Dr. Joe Godfrey, talks about 2013 session and social conservative agenda

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — With three Legislative sessions down in the quadrennium, social conservatives still see some heavy lifting ahead.

Dr. Joe Godfrey, Executive Director of the Alabama Citizens Action Program, or ALCAP, believes that House Bill 57, also known as Women’s Health and Safety Act, was a major victory for social conservatives in Alabama.

“This bill was a victory for the women of our state

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Santorum and Hillyer meet with Alabama press

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Former Senator and GOP Presidential nominee Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) announced his support for Quin Hillyer in the 1st district Congressional race. Santorum won the Republican primary for the Presidential election in Alabama in 2011.

I’m excited to be here to support Quin,” Santorum said. “He is exactly the kind of person we need in Washington, D.C.”

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Medicaid Reform in Alabama Faces Federal Hurdle

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Reforming Alabama Medicaid is widely viewed as one of the most important victories of the 2013 legislative session for the people of Alabama.

Rep. Terri Collins (R) from Decatur said on Facebook that Medicaid Reform, “(moving from fee-for-service to managed care)” was among the best legislative accomplishments of the session.

Rep. Kurt Wallace (R) said on Facebook that the, “Legislation

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Brooks Honors 2013 Service Academy Appointees At Reception

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (R) from Huntsville hosted a reception at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in honor of this year’s 11 North Alabama U.S. Service Academies appointees.

Congressman Brooks said, “These appointees represent some of the best and brightest young men in North Alabama. They have all demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, dedication, and a

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Hillyer Campaign Off to Fast Start

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, conservative columnist turned candidate for Congress, Quin Hillyer held a joint press conference with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R). On Wednesday the columnist-turned-candidate launched his campaign website: www.hillyerforcongress.com. Hillyer also collected an endorsement from one of his own when fellow

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Medical marijuana advocate launches bid for State Senate

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Ron Crumpton has announced that he intends to run for Alabama’s state senate in 2014.

Crumpton, who is from Cropwell, Ala., will run for the 11th senate district, which is currently represented by Jerry Fielding (R-Sylacauga). He has not stated his party affiliation for this campaign, however his fan page lists “Democratic Libertarian” and his personal page lists

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Successful Session Comes to an End

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By Sen. Cam Ward

I will be the first to admit that this has been one of the hardest legislative sessions I have had.  But meaningful reform can only be achieved with hard work. In the end, I am proud of my accomplishments for the people in my district during this session.

My agenda for Senate District 14, and as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, included laws defining Elder Abuse as a crime in our state, a law defining the fee

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For Veterans and Families, Every Day is Memorial Day

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford 

Earlier this week, we took a day to remember our veterans and fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

We have all heard the famous quote: “Freedom is not free.” And it is good that we take time to remember those who have given their lives so that we can be safe and free.

Since the Civil War, Americans have taken a day each year to recognize our veterans, and Memorial Day became

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ACLJ Files Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of 25 Tea Party Groups

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Staff Report

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Center for Law and Justice today filed a significant lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C. on behalf of 25 Tea Party and conservative organizations against the U.S. Attorney General, Treasury Secretary, and Internal Revenue Service – including top IRS officials.

“The IRS and the federal government are not going to get away with this unlawful targeting of conservative groups,” said

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Sewell Joins President Obama for Congressional Gold Medal Bill Honoring the “Four Little Girls”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Sewell joined President Barack Obama at the White House for a bill signing ceremony for the Congressional Gold Medal Bill honoring the “Four Little Girls.”

The bill, H.R. 360, to award the posthumous Congressional Gold Medals to the four little girls killed in a bombing of their Church by domestic terrorists in Birmingham passed unanimously in the House

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