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7 Things: Nick Saban is retiring; another fight is brewing over unionization in Alabama; and more …

7. Presidential candidate and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dropped out of the race for president of the United States on the same day former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took part in a CNN debate. His 12% in a recent New Hampshire poll could potentially swing that state from former President Donald Trump to Haley if all his supporters go to her (they won’t).

6. Jefferson County is going to save its taxpayers over a billion dollars ($1.17 billion) after refinancing its municipal debt. This is 10 years after Jefferson County filed for bankruptcy after rebuilding its sewer system, a financial crisis, and a bunch of corruption.

5. After refusing to show up for closed-door congressional testimony, the House Oversight Committee found Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress and the matter now moves to the floor as Democrats tried to make the hearing about Donald Trump. The crackhead son of President Joe Biden surprised many when he appeared at the hearing, was attacked by GOP representatives, and then stormed out before the testimony of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

4. A federal judge has ruled that killing a guy via slow and painless suffocation is fine, if the state does it; Alabama is ready to be the first state to do it. Kenneth Smith, who could be the first in the nation to die from this, was convicted in 1989 after being hired by a pastor to kill his 45-year-old wife.

3. Gambling legislation is back in the pipeline for the Alabama Legislature, according to Alabama State Rep. Andy Whitt (R-Harvest). Whitt referenced a comprehensive bill that includes a lottery, casinos, regulation, sports betting, and he believes this will help crack down on illegal gambling which he called the “wild west.” 

2. The United Auto Workers have gathered the endorsement of 30% of the employees at the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa. The UAW is looking to expand their recent wins into the South. So Alabama is preparing another fight over unionization and Gov. Kay Ivey is getting in on the fight very early.

1. Nick Saban is retiring, his impact on college football and the state of Alabama is immeasurable, and Democrats know that. Saban is undoubtedly the best football coach of all time, with the best teams of all time, and every school not named Alabama benefits from this decision.

 

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Dale Jackson is a thought leader for Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN, on Talk 99.5 from 10-11 a.m., and on Talk Radio 103.9 FM/730AM WUMP from noon to 1 pm.

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