Baldwin County Young Republicans vote to continue supporting Moore

November 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Baldwin County Young Republicans announced that they unanimously had decided to break with the policy of the Alabama Federation of Young Republicans and were going to continue to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Tuesday evening, the group contacted the Alabama Political Reporter to announce the decision.

“In light of many young republican groups rescinding their support for the republican candidate we have decided that we will continue to support Judge Roy Moore,” the group said. “Because We believe in the sacred principles of the American judicial system that being, ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ However, we will address the allegations with intellectual honesty, because we firmly believe that character is as important as policy when electing public officials. That being said, if the allegations are proven to be true beyond a reason of doubt, either before or after the election, then our stance is subject to change. But as of now we will not sell out the republican candidate to unproven allegations.”

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Appointed Chief Justice Lyn Stuart to run for a full term

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (R) announced that she is seeking election as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Stuart has been a judge for 29 years and has served on the Alabama Supreme Court since 2001. She was appointed chief justice by Governor Kay Ivey (R) in April 2017, after former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) retired to run for U.S. Senate.  Stuart was already an associate justice and had been the acting chief justice since Moore had been suspended for failing to order Alabama’s probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  When Ivey formally elevated Stuart, she appointed Montgomery attorney Will Sellers (R) to the Court to fill Stuart’s seat.

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Strange and Sonny Perdue meet with Farmers

July 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 21, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R) hosted US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue  in Alabama in order to listen to concerns from farmers regarding the 2018 Farm Bill.

Secretary Perdue addressed a packed room of farmers and agriculture industry leaders from across the State.

Sen. Strange said. “We don’t need a translator for Sonny (Purdue is a former governor from Georgia), he speaks our language, he’s our neighbor and he understands the needs represented in this room. He has a strong background in farming and President Trump could not have picked a better person to lead the USDA during a time that farmers are hurting across the country. I’m proud to the voice for Alabama farmers on the Ag Committee, especially as we work hard with Secretary Perdue and other Trump administration officials on this Farm Bill so that is so critical for our State.”
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A Recap From The Road

October 25, 2016
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

What do dehydrated fruits and vegetables, a new workforce training center, six town hall meetings, and the University of Alabama have in common? They were all a part of my busy week on the road in Southwest Alabama.

Some of my most valuable time is spent traveling across the First Congressional District talking directly to the people I represent in Congress. With the House out of session until after the upcoming election, there have been many great opportunities to listen to the ideas and concerns of my constituents.
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Bentley’s Luxury Hotel and Conference Center

September 16, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, September 15, a triumphant Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) responded to news that Circuit Judge Greg Griffin had dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block his controversial plan to build a extravagant Hotel and Conference Center at Gulf State Park.

Governor Bentley said in a statement, “Today’s decision reiterates that the Gulf State Park project is proceeding within legal means. This is the second lawsuit against the project to be dismissed. Today’s dismissal was with prejudice meaning the judge found the claims to be without merit and that the plaintiffs cannot bring another lawsuit. The redevelopment of the Gulf State Park will benefit Alabama as well as all state parks throughout the State.”
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Illegal Aliens Will Not be Housed on Alabama Military Installations

July 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 15, the Obama Administration announced that they have made the decision not to use military bases in Alabama to house illegal alien teens and children, who are detained at the US border. Several members of the Alabama Congressional delegation had fought the move to turn military bases in the State, into illegal aliens detention facilities.

US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) said in a statement, “It’s not going to happen: No detained immigrant minors will be sent to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery or any other Alabama military installation, I confirmed today.”
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Shelby and Sessions Object to Plan to Dump Illegal Aliens at Baldwin County Airfields

July 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 6, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) sent a joint letter to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Attorney General expressing their strong objection to a plan using two outlying airfields at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, located in Baldwin County, Alabama, as a potential location for housing illegal alien juveniles. The two Alabama Senators also expressed their opposition to the Administration’s handling of the crisis at the southern border.
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Senator Pittman’s Hammer

December 17, 2015

Education Matters
By Larry Lee

School kids make a terrible rope in a political tug of war. Yet too many politicians continue to use education dollars as a hammer to wave over the heads of those who run our schools.

The latest example is Senator Trip Pittman of Baldwin County, former chair of the Senate Finance & Taxation Education committee. (He will chair the Finance & Taxation General Fund committee next session.)
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Matthew Brown Announces State Board of Education Candidacy

September 16, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Matthew Brown announced his candidacy for the District 1 seat on the State Board of Education.

Mr. Brown was appointed by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) to the vacant seat in July and will seek the Republican Party nomination for the first district seat in the March 1st Republican Primary.

matthew-brownMatt Brown said in a statement, “Education is the great stepping stone which enables young people to achieve success in our society. I am humbled and honored to have this opportunity to invest in the future of Alabama’s children.”
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Voters Reject Another Tax Increase

August 19, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 18 Jackson County voters went to the polls and rejected pleas by the County Commission for a one percent sales tax increase. 64 percent of the voters voted down the unpopular tax increase.

Alabama Legislators have historically scheduled these kinds of referendums in single issue races where as few a voters as possible are likely to even know there is an election, much less one that raises their taxes.  That way a handful of connected people are usually able to decide the issue (many of them local government employees) because they are the only ones aware of the vote.
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