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More money, bigger salaries under new legislation for OIT

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Legislation to create a standalone agency under the auspices of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is being aggressively pushed by Gov. Robert Bentley, even though OIT has repeatedly shown itself incompetent in its management of the STARRS accounting system, eStart time and attendance software, CARES system that facilitates Read More

Rep. Micky Hammon steps down as House Majority Leader

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — After more than six years in the post, Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, has stepped down as House Majority Leader, he confirmed in a press release Wednesday. “After much thought and careful consideration, I have decided to step down from my position as House Majority Leader once an election Read More

Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore asks to cancel oral arguments

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has asked the Special Supreme Court tasked with hearing his appeal to expedite his case and decide his appeal on previously filed briefs. In a motion filed Wednesday, Moore’s attorneys asked the Court to waive oral arguments and consider the appeal on Read More

Impeachment committee chair will wait to resume Bentley investigation

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, said Wednesday that he will wait to meet with Supernumerary District Attorney Ellen Brooks, the prosecutor responsible for overseeing a criminal investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley, before deciding the course of impeachment hearings in the House. “I have spoken briefly with Read More

Bill pushing armed security forces at churches suffers setback

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Apparently, Alabama churches are boiling over with potential violence. At the Alabama House Judiciary Committee meeting on Wednesday, Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, proposed legislation to protect church-goers from that violence – a bill that would authorize armed church security forces to receive firearms training by police departments or sheriffs. Read More

Ticketmaster v. StubHub in a House committee meeting

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The fight for the secondary ticket market – between household names such as Ticketmaster and StubHub – has moved to Alabama’s Legislature. At a House public hearing on Wednesday, attorneys and lobbyists representing both of those companies were on hand to make their pitches for and against a bill Read More

Two more ASU trustees rejected by Senate
Committee Supports Bill Protecting Religious Liberties of Faith Based Adoption Agencies
Phil Williams tasked with Leading Effort to Writing Senate Impeachment Rules
Committee Approves Bill Allowing Students to Use Sunscreen
Legislators float an alternative to Bentley’s $800 million prison construction plan

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What to do about Bentley?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Vice, vainer and corruption has left Alabama a leaderless State, but there is hope that some with integrity will step forward to fill the void. Governor Robert Bentley has long ago forfeited any claim of moral leadership and to list his many failings would be as tedious as it Read More

  • What to do about Bentley?
  • Move to impeach Bentley: Don’t be foolish
  • There’s a new Sheriff in town
  • Unleashing the Dogs of Journalism
  • Please don’t waste time on gambling legislation
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    Gun permits are a small, but necessary, restriction

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Many innocent (and otherwise) people are killed by gun violence in this state and nation every year. Mass shootings are commonplace. I guess that’s why I continue to be baffled by proposals that make firearms even easier to acquire and to conceal than ever before. We don’t learn. We Read More

  • Gun permits are a small, but necessary, restriction
  • Please, let’s not legislate for hate
  • Lots to write about, but it’s rarely ‘fun’
  • Please Bill Britt, don’t fire me.
  • There really is no alternative to the facts
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    The circus begins, and it will leave a mess behind

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018 election year, and it has begun. Get this folks, we have an open governor’s race. We have openings at Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, three seats on the Supreme Court including the Chief Read More

  • The circus begins, and it will leave a mess behind
  • Things are getting complex
  • The people want to vote
  • Is it time for another female governor?
  • Remembering Gov. Brewer
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    Alabama Legislature Week 3: Take the gun, leave the backpack

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter It’s hard to believe that we’re already through Week 3 in the 2017 Regular Session. Actually, wait, no it’s not. It’s very believable, since these folks work like four hours per day. They showed up at 1 on Tuesday and bounced by early afternoon on Thursday. And somewhere in Read More

  • Alabama Legislature Week 3: Take the gun, leave the backpack
  • The hypocrisy isn’t even surprising anymore
  • Bill allowing adoption agencies to discriminate is all that’s wrong with Alabama government
  • “School choice” is an awful choice
  • Alabama Legislature week 2: Careful with those eyeglasses
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    Two Kinds of Republicans

    By Sam McClure Alabama Political Report The Alabama Republican Party has some serious credibility issues as of late. The most powerful man in the Legislature, Mike Hubbard, was convicted of felony corruption charges. Governor Bentley is under impeachment investigations; appointed the man to US Senate who was responsible for delaying impeachment investigation; and continues his Read More

  • Two Kinds of Republicans
  • The man who wears his underwear on his head
  • A new day for pro-life Alabama
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