Bentley Announces 34 Additional ATRIP Projects

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By  Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced 34 additional, supplemental road and bridge projects that can move forward as part of Round 1 of funding for the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP).

Gov. Bentley said, “With these additional projects, we are moving closer to our goal of improving the safety of roads and bridges throughout Alabama.  Many

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Why Medicaid Is Critical And Must Be Fully Funded

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford  

We’ve all heard about the Medicaid program, but what exactly is Medicaid and why is it so important?

Medicaid is a health and long-term care program that provides critical health services to low-income families, children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with disabilities.

It isn’t just the poor who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. Of the 26,000 Alabamians currently living in nursing

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“What Are We Really Teaching Our Children”?

By Alan Farley

Is the Golden Rule still “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?  Or, is it now “Those who have the most gold make the rules”?  Is it about power?  What would our children say?

Is the role of an elected official to “take care of the individuals living in his, or her, district”?  Or, is it to “take care of the individuals who can provide the financial resources needed to keep them in office”

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Dr. Henry Mabry: Part Three, The Lord has provided Alabama…

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Alabama is faced with difficult times and the outcome of the special constitution vote will determine how much worse things will become.

“The bottom line is the money is there,” says Dr. Henry Marby executive secretary of the Alabama Teachers Association. The state is holding a special referendum to pass a constitutional amendment to allow the state to take money from the state’s

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Bachus Supports Bill Giving Small Business Relief from Federal Red Tape

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia issued a written statement after he voted Thursday in favor of the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act.  The bill addresses federal regulatory overreach that Bachus says is discouraging the hiring of new workers.  According to Rep. Bachus’s statement, “The bill would place a hold on costly new regulations while the economy

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Bonner Says House Stands Behind America’s Job Creators

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Jo Bonner (R) from Mobile addressed the subject of the economy this week in a written statement.

Rep. Bonner said, “Last week the president took credit for his handling of the economy, noting in a California speech, “We tried our plan and it worked.”  With all due respect, Mr. President, you are wrong.  More than a trillion dollars in questionable stimulus spending

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API Speaks to Red Mountain Republicans

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By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter

The Red Mountain Republicans met at Salvatore’s in Mountain Brook on Monday night.  The Speaker at the event was  Gary Palmer, President of the Alabama Policy Institute (API).  According to Palmer, API is Alabama’s version of the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Palmer said that API is not opposed to any borrowing from the trust fund; but that they are for paying the money back to the

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With Leadership Comes Obligation

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Noblesse oblige is a French phrase literally meaning “nobility obliges.”

It is a phrase that has been used through the centuries to mean for those who have attained wealth, power and prestige there comes implied responsibilities.

It is also a phrase that has been used as a derogatory slur toward the wealthy who are perceived as having gorged themselves at others’ expense.

This has risen

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Part Two: Dr. Henry Mabry discusses what some have called “luxuries”

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Recently, talk radio, Facebook and Twitter were buzzing with accolade for a State Representative who wrote that we need to “cut the luxuries” out of state government including Medicaid.

When Dr. Henry Mabry was reminded of the legislators remarks he said, “What luxuries? Is that providing dialysis? Is that a luxury? I think the people receiving dialysis would beg to differ. Providing

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Judge Roy Moore Supports Chick-Fil-A

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) from Gallant and the Foundation For Moral Law announced his support for Chick-fil-A and the Cathy family’s stand for traditional marriage.

Judge Roy Moore said in a written statement that, “Marriage between one man and one woman is an institution ordained by God and is the foundation of the family, upon which the future of our nation rests

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