Bentley Says Alabama Economic Development Projects Increased in 2011

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday Governor Robert Bentley issued a written statement announcing that new and expanding industry announcement totals rose to the highest capital investment levels in the past four years.

Governor Bentley said.  “Alabama’s economic development programs are working hand-in-hand with local development partners to create new jobs and new opportunities for people in this state.”

The Alabama

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Sewell Votes In Opposition of House Republican Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Alabama released a written statement following her vote against the House Republican Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution.

Representative Sewell said, “Today, I voted against the Republican Fiscal Year 2013 Budget resolution, a budget proposal that would result in harsh cuts to vital programs, investments and services. This Republican budget proposes drastic

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Shelby Says Biomedical Research is a Necessary and Worthy Investment

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Senator Richard Shelby (R) from Alabama said, “NIH funding should be a priority and that its benefits extend well beyond its research discoveries.”  Sen. Shelby remarks were made at a Subcommittee hearing on the National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal.  Sen. Shelby is the ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services

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Republican 2013 Budget Passes House: Aderholt, Bonner, and Bachus Comment

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The United States House of Representatives Passed the House Republican fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday by 228 to 191.  Both Congressmen Robert Aderholt (R) from Haleyville, Jo Bonner from Mobile and Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia issued written statements.

Representative Robert Aderholt said, “There is little doubt that our nation’s $15 trillion debt is this generation’s greatest domestic

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EDITORIAL: Education Options Act of 2012

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By ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead

Student success improvements have been stagnant in Alabama education for years. This circumstance is a tragedy. The absence of serious reform diminishes the likelihood of achievement for Alabama’s children. We cannot allow another year of operating Alabama schools under a “business as usual” atmosphere.

On March 14, Governor Bentley announced the Education Options Act of 2012. The Act provides flexibility

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Rep. Drake and Sen. Beason Support HB 306

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama State Representative Dickie Drake (R) from Leeds says that he is still pushing for his bill to ban counties in Alabama from making non-sewer users pay a fee for the sewers they do not use.  In an ‘Alabama Political Reporter’ exclusive phone interview Rep. Dickie Drake said that he still intends to introduce his bill on the floor of the State House in the coming weeks.  Rep. Drake

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Sessions Says Obama Will Scale Back Missile Defense if Reelected

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a statement following President Obama’s controversial comments to Russian President Medvedev that were accidentally captured by an open microphone at a public appearance of the two world leaders.

Senator Sessions said, “President Obama’s ‘hot mic’ comment to Russian

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An appeal that set legal precedent

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By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

From Office of Attorney General Luther Strange

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentencing today of defendants in a case that finally was brought to trial as the result of an appeal by the Attorney General’s Office that set an important legal precedent for prosecutions involving theft of funds.

Just as the case initially was going to trial in September of 2008, it

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern Poverty Law Center Reaches Resolution With Tuscaloosa County Schools That Same-Sex Couples May Attend Prom

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Staff Report

Schools will Allow Students to Express Acceptance of LGBT Community

From the Offices of The Southern Poverty Law Center 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced today that Tuscaloosa County Schools will allow its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students to attend prom with same-sex dates. The school district also has recognized the right of students to wear clothing with slogans

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BACHUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT HEARING ON OBAMACARE

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia issued a written statement after oral arguments concluded at the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare).

Rep. Bachus said, “My view from inside the legislative process was always that Obamacare represented a vast overreach by the government and would do irreparable

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