Special Session August 15

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—“Not just about a lottery,” Gov. Bentley began, as he announced the August 15, 2016 Special Legislative Session, “This is about our people.”

In a short video, Bentley said he wanted the legislature to work together to solve the decades-old budget problems, to protect the “Most vulnerable and helpless” who need adequate healthcare.

Earlier in the week Senate President Pro Tem

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Speaker’s Race To Be Decided Tuesday

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The Republican House Caucus will meet on Tuesday to select the next Speaker. The declared candidates are Representatives Steve Clouse, Lynn Greer, Mac McCutcheon, Barry Moore, Phil Williams and Mike Jones.

The Caucus consists of seventy House members, due to the vacancies created by Mike Hubbard’s conviction of felony public corruption and Mike Hill’s appointment as Superintendent

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Two State Workers Indicted for Ethics and Forgery Charges

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 28, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) announced that two employees of the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors were indicted on charges of ethics violations and possession of forged instruments.

Nancy C. Saffo, age 51, of Pike Road, and Christy Easterling, age 47, of Prattville were arrested on July 27 and July 26, respectively, by the Attorney General’s

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House District 41 Primary is Set For October 18

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 27, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) announced the timeline for a Special Election to fill the vacant District 41 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. The District 41 vacancy was created when Gov. Bentley appointed Rep. Mike Hill (R-Columbiana) to be the Superintendent of the State Banking Department.

According to the special election timeline finalized Wednesday

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Hillary Clinton Accepts Democratic Nomination

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 28, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States.

Mrs. Clinton said, “America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is up to us. We have

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Bentley “Announces Announcement” for Special Session, Possibly on August 15

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Sometime today, Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to call a Special Legislative Session to begin on August 15.

Last week, Gov.Bentley announced he was going to call a Special Legislative Session in late summer or early fall. On Wednesday, his office released a video in which Bentley said, he was going to call a Special Session to address a lottery, but he didn’t say when. He did

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Trump and His Supporters Live Outside Reality

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By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Oh, how I’d like to focus this column on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. How Democrats, despite the Bernie Bros and others, came together pretty quickly.

I’d like to write about how marvelous First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech was on Monday night. Absolutely fantastic. And not plagiarized.

It’d be nice to talk about the home run Bill Clinton hit on Tuesday night, telling

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Legislators Skeptical of Bentley’s General Fund Lottery Proposal

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 27, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) released a videotape in which he announced plans for a Special Session to pass a lottery to be used as a new State General Fund (SGF) revenue stream. Gov. Bentley urged the people of Alabama to contact their State legislators and demand that they give the people the right to vote on his proposal.

Bentley’s five minute tape, however, did

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Bob Gambacurta Found Dead

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By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—According to reports, Bob Gambacurta, 71, was found dead on his kitchen floor in Montgomery on Tuesday evening. Children playing in the neighborhood reported seeing him to their parents, who called the Montgomery Police Department. MPD says that they do not suspect foul play, and that the death was most likely from natural causes. A coroner’s report has yet to be released. Those

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Sumter County Sheriff Removed for Misconduct

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 25, Attorney General Luther Strange (R) announced that the Alabama Supreme Court has removed Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark Sr. from office, following impeachment proceedings.

AG Strange said, “Justice has been served. Alabamians rightfully expect their public officials to conduct their duties of office honestly and in accordance with the law. When public officials are

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