Secretary Canfield Ducking the Tough Questions About Paris Trip

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and dozens of other Alabama politicians, their spouses, their lobbyists and their staffers returned home from the economic development trip to the famed Paris Air Show last week. But Canfield has yet found the time to keep a promise to answer questions about the trip’s total cost to taxpayers.

Communications Director for the Department of Commerce

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Youth organizations set equal marriage platforms

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY– Following the 5-4 decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, the future political leaders of Alabama are able to find common ground on marriage equality.

While the Democratic and Republican National Committees have starkly opposite platform positions on the issue of marriage equality, members of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama and the Alabama

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ACIJ Celebrates Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted by a margin of 68 to 32 to pass the controversial immigration reform bill S.744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.

Following passage, the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice praised the portions of the bill that overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which allow a greater flow of legal immigrants

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Return Government to the People

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By Jordan Cozby

The approval rating of the U.S. Congress today is at an all-time low – about 14% – yet nearly 95% of incumbent Senators and Representatives were re-elected in the 2012 general election.  This statistic alone shows Americans that something has gone horribly wrong in our Government.

How did we get here? There are many reasons for the current problems in Congress, but the most detrimental and alarming is the decreasing

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Moore Says Foundation for Moral Law Will Says Marriage is an Ordination of God

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday the United States Supreme Court released opinions in United States v. Windsor, Executor of the Estate of Spyer Et.Al. and Hollingsworth Et.Al. v. Perry Et.Al., two cases that centered around same sex marriage.

The President of the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Kayla Moore issued a written statement following the rulings. President Moore wrote,

“In declaring that DOMA

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Immigration Bill Passes Senate: Roby Calls Bill “Deeply Flawed

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery responded with a written statement to Senate passage of the omnibus immigration bill crafted by the Gang of Eight.

Representative Roby said, “What the Senate passed today is deeply flawed. An immigration reform bill that doesn’t truly secure the border isn’t immigration reform at all.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) from Ohio

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Statement by Judge Mark Kennedy on Marshall County Republican

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Staff Report

Montgomery – Last December, the Arab Tribune published a report from the Alabama Department of Revenue that found irregularities in the Marshall County Revenue Office. The state audit revealed that Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters (R) significantly lowered property taxes for friends and neighbors, along with other so-called clerical errors.

Despite causing a furor in the Arab community, little has happened to the local

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Military-Focused Legislation Giving Alabama Competitive Edge in BRAC Process Now Law

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Staff Report

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (June 27, 2013) –Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday held a ceremonial bill signing for HB 338 and HB 424, two military-focused bills that further strengthen Alabama’s commitment to the military and helps improve our position as we continue to prepare for any future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission reviews.

The bills were drafted and supported by the Military Stability Commission. 

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Roby Supports the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery issued a statement to announce that she had spoken on the floor of the U.S House of Representatives Tuesday night to respond to President Obama’s announcement of a new, aggressive push for regulations on American energy producers.

Rep. Roby said, “Over the last few days, I have utilized social media to ask my constituents how higher energy

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DOMA decision leads to challenge of Alabama law

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Wednesday, the US Supreme Court announced a 5-4 decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

This decision means that all federal benefits of marriage afforded to opposite-sex couples will now be granted to same-sex couples who are legally married in the United States. Currently, 13 states and Washington, D.C

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