More county elected officials join the Republican Party

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The 2018 elections are approaching and more Alabama elected officials are becoming members of the Republican Party.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made a statement welcoming the new ALGOP elected officials:

“Today, because of our strong county Republican parties, the ALGOP is thriving,” Lathan Said. “Now, 60 percent of all partisan elected officials in Alabama are Republican. With our steadfast conservative supporters, we can truly say we have a successful and well-equipped team. Our roots are deep and our message is clear as we prepare for the 2018 Alabama Primary Elections. Adding these valuable new members only helps to strengthen and grow our party.”

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Athens is Next Battleground over Taxes

August 17, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Athens School officials want to raise property taxes by 12 million and opponents allege that there has been improper use of school resources to pass that agenda in an August 25 referendum.

Similar allegations were made in Baldwin County. There, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) issued an AG’s opinion that using tax dollars to promote a tax increase is not illegal.

Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) and four Baldwin County residents sued the Baldwin County School Board and AG Strange over the issue. That case was dismissed by the judge. On Thursday, August 13, the Alabama Political Reporter spoke with Zeigler about the case and the City of Athens situation. Auditor Zeigler said, “We have until August 27 to decide whether to appeal that ruling.”
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