Lottery Passes the House

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Has Bentley’s Political Intrigue with PCI Doomed Special Session?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Concerns that Gov. Robert Bentley is planning to negotiate a State-Tribal Compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI), reached a boiling point in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, with the Governor’s bill taking a fatal blow. Several Black Caucus members are weary of Bentley’s tactics and Read More

Lottery Is Dead For November 8 Ballot and Foreseeable Future

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter The Alabama Senate debated the lottery for four days of this Special Session. On Tuesday, August 23, it took the Alabama House of Representatives just a few minutes to effectively kill the lottery, without ever even discussing it in a committee. Freshly energized lottery opponents used the tight timeline Read More

Insiders: Bentley to Sign Compact with PCI

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—As if ripped from the pages of a John Grisham novel word around Goat Hill is Gov. Robert Bentley is secretly planning to sign a Compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) if his lottery Constitutional Amendment passes. According to those who claim direct knowledge of the Read More

Children, Aged the Center of the Medicaid Debate: What the Numbers Show

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Today, the 2016 Legislative Special Session will continue its charge to find funding for the 2017 shortfall facing Medicaid. Gov. Robert Bentley proposes using money from the BP oil spill settlement as an immediate fix, for a program in dire need of a long-term solution. Currently, Alabama provides Medicaid Read More

Bussman, Brewbaker Resign From Senate Caucus

By Susan Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) and Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) have resigned from the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus. On Monday, Brewbaker confirmed the information with the Alabama Political Reporter by phone interview, Bussman confirmed via text message that they both had resigned from the Caucus. “I am still a member Read More

Some Republicans Claim Lottery Could Hurt Republican Candidates

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter A growing chorus of GOP insiders are urging the members of the House of Representatives to reject a controversial constitutional amendment, to vote on a lottery on the November 8, Presidential election ballot. They argue that a lottery vote will only bring a disproportionate number of Democrats to the Read More

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Gov. Bentley Truthin’ ‘Cause a Truther Gotta Truth

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Gov. Robert Bentley, this Wednesday, informed the press that reports of a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians was “blatantly false.” Bentley is a “truther.” He loves the truth. He values the truth. His reverence for the truth is so utterly consuming that he always uses it Read More

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    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter In Texas this week, students on college campuses can now conceal carry guns. To class. In their dorms. Wherever. That is crazy, but that’s how it is now. I got an email from a Jacksonville State University student who is concerned the same could happen here in Alabama. It Read More

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    Please, Alabama, Don’t Trigger or Dildo Grade Inflation

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter In Texas this week, students on college campuses can now conceal carry guns. To class. In their dorms. Wherever. That is crazy, but that’s how it is now. I got an email from a Jacksonville State University student who is concerned the same could happen here in Alabama. It Read More

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