Sisson Always Does Things The Right Way (Opinion)

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Howard “Gene” Sisson always does things the right way, at least that is what he kept telling his boss Attorney General Luther Strange. 

According to his termination letter, Sisson admits he wanted to discredit Chief of the Special Prosecution Divison, Matt Hart, but didn’t want to undermine the Lee County Grand Jury.

He admits to secretly recording Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis

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The V is Back on ABC in Montgomery

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Staff Report

MONTGOMERY—“We are pleased to announce that The Voice of Alabama Politics has returned to ABC 32 in Montgomery,” said The V’s executive producer and host, Bill Britt.

The Voice of Alabama Politics will once again be broadcasting on ABC 32 at 11am every Sunday morning.

“It is no secret that we have taken some advertising hits, because we dare challenge the status quo,” said Britt. “But, that is what journalists

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Palmer Applauds Court Decision Blocking Executive Amnesty

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, May 26, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by the Obama Administration to implement its controversial Executive Amnesty Plan.

US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) released a written statement applauding the ruling: Rep. Palmer said, “There are three coequal branches of government, not the executive and two subservient bodies. The Fifth Circuit opinion

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Senate Finance and Taxation Committee Gives Favorable Report to Redistribution of Use Taxes

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 26, the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee introduced and passed a number of bills that they hope will generate more revenue for the State’s struggling General Fund.

The first of these is not a new tax; but rather moves existing tax dollars from the Education Trust Fund to the General Fund. Senate Bill 496 as introduced by Chairman Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) will increase receipts

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Attorney General Answers Questions In Hubbard Case

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Speaker Mike Hubbard’s attorney, J. Mark White, issued a subpoena back in March for Attorney General Luther Strange to testify in an evidentiary hearing that never took place.

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Riley SGO Bailout On Special Order Calendar

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Just when it looked like time was running out on a Billion Dollar Bob Barack-Style Bailout, it is back and on today’s House Special Order Calendar.

SB71, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston), is said to change some fundamental aspects of the State’s Accountability Act, which was sold as a way to help children escape failing public schools. The primary

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Austerity Budget Passes Out of Senate Committee

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, May 27, State of Alabama agency head after agency head paraded in front of the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee warning about how their agency will be impacted if they are forced to endure cuts to their budgets.

The Senate Committee introduced a substitute version of HB135; but their 2016 budget is still $1.62 billion. About $200 million less than what the budget was for the

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What Would Jesus Do?

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford  

We are often reminded that this nation was founded on Christian principles, and certainly a majority of the representatives in the Alabama legislature are Christians. So when the General Fund budget, which finances all government services and agencies outside of education, came up for a vote last week, I couldn’t help but think about that popular phrase from the ‘90s, “What would Jesus do?”

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Teachers do that

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EDUCATION MATTERS
By Larry Lee 

In all the great commotion that is a major part of public education these days (such as bloggers and writers like me who feel compelled to support public schools instead of demonize them, legions of bureaucrats tucked in their cubbyholes staring all day at a computer screen, administrators who scurry from meeting to meeting, elected officials who feel anointed as education experts when they are sworn into

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Hubbard’s Attorneys Sue DOJ for Hart’s Records

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter 

MONTGOMERY—Speaker Mike Hubbard’s attorneys are suing the Department of Justice to obtain information about the lead prosecutor in his felony corruption case.

The law firm of White, Arnold & Dowd P.C. (WAD) filed a civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility, on May, 20, 2015, “seeking the disclosure and release of agency records that have been

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