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Governor skirts the details on education budgets at Higher Ed Day rally

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — Speaking to a crowd of college students gathered on the steps of the Alabama State House on Thursday, Gov. Robert Bentley promised to continue his support for higher education. “We have great universities in this State,” Bentley said. “Funding for universities has to be adequate. It’s never enough, Read More

Bentley, Strange scandal continues to dog new AG Marshall

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter New Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is in a difficult spot, thanks to the circumstances that landed him his new role. No matter where he goes, questions about investigations into Gov. Robert Bentley, more questions about decisions made by the former AG, Luther Strange, and even more questions about Read More

Bill to end judicial override in Alabama clears Senate

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — A bill that would end Alabama’s judicial override sentencing system, which allows judges to override juries and impose the death penalty, passed the State Senate Thursday with a near-unanimous vote. Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery), sponsored the bill, which would prohibit a judge from overriding a jury’s sentence. Under Read More

Pouncey files lawsuit, alleges fraud in superintendent search

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter A candidate for the state superintendent’s position has filed a lawsuit alleging several members of the State Department of Education’s legal office, interim superintendent Philip Cleveland and state school board member Mary Scott Hunter illegally conspired to prevent him from landing the job. In a filing with Montgomery County Read More

Senate impeachment rules subcommittee looks to Illinois for guidance

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY —  In 2009, Illinois became the last state to impeach and remove their governor. Now, the Alabama Senate is looking to that state for guidance on how to handle an impeachment trial of Gov. Robert Bentley in the Senate — if it comes to that. The Senate Judiciary Read More

Senate passes broader tax credits for Alabama Accountability Act scholarships

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — The Senate has narrowly given the go-ahead to a bill that would double the tax credit cap for contributors to the Alabama Accountability Act’s private school scholarship program. The Senate approved the bill by President Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston), which would increase the cap on income tax Read More

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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

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  • Move to impeach Bentley: Don’t be foolish
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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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