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Experts testify on lottery, VictoryLand and downside of PCI’s tax-free monopoly

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Governor Robert Bentley’s Gambling Advisory Committee received a crash course on Thursday on the detailed operation of a state lottery and learned the history and tax payments made by the state’s largest non-Indian casino, VictoryLand. Louisiana Lottery president Rose Hudson and New Hampshire Lottery executive director Charlie McIntyre spent Read More

Shelby voted for passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Thursday, December 1, 2016, the US Senate passed the Iran Sanctions Extension Act. US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) supported passage of the bipartisan bill which would continue US economic sanctions against the country which is ruled by an Islamic Revolutionary regime that has been very hostile towards the United Read More

Roby praises Trump’s cabinet appointments

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Thursday, December 1, 2016, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) said that she is impressed by many of the cabinet selections that President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) has made thus far. Congresswoman Roby said, “I’ve always believed that good leaders surround themselves with smart, capable people, and that’s what President-elect Read More

ADPH can’t build on $625,000 Montgomery property

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The Alabama Department of Public Health is apparently stuck with an unusable, 25-acre, $625,000 piece of Montgomery property after discovering the presence of several landfill trenches that would dramatically increase the costs to build a new lab at the site. The trenches were part of a landfill used by Read More

Birmingham Rep. Oliver Robinson resigns House seat

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter Democrat Rep. Oliver Robinson from Birmingham has decided his time is up on Goat Hill. On Wednesday, Robinson announced he would retire from the Alabama House of Representatives. Robinson, who has represented House District 58 in Birmingham since 1998, said he was retiring because his daughter has taken a Read More

Zeigler questions Medicaid contracts

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, November 29, 2016, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) questioned twelve contracts for maternity services totaling $71 million that are up for review on Thursday by the Contract Review Committee. State Auditor Jim Zeigler asked the panel to delay the contracts to determine if there is a less expensive Read More

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Merrill certifies record Alabama voter turnout
Byrne praises Tom Price as Health and Human Services nominee

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Opinions by Bill Britt

The incomparable cost of gross incompetence

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Chanting the much-ballyhooed mantra of “streamlining government, transparency and efficiency,” the administration of Governor Robert Bentley and the Republican-controlled State House have green-lighted, perhaps, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on failed software systems. Last Monday, Bentley’s cabinet secretary for the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Dr. Joanne read Read More

  • The incomparable cost of gross incompetence
  • The shadowy autocracy of the JIC, the State Supreme Court and the legal elites
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    End the economic embargo against Cuba, not because it’ll help Alabama, but because it’s cruel not to

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Little doubt that the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro committed many atrocities during his iron-fist, nearly 50-year rule over the island nation 90 miles off the coast of Florida. I’m not an apologist for Castro. But I’m not going to ignore the fact that he was a Cuban patriot. Read More

  • End the economic embargo against Cuba, not because it’ll help Alabama, but because it’s cruel not to
  • The truth will prevail, thank goodness
  • Learning a new process to grieve
  • Congratulations, President Trump
  • Clinton’s Email “Scandal” Won’t Affect The Election
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    Sessions a shoo-in

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers It is definite, our Junior Senator, Jeff Sessions, is going to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, as well as his closest advisor. Sessions will be confirmed by the Senate. He has been a respected member of the Senate for 20 years. He has an impeccably clean history of Read More

  • Sessions a shoo-in
  • Shelby: an Alabama treasure
  • Dewey didn’t win either
  • Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Electoral College
  • There’s a Dimes Worth of Difference
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    Grow up: Obamacare didn’t raise insurance rates, you did

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Let’s have a conversation about health care. Specifically, let’s talk about Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, and the cost of health insurance these days – a matter several people in this State say led to their vote for Donald Trump. If that sounds like you, let me begin Read More

  • Grow up: Obamacare didn’t raise insurance rates, you did
  • It’s time for Bentley to resign
  • AG’s office wasted thousands on discredited witnesses
  • There are still many reasons to be thankful
  • An apology for it all
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    Hannah Ford

    Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps

    By Hannah Ford Alabama Political Reporter It’s been a bizarre election cycle—replete with false headlines, vitriolic attacks, conspiracy theories, illogical sound-bites, deleted emails, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and gross immorality. “The Deplorables” deserve a victory party and if you’re with Her, you can shed a few tears. We’re all reeling from an astonishing political Read More

  • Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps
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