House Republicans Release 2016 Legislative Agenda

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, January 28, House leaders held a press conference to announce their 2016 legislative agenda for the regular session that begins on Tuesday, February 2.

The Alabama House Republican Caucus said in a statement, “The 2016 ‘Right for Alabama’ agenda focuses on important issues like job creation, protecting public school students from harm

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Williams, Henry Deny Seeking Democrat’s Support

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Two Republican State Representatives deny accusations they were recruiting Democrats in an effort to oust Speaker Mike Hubbard.

Rep. Phil Williams (R-Madison) hasn’t made a secret of his campaign to replace Hubbard, neither has Rep. Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) denied his support for Williams.

phil-williamsChuck Dean (al.com) recently reported, “The effort by some Republicans to oust House Speaker

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Alabama Young Democrats Dissolve Jefferson County Chapter

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By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— In a teleconference meeting held Wednesday night, the State committee of the Alabama Young Democrats decided in a 14-to-2 vote to dissolve the Jefferson County Young Democrats chapter after the Jefferson County Young Democrats made unauthorized endorsements in the 2016 Democratic Primary elections. The teleconference call was moderated by a representative from the Young Democrats

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Jeremy Oden Appointed to National Transportation Task Force

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden (R) has been appointed to a new transportation task force created by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

jeremy-odenCommissioner Oden said, “Emerging technologies and changes in how people and goods are transported in our modern economy have prompted a renewed interest in transportation issues and demonstrated a need

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Is The Republican Lottery Bill Really Just An Attempt To Kill The Lottery?

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

There’s no doubt that momentum for the lottery is building in Alabama. A public opinion poll, paid for by the House and Senate Republican Caucuses, found that 62 percent of likely Republican Primary voters support the lottery, and 59 percent even support expanding gambling in Alabama.

These strong numbers show why two Republican state legislators, Rep. Alan Harper and Sen. Jim McClendon, recently put

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Time for Common Sense

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Education Matters
By Larry Lee

As the years roll along, those of us who qualify as “seniors” have the benefit of viewing things through a lens that includes far more life experiences than those who are our junior.   Some call it “wisdom.”  I prefer to call it “common sense.”

And one of the things this common sense has taught me is that the most dangerous people in the world are those who don’t

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Sessions Says that Lack Of Border Enforcement is Big Part Of the Heroin Epidemic

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Heroin addiction is a growing national epidemic. US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) contends that the lack of border enforcement at the U.S. border is contributing to the heroin problem.

Senator Sessions questioned the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, on the issue on Wednesday, January 27, in a Senate hearing.

Sen. Sessions asked, “Mr. Botticelli

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School Choice Supporters Rally in Montgomery

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 26, thousands of school choice activists flooded Montgomery to rally legislators to give parents more choices in how they educate their children. Hundreds of rallies for expanding school choice occurred across the nation; but the rally in Montgomery was reportedly the biggest of them all.

del-marshSenate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) addressed the crowds. He told them

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McGill Feels The Lord is Calling him to Run for US Senate

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 2010, former State Senator Shadrack McGill (R) ran for office challenging arguably the most powerful state Senator in the then Democratic controlled Alabama State Senate, Senator Lowell Barron (D-Fyffe). Ignoring the incumbent’s overwhelming money and name recognition, McGill ran anyway and launched one of the most successful insurgent campaigns in Alabama political history. Now Shadrack

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Mowery Consulting/FIXR Digital Nominated for Seven Pollie Awards

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Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Mowery Consulting Group and its sister company, FIXR Digital, were nominated for eight “Pollie” Awards. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies “…the Oscars of political advertising.” The Chairman of MCG/FIXR, David Mowery, is himself up for two Campaign Excellence Awards from the AAPC as well.

“We’re obviously proud of our work, and we always look forward to being judged

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