Alabama politicos praise President Trump

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Most of Alabama’s congressional delegation congratulated the new President.

US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said, “Congratulations to Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States! President Trump gave a great speech today, and I look forward to helping him

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Bentley says Trump inauguration speech uplifting

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 20, 2017, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) attended the inauguration of New York City billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump (R) as the 45th President of the United States.

Gov. Bentley praised the President’s inaugural address. Gov. Bentley said, “President Trump’s speech was optimistic, uplifting and directly addressed the people. President Trump

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SACS wants Bentley removed from all college boards

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The agency responsible for accrediting all of Alabama’s two- and four-year colleges and universities is asking the State Legislature to remove Gov. Robert Bentley from all State college boards because of a conflict-of-interest issue, according to a letter from the agency obtained The Alabama Political Reporter.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which issues accreditation for

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Tick-Tock: Dateline looms in Bentley/Mason ethics investigation

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The investigative arm of the State Ethics Commission is nearing completion of its probe into potential ethics violations by Gov. Robert Bentley and his former senior political adviser/alleged mistress, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, according to those close to the investigation.

These well-placed sources say Bentley and Mason recently received letters requiring their appearance before Special Agents of

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Committee assignments highlight top priorities

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

When I am not casting a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives or visiting with groups in my office, a large percentage of my time in Washington is spent serving on committees.

There are currently twenty standing committees in the House, and each member of Congress serves on at least one committee. These committees are where much of the legislative work is actually done.
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Unpacking Black districts may have little effect on Legislature

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 20, 2017, a three judge federal court panel ruled that the State of Alabama violated the US Constitution when it drew three Alabama Senate Districts and nine House Districts following the 2010 census and are barred by the court from using those districts as presently drawn in future elections. This means redistricting now become a major task for the Legislature during this 2017

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Thomas White has died

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 20, 2017 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) released a statement on the death of State Comptroller Thomas L. White, Jr.

Gov. Bentley said. “I am saddened to learn of the death of State Comptroller Thomas L. White, Jr. Just a few days ago, I spoke with his family and my thoughts and prayers are with him. Tom passed away yesterday, from a brief illness. For more than four decades

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Montgomery School Board will support State takeover

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Montgomery County School Board will accept the recommendation of a State takeover of the Montgomery school system and will work with the State to correct problems in the district, school board members said during a meeting on Friday.

The board voted unanimously to approve a plan recommended by Montgomery Superintendent Margaret Allen that called for teams of administrators to examine various aspects

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Breaking: Eleventh Circuit rules 12 Alabama State Districts must be redrawn 

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, the State of Alabama was notified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. They found that 12 State Senate and House Districts will need to be redrawn before the 2018 General Elections while House seats will not.

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Alabama Black Legislative Caucus in their challenge of the Constitutionality of the GOP’s 2012 redistricting

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Alabamians wonder what happens after Obamacare is repealed

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Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA—In Opelika, Alabama, there is a small office, tucked away on the second floor of a law practice along the small town’s main street. There’s no sign on the front door indicating its placement, and most wouldn’t know it’s there.

The office belongs to Hannah Duncan, a recent graduate of Auburn University who works as a health care navigator

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