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In-depth: Former House Speaker files written brief in appeals case

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter AUBURN — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard and his team of attorneys have filed their opening brief with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, taking the first major step in the appeals process as his defense team works to overturn his 12 felony ethics convictions. Hubbard’s defense attorneys Read More

Ivey signs bill regulating faith-based youth camp

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter With only a couple of days to spare, Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will allow DHR to regulate and inspect residential youth camps, a spokeswoman for Ivey said. The Legislation, HB440, sponsored by Rep. Steve McMillan, originated after numerous complaints, a handful of Read More

Ivey signs Memorials Preservation Act into law

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed the Memorials Preservation Act, SB60, into law. The bill protects Alabama’s many monuments and memorials from being destroyed or removed by local governments. The City of New Orleans recently destroyed century old Confederate Memorials for political correctness. The State Read More

Brooks: DC Insiders “Swamp Rats” backing Strange preparing to launch attack ads

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, May 24, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) claimed that fellow US Senate candidate Luther Strange’s forces are preparing to unleash millions of dollars in negative attack ads against Congressman Brooks and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R). Brooks’s campaign claimed that an Alabama citizen Read More

Bill to regulate troubled youth camps in danger of dying on Governor’s desk

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter On the phone last week, Charles Kennedy, a retired police captain who served more than 20 years, was near tears and he wasn’t hiding it. “I’m just so proud I could cry – I think I’m going to, actually,” Kennedy said. The emotional swell for Kennedy came just after Read More

Strange co-sponsors Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, May 23, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) announced that he was co-sponsoring the Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017, S 992, which is sponsored by Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). Sen. Strange said, “The men and women of our nation’s armed forces deserve the recognition of a grateful Read More

Sine Die: Final Alabama Legislative Report — May 23
Conservation Alabama pleased with Legislative Session
Roby and Byrne Comment on Trump Budget
Midwifery, Monument bills under review by Governor’s legal team
Governor’s Office says 2015 hospitalization was the result of altitude sickness

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The Session’s biggest loser

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter The 2017 Legislative Session saw the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) fail to deliver on its stated agenda. The State’s so-called powerful business lobby is the Session’s biggest loser. Only Governor Kay Ivey can give them a win. BCA’s push for an infrastructure package collapsed, as did the latest Read More

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  • Fake news, a frivolous lawsuit, and the Ivey Administration’s unknown unknowns
  • Politics continue to overrule ethics
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  • Ivey Administration waylaid by privateers and scalawags
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    Honesty is the best policy – Duh!

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter A few themes running through the news threads at The Alabama Political Reporter this week underscore one stark reality: Our public officials, elected and otherwise, are not honest with us. OK, the cynic in us knows this already, but it’s worth emphasizing again. First, APR’s Josh Moon pointed out Read More

  • Honesty is the best policy – Duh!
  • My gun dilemma solved…..for now
  • Politics and pugs – they really don’t mix
  • A week without the Internet or TV
  • Some Senators condone animal abuse
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    Handicapping the field

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers Well folks, the field is set for the sprint to fill the open US Senate seat of Jeff Sessions. The primary is less than three months away on August 15. There will probably be a run-off on September 26 and the winner of that GOP run-off will be our Read More

  • Handicapping the field
  • The race is on
  • Working hard for the people
  • The race is on for Senate
  • A great movie, but would anyone believe it?
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    Poor ol’ Mike Hubbard

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Poor Mike Hubbard.          That unlucky fella just couldn’t catch a break, had the whole world turn on him by mistake. There he was, just trying to make a living and be a good public servant, when, BAM!, out of nowhere came this overzealous prosecutor totally misreading the law Read More

  • Poor ol’ Mike Hubbard
  • Letter to Gov. Ivey: There’s a way out of the Confederate monuments mess
  • Alabama government: It’s not about you
  • It’s never racism in the Alabama Legislature
  • Autism Bill show worthy of the WWE
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    A Disquisition on Greed in Politics, Part 1: Diagnosing Greed in Politics

    By Sam McLure Alabama Political Reporter   “One who is greedy stirs up strife . . .” Solomon   “The World is One Big Whorehouse” Greed in politics. Everyone knows it’s there. A reporter’s favorite hobby is exposing a politician’s hypocritical greed. Yet, tracing the ways of greed in politics is like tracking a snake Read More

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