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Midwifery, Monument bills under review by Governor’s legal team

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — Two high-profile pieces of Legislation that were passed and enrolled late last week are still undergoing a routine legal review, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Monday. Ivey’s legal team is combing through HB315, which would legalize the practice of Midwifery, and SB60, which would prohibit cities and Read More

Governor’s Office says 2015 hospitalization was the result of altitude sickness

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — In response to questions from the Alabama Political Reporter, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Monday that her 2015 hospitalization in Colorado was the result of altitude sickness not strokes. “Many born and bred southerners like Governor Ivey are affected by altitude when visiting Colorado,” Ivey’s press secretary Eileen Jones said. Read More

Alabama Farmers Federation endorses Strange

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, May 22, 2017, The Alabama Farmers Federation announced that Senator Luther Strange (R) has received the endorsement of FarmPAC, their political action committee. Farmer’s Federation President Jimmy Parnell said in a statement, “Sen. Strange has proven his commitment to Alabama farmers and forest owners by seeking and securing Read More

Brinson on African trade mission

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, May 22, 2017, US Senate candidate Randy Brinson spoke from Africa about his current trade mission and the benefits it will bring to Alabama farmers, agribusiness and related industries. Brinson left Alabama May 19, on a 10-day trade mission to Zambia as part of his Alabama Agribusiness Renaissance Read More

Shelby announces $2.2 million for Mobile Airport improvements

By Brandon Moseley  Alabama Political Reporter Monday, May 22, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R) today reported that the Mobile Airport Authority has been awarded a $2.2 million federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant awarded by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding will service facilities at the Mobile Regional Airport. “Airport infrastructure directly impacts Read More

Governor may consider a Special Session over prison construction

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey may already be considering calling a Special Session to give lawmakers time to address one issue that didn’t make it the 2017 Legislative Session this year: prison construction. At a press conference Friday, Ivey said she would consider calling a Special Session if Sen. Cam Read More

Gov. Ivey refuses to answer our questions about her health
More children with Autism will soon have access to needed therapy
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Roby reports on Afghanistan

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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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    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

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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

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  • The race is on
  • Working hard for the people
  • The race is on for Senate
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    Letter to Gov. Ivey: There’s a way out of the Confederate monuments mess

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Dear Gov. Kay Ivey, Hello there, Governor. Hope you’re well. And I mean that – I wouldn’t dare wish illness on anyone in this State after what those in your political party have done to healthcare around here. But I’m not writing today about healthcare. That’s an incredibly complicated Read More

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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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