Ivey presents $2.3 million to Wallace State’s Oneonta Campus

October 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) was the keynote speaker at the ground-breaking ceremony celebrating the construction of Wallace State-Oneonta’s new technical training facility. The governor announced her support for this initiative, which she said could be a model for all of rural Alabama. Ivey presented the project a $2.3 million grant.

The project includes the construction of 20,000 square feet, which will house academic and workforce development space as well as economic development offices for both 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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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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Can’t never could

July 6, 2017

Rep. Craig Ford

One of the things I learned from my dad when I was young, is that you can accomplish the things that may seem impossible; things that other people tell you can’t be done.

More than once, somebody (sometimes even me) would tell my dad that something couldn’t be done. But dad would just smile at them and say, “Can’t never could.”

As a legislator, my dad fought for a lot of projects that some people doubted would ever become a reality. Dad fought for I-759 before it ever existed (years later, they named it the “Joe Ford Highway” in honor of him).
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Hunter Says that State Should Make Community Colleges Attainable

September 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The President Pro Tem for the Alabama State Board of Education Mary Scott Hunter (R) was recently asked to contribute her opinion to a discussion at wallethub.com on whether or not college should be free.

Hunter wrote, “While I don’t believe that college should be free, I do believe that state leaders would be wise to make it very affordable for their citizens. The fact is an educated citizenry is the number one most important factor in a state’s economic viability. The easiest way for policymakers to address this problem within their state is to look hard at their community college systems.”
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BREAKING: Gov. Bentley Great State 2019 Plan Unveiled Tonight

February 2, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Later this evening, Governor Robert Bentley will unveil his far-reaching agenda to move the State forward into the future. The bold, yet inactive “Great State 2019” Plan, outlines a list of priorities often discussed, but rarely acted upon. If this Governor is successful in completing his goal for the State, he will have a legacy claimed by few.

From educational opportunities that offer real hope of impacting the lives of students, to rebuilding the prison systems crumbling infrastructure, Governor Bentley is looking beyond the horizon of his own administration.
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Byrne On Obama Proposal For Free Community College

January 12, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 9 Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) criticized a plan announced by President Barack Obama on Thursday to make community college free for students.

US Representative Byrne told the Alabama Political Reporter and other press representatives at a news conference that the free two year college suggestion was just a, “Lame duck president scratching for relevance.” Byrne said that President Obama was, “Becoming less and less relevant every day.”
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