Reaction to Hobby Lobby Case

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Monday, June 30 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 verdict that Hobby Lobby and other employers did not have to pay for health insurance plans which provide services which they find morally abhorrent on religious grounds.

Reaction to this decision came quickly.

The Alabama Republican Party said that this landmark case was first presented to SCOTUS on March 25 of this year

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SCOTUS Rules In Favor of Hobby Lobby: Strange Hails Supreme Court Decision as Protecting Religious Liberty

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, June 30 the United States Supreme Court struck down Obamacare rules which stripped employers of their religious freedom not to fund health insurance plans which provides services including abortion drugs and sterilizations that are contrary to their religious beliefs.  Craft supply seller, Hobby Lobby, which is owned by Christians, faced hundreds of millions of dollars in fines

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Claims of Political Prosecution: A Dishonest Rendering Of The Facts

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By Bill BrittAlabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, his attorney J. Mark White and even some journalists would have the public believe that the Grand Jury investigation in Lee County is politically motivated. It has been suggested—and in some cases stated as fact—that Attorney General Luther Strange has devised a diabolical plot to have Hubbard disgraced

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Ethics Director Changes Tune on Knowledge of Hubbard Malfeasance

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – In a recent interview, Director of the Alabama Ethics Commission Jim Sumner says the agency has garnered undue criticism in regard to their role – or lack thereof – in investigating public corruption allegations surrounding Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard. This criticism, Sumner says, is unfounded because the Ethics Commission never had knowledge of the accusations against

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Who’s Buying Education in Alabama

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Education Matters
By Larry Lee

When the curtain closes on this 2014 election cycle, the most significant thing we may learn is not who will occupy the governor’s office or control the legislature, but who is trying to control education. A hint– it ain’t the folks who send their children off on a big, yellow school bus each morning.  Rather, it’s millionaires who don’t know Red Bay from Red Level and have taken it upon

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Bentley Announces that Alabama Will Open Red Snapper Season in State Waters Every Weekend in July

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, June 26 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division announced in a written statement that Alabama State waters will open for the harvest of red snapper and gray triggerfish on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July.

Governor Bentley said, “The state red snapper season will be open during three

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Action Needed to Lower Energy Costs

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By Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Actions always speak louder than words. President Obama has talked a lot about lowering energy costs, but in reality his policies only make things worse. From shutting off land for energy production to his continued stalling on construction of the Keystone Pipeline to his self-declared war on coal, President Obama’s energy policies are hitting families where it hurts: their pocketbook.

As the summer

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Study Shows Significant Reduction in Uncompensated Care in Expansion States

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A recent study by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) found that states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, saw a 30 percent decrease in uncompensated care.

“Uncompensated care is the total amount of health care services… provided to patients who are either unable or unwilling to pay. Uncompensated care includes both charity care and bad debt,” according to

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Hospital Association and Realtors Endorse DeMarco

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Paul DeMarco’s campaign got welcome news this week when both RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, and the Alabama Hospital Association announced that they were endorsing Paul DeMarco’s candidacy in the Republican Primary Runoff to represent Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

In a

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Shelby Demands Special Prosecutor to Investigate IRS Scandal

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R) from Alabama at a hearing on the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s annual report to Congress, stressed the need to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the growing IRS scandal.  Sen Shelby’s comments were made after revelations that the IRS claims to have lost all of disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails

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