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Bentley, Newton Expensive Day in Court

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Alabama taxpayers forked over $325,000 defending Gov. Robert Bentley, and Acting Finance Director Bill Newton, in a lawsuit brought by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay). The pair sued Bentley, Newton, Attorney General Luther Strange and Conservation Chief Gunter Guy over the controversial Read More

Hubbard’s Co-author Receives a New Contract

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Co-author of convicted felon Mike Hubbard’s vanity fiction, “Storming the State House,” David Azbell continues to draw a taxpayer-funded check from the House Republican Caucus. Earlier this month, Joint Legislative Contract Review approved a request for Azbell’s services as, “General consulting including constituent communications, written communications, strategic communications read Read More

Lease Deal Ended, In-Fighting Still On

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Recently, the Alabama Political Reporter sat with Public Service Commissioner (PSC), Chris “Chip” Beeker and his attorney, James Anderson, at the Offices of Copeland Franco to review documents and recollections regarding a solar option to a lease offered to the commissioner. Controversy grew around the proposed land lease after Read More

Black Lives Matter Birmingham Will Host Vigil on Thursday

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Thursday, September 22, 2016, members of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Birmingham will host a Candlelight Vigil, Balloon Release & Prayer at Kelly Ingram Park to honor the life of Terrence Crutcher, the unarmed father of four who was killed by Tulsa, Oklahoma police on September 16. BLM activist Read More

Roby Says that Homeland Security Dropped the Ball

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, September 20, 2016, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) in an email to constituents commented on reporting that 850 immigrants who were supposed to be deported instead were granted US citizenship. Congresswoman Roby said, “Amid the attacks around the country and the growing tension, there was some unnerving news Read More

Survey Says: The People Don’t Love the Luv Gov

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley is fond of saying, “ I love the people of Alabama and they love me.” But, this Bentley oft-repeated declaration rings hollow, given new polling that shows the people who he claims love him, has dwindled to a paltry 35 percent. Morning Consult surveyed 71,900 read Read More

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Zeigler and Morrow Appeal Ruling to Alabama Supreme Court
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Sessions Says that Obama Administration Refuses to Attend Hearing on Refugee Program
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Who Has the Moral Authority to Lead Ethics Reform?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Even before former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s conviction on 12 counts of public corruption, due to criminal ethics violations, his minions were spinning a narrative that the laws, under which he was indicted, were hastily prepared and passed without question (merely a deceptive plan to cast doubt on his indictment). Read More

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    By Steve Flowers Folks, I have been observing and participating in the legislative process for over 50 years. Lest you think I am real old, I started paging in the legislature when I was 12, served in the House of Representatives close to two decades, and have been reporting on the legislative process for now Read More

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  • Alabama’s Embarrassing Drama of its Own Making

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s attempt at getting a new trial in Lee County ended with little noise. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker pretty much ignored Hubbard’s request, allowing the 60-day window to expire without note. That means Hubbard will have to take his case to the Court of Read More

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    Alabama’s Embarrassing Drama of its Own Making

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s attempt at getting a new trial in Lee County ended with little noise. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker pretty much ignored Hubbard’s request, allowing the 60-day window to expire without note. That means Hubbard will have to take his case to the Court of Read More

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