in Alabama last week, Governor Kay Ivey is awarding $37.3 million in grants to ensure that many of Alabama’s neediest families are prepared for the cold weather. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program grants, issued to 21 community service agencies throughout the state, provide funds to help eligible low-income families with home-energy-related expenses.