Survey shows Twinkle has healthy early lead in lieutenant governor’s race

February 9, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

If Alabama’s race for Lieutenant Governor were held today, Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, current president of the Alabama Public Service Commission, would best her competition by double-digits according to a new poll released by Public Opinion Strategies.

In a statewide survey conducted Feb. 3, 5 and 6, among 500 likely GOP primary voters, Cavanaugh had a 74 percent name ID, leading the field by over 50 points with only around 20 percent having heard of either of her rivals, State Senator Rusty Glover or State Representative Will Ainsworth.

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State Rep. Jim Carns concerned about Monsanto-Bayer merger

January 3, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. Jim Carns, R-Vestavia Hills, is asking the Anti-Trust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to take a serious look at a proposed merger between agrochemical giants Bayer AG and the Monsanto Company.

According to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, the merger would create a global integrated agricultural platform of seeds, crop protection biologics and digital farming.

“These are fancy words that could translate into putting the farming community in Alabama and the rest of the nation at risk by leaving the industry in the hands of a select few companies,” said Carns, who is chairman of the House Commerce and Small Business Committee.

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Strange supports Defense Authorization Act

July 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R) voted to advance the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which received unanimous committee support in allocating $632 billion for the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

Senator Strange said in a statement, “The NDAA passed this week reflects the priorities of military leadership and meets the stated unfunded requirements of each service,” said Strange. “President Trump and his administration have made it clear that rebuilding our military is a critical national priority, and this bill empowers the Department of Defense to support evolving missions and address growing threats. As the committee continues its work on behalf of our nation’s men and women in uniform, I remain committed to supporting Alabama’s important contributions to the finest fighting forces in the world.”
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Luther Strange: “Obamacare is in a Death Spiral”

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 23, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) urged Congress to repeal and replace the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare.

Senator Strange said on social media, “Obamacare is in a death spiral. Did you know that 47 counties in America are projected to have no Obamacare Exchange insurers in 2018? Congress needs to act to repeal and replace Obamacare now.”
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Luther Strange: “Obamacare is in a death spiral”

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 23, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) urged Congress to repeal and replace the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare.

Senator Strange said on social media, “Obamacare is in a death spiral. Did you know that 47 counties in America are projected to have no Obamacare Exchange insurers in 2018? Congress needs to act to repeal and replace Obamacare now.”
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Alabama’s Future: Three-Tier or Free Enterprise?

March 18, 2016

By Jim Eddins

As a small vineyard and winery owner in Alabama since 1971 (45 years), I have experience with adult beverage laws and taxes.

Perennial adult beverage legislation, sponsored by the usual suspects, is caused by globalized competition for beer, wine and spirits. A legal concept, a.k.a., the Three-Tier System, is unique to the adult beverage industry since the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Computers make the collection, reporting and payment of excise taxes part of Three Tier obsolete in 2016. The monopolistic aspects of Three-Tier is to constrain trade and eliminate competition. Our taxes pay to enforce monopoly. Free Enterprise loses.
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Charter School Bill Expected on House Floor Wednesday

March 18, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 17, multiple sources are reporting that the Alabama House leadership is expected to bring the controversial Charter Schools bill to the House floor in the Wednesday session of the Alabama House which begins at 3:00 pm.

On Tuesday, the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) said in a statement on Facebook, “Charter schools are public schools that have autonomy over key decisions like finance, personnel, schedule, curriculum, and instruction, and in return are held to the highest levels of accountability. The School Choice and Student Opportunity Act is a bold step towards ensuring every single child in Alabama has access to a quality education no matter where they live.”
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