MONTGOMERY — Stepping up to address a Republican club meeting at the Farmer’s Market Cafe, a meat-and-three restaurant not far from the Alabama Capitol, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne gave a version of the oft-repeated phrase of his U.S. Senate campaign.

MONTGOMERY — Renewed efforts to eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries have been gaining support in the Alabama Legislature, but some lawmakers are still concerned about how to replace the loss of revenue — nearly $500 million a year — in the Education Trust Fund.

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