DeMarco Prefiles Legislation Requiring State to Disclose Landholdings and Facilities


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From the office of Rep. Paul DeMarco

MONTGOMERY – In a continuing effort to bring unprecedented transparency and accountability to government, Rep. Paul DeMarco (R – Homewood) on Wednesday announced he has pre-filed legislation requiring the state to maintain a database disclosing all landholdings and property it owns or leases.

“This legislation will bring an additional measure of transparency to state government by

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UPDATE 2010: ALGOP Finance Chairman Pays Visit to Poarch Creek Indians


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Update: This story was pulled down for a few hours to double check facts. We are determined our facts are accurate.

Senator Marsh office’s has said that we did not give Mr. Marsh a chance to respond before printing to story. However, his office was contacted on Tuesday morning and given the details of the story. Derek Trotter responded on Tuesday at 11:16 Trotter sent this text message:

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Armistead Said that Vance Supports Obama


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party Bill Armistead, responded by written statement to Judge Vance’s (D) press conference announcing that several jurists of both political parties have endorsed him in the race for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court over former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) from Gallant.

Chairman Armistead said, “When the Chairman of the Alabama Democratic

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Bentley Encourages Alabamians to Assist Victims of Hurricane Sandy


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The largest Hurricane in the Atlantic in recorded history plowed into some of the most densely populated communities in this country dumping storm surge, massive rain fall, tremendous wind, and further inland a massive blizzard. New York City and New Jersey are flooded, Maryland and West Virginia are digging out from a blizzard and severe winds have affected communities as far away as Chicago

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Amendment Four: The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

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By Senate Minority Leader Roger Bedford 

The old adage “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” perfectly sums up Amendment 4, on the ballot this Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The text on the general election ballot says Amendment 4 will remove racist language in the state constitution that requires schools to be segregated. It is true the amendment will remove some very nasty and sad racist language.  What the ballot language does not

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Why I Support Amendment 4


By Sen. Cam Ward

Election Day is almost upon us and there are many important races to be decided, both nationally and locally. As a delegate to the Republican National Convention, and an Alabama elector for Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan, I am concentrating on the outcome of the presidential race – and polling shows “Mittmentum” is real.

While there are very few contested races in our state this year, there is quite an effort to

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House Minority Leader Craig Ford to Propose 10 Percent Pay Increase for Educators, State Employees and Retirees


By House Minority Leader Craig Ford

Montgomery, AL – House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) announced today that he is sponsoring legislation to give a 10 percent pay increase to teachers, education support personnel, state employees, and retirees over the next two years. Ford said he is currently having the legislation drafted and expects to file it within the next week or two.

“Educators, state employees, and retirees have

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Senate Leader Urges Passage of Amendments Proposed by Constitution Revision Commission


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Future efforts of Revision Commission could be jeopardized if amendments aren’t passed, Marsh says

Press Release

MONTGOMERY – The sponsor of a resolution that created a Constitution Revision Commission today encouraged voters to pass Constitutional Amendments 4, 9 and 10, saying the future work of the Commission could be jeopardized if the amendments fail to pass.

“We’ve all heard criticisms about the outdated and out-of-place

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Real Hope for America


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From the office of Bill Armistead, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party

On Tuesday, November 6th, Alabama voters will join other voters across the country as they head to their polling place to cast their ballot to elect the next President of the United States. I’ve lived through many elections, and have seen many Presidents come and go, but I can honestly say that this is the most important presidential election in the

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Chilton County Hospital to Close


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Rural hospitals have really felt the impact of the economic downturn that has hit the state of Alabama (and the country as a whole) since early 2008.  Many rural hospitals are struggling to retain doctors and stay open.  The latest casualty is the Chilton County Hospital which announced its closing on Monday.

Rep. Kurt Wallace (R) from Maplesville wrote on Facebook, “Many of you know this

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