PAC Fined Record Breaking $5.2 Million Sets Up Shop in Alabama

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – Several people involved in the dubious financing of nationwide school-choice campaigns have teamed up with the ALGOP’s top political leadership in an effort that supported the reelection attempts of over a dozen incumbent Republicans in the June primaries to the tune of $170,000 – all from out of state funding sources.

With former ALGOP deputy political director and Hubbard

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AG Luther Strange and Blaine Galliher Testify Against EPA

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, the people of Alabama were represented in Atlanta by both Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) and the Governor’s senior advisor, Blaine Galliher (R).  The pair testified Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants.

Attorney General Strange said that Alabama consumers would face higher

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The Disappearing Waiting List: What FL Can Teach AL About SGOs

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – Since the release of a report on SGO finances earlier this month by the Alabama Department of Revenue, proponents of the Accountability Act have gone to great lengths to defend the numbers reported therein.

Showing the distribution of only nine scholarships statewide in 2013 despite nearly $25 million in collections at the expense of the ETF, the report outlined minimal demand last

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Report Shows 185,000 Working Alabamians Would Benefit from Medicaid Expansion

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – A new report http://familiesusa.org/product/expanding-health-coverage-working-individuals-and-families?src=media released by the Arise Citizens’ Policy Project shows that a majority of those who would benefit from the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in our state are working Alabamians.

Entitled “Medicaid Expansion in Alabama: Health Insurance for Working

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Sessions Calls Boehner’s Border Package “Surrender To A Lawless President”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, July 29, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama addressed the Senate regarding the House leader’s border supplemental package.

Sen. Sessions said, “The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty—urged on by congressional Democrats—would include work permits

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House Passes VA Accountability Reform

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, July 30, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the conference report on the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.  The bipartisan reforms to the Veterans Administration (VA) were developed in response to numerous reports of mismanagement, inadequate care, and long backlogs for treatment in the VA health care

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600 Gasps: Why the Alabama Legislature Should Lift the Hangman’s Hood (Opinion)

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

Last week, the State of Arizona executed Joseph Wood in a process that lasted two hours and included the use of never-before tested lethal injection drugs. Wood was legally barred by the state from knowing who was injecting the drugs in his veins, or even the country or state in which the drugs were made. During the two hour execution, Wood gasped for air over 600 times, his stomach convulsed

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Sessions Calls on Congress to tell President Not To Move Forward With Illegal Executive Amnesty

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

When we were all in school we were taught that the Legislative Branch of our government makes the laws, the Executive Branch carries out and enforces the laws made by the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch of government impartially interprets the laws written by the Congress and protects the public from laws or executive actions which violates the Constitution.

It is not really that

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Governor Says Corrections Needs “Time, not Lawsuits”

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

ORANGE BEACH – Governor Bentley has a message for those suing Alabama over its prison problem and those thinking about it: “You all are crazy to sue us.”

In a speech to the annual meeting of the Alabama Sheriffs’ Association, Governor Bentley responded to some of the controversy surrounding the state’s overpopulated, problematic prison system, specifically addressing current

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Bentley Appoints Pam Ware to ASU BOT

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

It has been a shocking two weeks for the students, faculty, and alumni at Alabama State University (ASU).  First came emergency meetings to address the finances at the Montgomery historically Black university.  Then came the University’s SACS accreditation being put on a six month probation, because of alleged inappropriate financial relationships between the University and two members

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