politics


NEWS 2/15/18 9:02am

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.


NEWS 1/24/18 11:26am

SGA Election Info

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


NEWS 1/23/18 12:33pm

Opelika Man Running For State House District 38

Opelika, Ala. (EETV) – Today, U.S. Army Veteran & Republican, Todd Rauch, announced his candidacy for Alabama House of Representatives - District 38th, which covers parts of Chambers & Lee Counties. Upon his announcement, Rauch said.


NEWS 1/16/18 11:24am

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.


NEWS 1/12/18 11:56pm

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.


NEWS 12/20/17 12:47pm

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.


NEWS 12/19/17 1:45pm

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.


NEWS 12/11/17 6:44pm

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.


NEWS 12/11/17 10:31am

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.


NEWS 12/5/17 9:27am

Group Supporting Doug Jones Using False Information In Campaign Ad

AUBURN, Ala (EETV)- A liberal super pac supporting Democratic United States Senate candidate Doug Jones is using false and misleading information in one of their ads. According to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office, reports indicate a targeted effort aimed at misinforming or confusing voters in Alabama. The controversial ad, released by a group called Highway 31, tries to say that a voter’s vote would become public record, but according to the Secretary of State’s office only whether a voter participated in an election becomes public record, not their individual ballot.


NEWS 11/29/17 6:57am

SGA Approves For the Funding of the BSU Step Show

On Monday Night the SGA finalized the bill to fund the Black Student Union for their National Pannehelinic Council Step Show happening in Spring 2018. The Black Student Union represents the interests and concerns of black students at Auburn University and they strive to intertwine all aspects of black student life for the purpose of improving the campus environment.  They are being funded $5,000 towards this event.


NEWS 11/28/17 8:49pm

Political Strategist and former White House Journalist Visit Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile and longtime ABC News White House Corespondent Ann Compton spoke at Auburn University’s Student Center Ballroom Tuesday evening. The event, which was part of the University’s Critical Conversations Speaker Series, was meant to be a dialog on recent political events, especially how they relate to the media. The conversation was moderated by Auburn University Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity Taffye Benson-Clayton and featured questions from members of the Auburn community who were encouraged to use the hashtag #AUConvos.