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Separate Board for Two Year College System Passes Alabama House

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Separate Board for Two Year College System Passes Alabama House

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 23, the Alabama House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 191, which creates a new Board...

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Alabama SET Increase

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Alabama SET Increase

By Ellie Taylor, President, Alabama Grocers Association  

You may have heard or read of the proposed 82-cent per pack tax increase on cigarettes, an inc...

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Today is Fourth Anniversary of April 2011 Mega Tornado Event

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Today is Fourth Anniversary of April 2011 Mega Tornado Event

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On April 27th, 2011 253 Alabama residents lost their lives when 62 long track tornadoes swept across Alaba...

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Bentley Takes Tax Increase Tour to Etowah County

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Bentley Takes Tax Increase Tour to Etowah County

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday April 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) was in Etowah County meeting with members of the Cham...

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Senate Bill Takes Aim at Tax Exempt Groups

Monday, 27 April 2015
Senate Bill Takes Aim at Tax Exempt Groups

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee gave favorable report to a b...

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Meeting with Criminal Defense Brings Day to Abrupt End

Monday, 27 April 2015
Meeting with Criminal Defense Brings Day to Abrupt End

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—An abrupt adjournment of the House last Thursday caused many to question, "why?"

The House ended its ...

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Agencies Describe Dire Consequences of Budget Cuts

Monday, 27 April 2015
Agencies Describe Dire Consequences of Budget Cuts

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter  

MONTGOMERY—Taking a page from the Gipper’s playbook on Tuesday evening, Gov. Robert Bentley released a memo th...

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Sewell Congratulates Loretta Lynch on Her Confirmation

Monday, 27 April 2015
Sewell Congratulates Loretta Lynch on Her Confirmation

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 23, the United States Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as America’s next U.S. Attorne...

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Palmer Supports Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Monday, 27 April 2015
Palmer Supports Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 23 U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R from Hoover) as a member of the House Science, Space...

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Legislature Passes Virtual School Bill

Monday, 27 April 2015
Legislature Passes Virtual School Bill

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, April 23, the Alabama House of Representatives passed SB72 sponsored by State Senator Dick Br...

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House Committee Passes Rescheduling of ATF Repayment

Friday, 24 April 2015
House Committee Passes Rescheduling of ATF Repayment

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee gave a favorable voice vote to HB490.

The bill, spo...

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Palmer Votes for Pro-Life Resolution Affecting Washington, DC

Friday, 24 April 2015
Palmer Votes for Pro-Life Resolution Affecting Washington, DC

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, April 21, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) voted for a resolution to reject a Washington DC ...

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Zeigler Promotes Elimination of State Agency to Keep Parks Open

Friday, 24 April 2015
Zeigler Promotes Elimination of State Agency to Keep Parks Open

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, April 21 Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) introduced his plan to save the State Parks System...

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Alabama Remembers Oil Spill on Fifth Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Friday, 24 April 2015
Alabama Remembers Oil Spill on Fifth Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, April 20, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) said in a statement on Facebook:

“Five yea...

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Alabama Senate Passes Joint Resolution Opposing Medicaid Expansion

Friday, 24 April 2015
Alabama Senate Passes Joint Resolution Opposing Medicaid Expansion

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, April 21, the Alabama Senate overwhelmingly adopted Senate Joint Resolution 34, to express the...

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Latest SCOTUS Ruling Means Some Redistricting Assured

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Latest SCOTUS Ruling Means Some Redistricting Assured

 

 

By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

 

MONTGOMERY—In light of this weeks ruling by the US Supreme Court, the State of Alabama will most assuredly b...

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Zeigler Addresses Tuscaloosa Bamacarry

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Zeigler Addresses Tuscaloosa Bamacarry

 

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter 

 

On Monday, June 21 state Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) addressed an estimated 100 members of BamaCarry at Dre...

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New Chief Deputy “Steel Lady”

Thursday, 23 April 2015
New Chief Deputy “Steel Lady”

 

By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

 

MONTGOMERY—The Appointment of a new Chief Deputy at the Attorney General’s Office should have all of the croo...

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Fetal Heartbeat Bill Could Change Testing Requirements

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Fetal Heartbeat Bill Could Change Testing Requirements

 

 

By Susan Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

 

MONTGOMERY—Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) has introduced legislation HB405, “The Fetal Heartbeat Bill.” Thi...

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More Money for Private School Students Suggested

Thursday, 23 April 2015
More Money for Private School Students Suggested

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Under revisions to the Alabama Accountability Act, some private school students will be given a bigg...

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Alabama Real Estate Commission Hires Bob Riley and Associates' Lobbyist

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Alabama Real Estate Commission Hires Bob Riley and Associates' Lobbyist

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A lobbyist with Bob Riley and Associates has been hired for the Alabama Real Estate Commission, the ...

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Legislature Passes Stolen Valor Law

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Legislature Passes Stolen Valor Law

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 16, the Alabama Legislature passed HB2, the Stolen Valor bill, sponsored by State Represen...

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Rep. Patricia Todd Named State Director for Alabama HRC

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Rep. Patricia Todd Named State Director for Alabama HRC

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—State Representative Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) as been named State Director for the Human Rights ...

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Agency Says Budget Cuts Threat To Public Safety

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Agency Says Budget Cuts Threat To Public Safety

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY —Projected budget cuts in the General Fund will not only pose a threat to public safety, but will al...

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Governing Elite Will Be Honored

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Governing Elite Will Be Honored

By Bill Britt  
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Yellowhammer Multimedia announced on Monday, that meteorologist James Spann will be the Master of C...

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