The NRA hosting two town halls on permitless carry in Huntsville, Birmingham

November 17, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action is hosting two Legislative town hall meetings in Alabama to kick off a push for state legislation that would allow law-abiding Alabamians to carry a firearm without a government permit. The first town hall will be in Huntsville on Friday, Nov. 17. The second town hall will be in Birmingham on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Constitutional or permitless carry is already the law in 12 states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and North Dakota. (Montana allows permitless carry for all areas outside city limits – 99.4 percent of the state.)

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell critical of Republican tax plan

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced their new tax reform plan unveiled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which they claim will fundamentally reform the tax code for the first time since 1986.  U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, said that the new plan is a, “Raw deal for Alabama.”

“After months of secret negotiations, it should come as no surprise that the tax plan revealed by Republican leaders today is a raw deal for Alabama and for working families,” Sewell said on social media. “The Republican tax bill will raise costs on families who can least afford it while providing wealthy individuals and special interests a windfall in tax breaks.”

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David Carrington addresses Etowah County Republicans

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington addressed the Etowah County Republican Party in Rainbow City, Alabama, at the Western Sizzlin.

Carrington had previously announced that he was running for governor; but after incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she would seek a term, he announced that he would not be a candidate.  He also is not running for county commissioner again.

Carrington said that on the first day he was elected, Jefferson County had $3.2 billion in defaulted sewer debt and $105 million in general obligation debt that was also in default.

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Governor Ivey to attend Wallace State-Oneonta Facility groundbreaking

October 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, October 19, 2017, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on will attend the ground-breaking ceremony celebrating construction of Wallace State-Oneonta’s new technical training facility. The governor will make an announcement of her support for this initiative.

The project includes the addition of 20,000 square feet which will house academic and workforce development space as well as economic development offices for Oneonta and Blount County. There is currently an 18,000 square foot technical training facility in use with approximately 450 students enrolled.
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Republicans applaud federal court decision to keep Legislative districts

October 13, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Senate Republicans applauded the decision by a federal court to uphold new districts drawn by the Legislature.

A Federal court dismissed a legal challenge to Alabama’s new legislative districts drawn by the state Legislature on Thursday. The new districts will come into effect for next year’s elections and stay until 2022.

“We went through an exhaustive process to ensure that the new districts were drawn fairly, and I am glad the courts agreed that the legislative districts map for 2018 is clearly constitutional,” state Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, said. “More counties are made whole in the new maps and we adhered to a strict one-percent population variance between districts”
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Brooks: NFL protests are “unpatriotic and deplorable”

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, drafted a letter urging President Donald J. Trump to honor the American flag and anthem by stopping all Department of Defense and federal government support for professional sporting leagues or teams that display disrespect for our flag and national anthem.  Brooks circulated the letter to House colleagues for support.

In the letter, Congressman Brooks stated, “Federal law about the American flag and National anthem is clear.  4 U.S.C. § 8 states, ‘the flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing’ and adds that ‘no disrespect should be shown to the flag.’  Further, 36 U.S.C. § 301 states, ‘During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart.’  The National Football League (NFL) is disrespecting America’s flag and national anthem.  The NFL’s conduct is not only unpatriotic and deplorable, it also conflicts with federal law.”

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State Rep. Tim Wadsworth endorses Roy Moore

September 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, had endorsed Moore in the Republican runoff.

Wadsworth said, “I’m proud to represent Winston, Walker, and Jefferson counties. In November of 2016, eighty-nine percent of Winston County voters supported Donald Trump and the county has been recognized as the most pro-Trump county in the United States. I continue to support the policies, reforms, and vision of President Trump and my district is more than ready to continue draining the D.C. swamp.”

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The National Debt: A Constitutional Crisis

September 7, 2017

By Judge Roy Moore

Imagine a world in which you could avoid paying your credit card debt simply by raising your own credit limit each time the bill became due. Then one day you suddenly realize that it would take one-fifth of all your spending just to pay the interest on that debt, and that retirement of the debt would be virtually impossible.

Although this scenario may sound extreme, our nation is in exactly that situation.

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Alabama Media Professionals host National Federation of Press Women in Birmingham

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Media Professionals will be hosting the National Federation of Press Women’s Annual Conference in Birmingham on September 7, 8 and 9, 2017.

AMP President Mary Wimberley said in a statement, “It’s time! The National Federation of Press Women’s Annual Conference comes to Birmingham September 7-9. A team of Alabama Media Professionals members has worked toward this event since about 2014, beginning with Elaine Hobson Miller’s vision for AMP to be a host affiliate.”

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Sewell opposes cuts to Head Start

September 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 31, 2017, U.S. Representative Terri Sewell, D-Selma, sent an email to constituents where she praised the Head Start program and lamented proposed cuts to the program for impoverished children, including the closing of some Head Start Centers in rural Alabama.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell wrote, “You might know that Early Head Start has provided educational jumpstarts to children ages 0 to 3 in parts of our congressional district and has expanded those services to the Choctaw, Dallas, Marengo, and Wilcox County service area. The language-rich activities that Early Head Start provides, such as reading, singing, and talking, are proven to lead to better life outcomes. The addition of Early Head Start in these rural Alabama counties is a big step forward. “
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