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Bentley notes: Marsh threat, Strange promises over Senate seat

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter In interviews for Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat, Luther Strange promised to “do more” to help former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. And state Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, “seemed angry” and allegedly threatened to “f—k with” Bentley for the next two years if he wasn’t appointed, according to handwritten notes Read More

Does a pariah deserve even a Pyrrhic victory?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter A recent issue of “The Business Advocate,” a publication which is a part of the Business Council of Alabama, features a full-page photo of Chairman Billy Canary with a headline proclaiming, “Business Council Governmental Affairs Conference Best Ever.” The commanding picture with its fraudulent headline is an example of Read More

Study: Number of unregulated child care centers to increase if law doesn’t change

By Samuel Mattison Alabama Political Reporter A new study by the child-advocate group VOICES for Alabama Children puts the number of unregulated child care centers increasing in Alabama if laws remain the same. The organization released their 2017 data book, “Alabama Kids Count,” which tracks changes in child welfare through the years. The data book Read More

Sen. Dial leads effort to raise funds with Senators to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter Alabama state Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, is heading up an effort to raise about $3,500 with other senators to send aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. “I know many of us have already contributed money to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and now Irma, but I believe a Read More

Former state Senate Majority Leader Tom Butler to run for state Senate

By Brandon Moseley  Alabama Political Reporter Former state Sen. Tom Butler announced that he will run for Alabama state Senate District 2 in the June Republican Primary.  The seat is currently held by state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, who is leaving his seat to run for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional seat. Butler served in the Senate Read More

US Rep. Byrne on budget passage: “The House has now done our job”

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Thursday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, said that, “The House has now done our job,” after voting in the favor of HR3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill, along with the 11 other Senate funding bills, provides funding for the federal government for Fiscal Year Read More

Alabama Forestry Association endorses Strange
Rep. Connie Rowe will chair House Republican Platform Committee
Gov. Kay Ivey appeals to religious conservatives in new ad
Moore endorsed by primary opponents
AlabamaWorks! Is on track for employers, employees
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Does a pariah deserve even a Pyrrhic victory?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter A recent issue of “The Business Advocate,” a publication which is a part of the Business Council of Alabama, features a full-page photo of Chairman Billy Canary with a headline proclaiming, “Business Council Governmental Affairs Conference Best Ever.” The commanding picture with its fraudulent headline is an example of Read More

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    Joey
    Kennedy

    I’m not voting Tuesday, but Republicans should

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter I won’t be voting on Tuesday in the Special GOP Runoff between Roy Moore and Luther Strange. I voted in the Special Democratic Primary, so I’m going to respect the law and not try to cross over. Though in an election paid for by Alabama taxpayers, that crossover law Read More

  • I’m not voting Tuesday, but Republicans should
  • US Sen Jones: It could happen
  • A hurricane season gone bad
  • Bemoaning our post-truth society
  • Change may be coming to Birmingham
  • by
    Steve
    Flowers

    Clash between two Titans

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers The very interesting and entertaining Republican primary for our open U.S. Senate seat culminates this Tuesday with the clash between two Titans. Judge Roy Moore and Big Luther Strange will be in a Titanic battle to fill the seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions became U.S. Attorney General. We Read More

  • Clash between two Titans
  • Time for BCA’s Canary to go
  • Election season: It’s going to be a doozy
  • Too close to call
  • We’ve got a runoff
  • by
    Josh
    Moon

    Alabama’s fear problem

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The first step in correcting a problem is recognizing that you have one. And it’s time we did that, Alabama. Because we have a big one. We’re the most intolerant people in the country. And I mean that as the collective “we,” because I’d love to not be included Read More

  • Alabama’s fear problem
  • Analysis: Montgomery intervention failing despite local support
  • We should hold law enforcement officers to a higher standard
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  • When voting in Senate special election, think of yourself
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