Chief Justice Candidate Robert Vance Jr. States Case

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Keeping the courts running and not personal agenda, is what Alabamians want, says Chief Justice candidate Robert Vance Jr.

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Robert Vance Jr. is the democrat nominee for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice.

Vance admits that the circumstances that led to his entering the race for Chief Justice were unusual. Vance became the a candidate after the disqualification of lawyer

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Obama Rejects Sessions’ Call to Name China as a Currency Manipulator

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama called for President Barack Obama to label China a “currency manipulator” in a Treasury Report that is due on October 15th. On Thursday, President Obama responded to the conservative criticism and said that labeling China a currency manipulator would only “embarrass” the Chinese.

President Obama said in an interview with the ‘Cleveland

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Jefferson County AFT Lands $150,000 Grant to Help Impose Common Core Standards

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Jefferson County-AFT, the local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced in a written statement that they have been awarded a $150,000 grant from the AFT Innovation Fund.

The President of the Jefferson County AFT, Vi Parramore said, “Our AFT Innovation Fund grant has enabled great teachers to extend their knowledge and expertise beyond the walls of their classrooms

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Bonner Says that President is Trying to Undo Welfare Reform

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R) from Mobile said in his weekly column that he voted for H.J. 118 that would restore the landmark welfare work requirements passed by President Clinton and a Republican Congress led by then Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Congressman Bonner said, “Sixteen years ago, a Democrat president and a Republican Congress did what, frankly, very few ever expected. They reached

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Senator Pushes Recall Elections on the 2013 Legislative Agenda

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A pre-filed bill in the State Senate would provide a mechanism for recall elections in Alabama.

“I think we have to be accountable to the voters every year not just every four years,” said the bill’s sponsor Senator Minority Leader Roger Bedford (D-Russellville).

In fact, 19 states have recall laws as a part of their state’s constitution.

Recently, first-term Republican Governor

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Job Keeper Alliance Hosts Workshop for Students: Over 5,000 Attend

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Job Keeper Alliance and Manufacture Alabama recently hosted a workshop titled “You have a Career Path in Manufacturing” for Alabama high school and middle school students at the 2012 Joint Leadership Development Conference (JLDC). Over 5,000 Alabama students attended the two day workshop.

Manufacture Alabama Director of External Affairs Blake Hardwich said, “This is our second year

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McClendon and Dial Continue Fight for Preemies

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial and Alabama State Representative Jim McClendon are hoping that a bill that they have prefiled for 2013 legislative session can continue the positive trend in lowering Alabama’s infant mortality rate.

Senator Dial (R) from Lineville said in a written statement, “Alabama ranks among the last in the nation in infant mortality and this is simply unacceptable

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Bachus Commends ThyssenKrupp on Decision to Locate Facility in Bibb County

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia issued a written statement following the announcement by ThyssenKrupp Materials North America that it will build a new $13 million materials processing and distribution center in Woodstock in Bibb County. The company has stated that it expects that the 100,000 square foot facility will create up to 45 new Alabama jobs.

Representative Bachus said

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AG, Walker County DA Announce Search Warrants Served for Gambling Devices

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Staff Report

From the Office of Attorney General Luther Strange

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange and Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced the results of a law enforcement operation conducted yesterday morning by Special Agents and representatives of the Attorney General’s Office, the Walker County District Attorney’s Office and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

Search warrants were served at the Arrow

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