Around the South for Apr. 24: AL, AR & FL

Alabama: Brooks urges Jones to support Pompeo. US Rep. Mo Brooks (R), a one-time candidate for the US Senate seat now held by Doug Jones (D), sent a letter to Jones urging him to vote to confirm Mike Pompeo for secretary of state. “Senator Jones has the opportunity to keep his campaign promise to be bipartisan and put the interest of America above the partisan obstructionism that has plagued the Senate for years,” wrote Brooks ……. Arkansas: Ten Commandments returns to state capitol. Last June a mentally disturbed individual drove a truck into a monument to the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. This week, reports ArkansasOnline, a new monument, paid for by private funds, will be installed, announced state Sen. Jason Rapert (R) ……. Florida: Beerijuana stalled by Feds. After several craft brewers expressed interest in brewing a beer containing an extract from marijuana plants, they received cease-and-desist letters from the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade offices, reports Sunshine State News. The proposed product would have tasted like pot but would have added no inebriating properties to the beer …….