Alabama’s October unemployment rate falls to record low 3.6 percent

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is just 3.6 percent, down from September’s previous record-tying rate of 3.8 percent, and well below October 2016’s rate of 6.1 percent.

“Today, I’m thrilled to announce Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October is down to 3.6 percent,” Ivey said in a statement. “This is the LOWEST in Alabama HISTORY! What we are doing is working and, in turn, Alabamians are working. I will persist in my efforts to put every Alabamian who wants to work in a good paying job by recruiting high-wage, high-skill industries to our state.”

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McClendon announces he will run for re-election to State Senate

August 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, August 28, 2017, State Senator Jim McClendon, R-Springville, announced that he will seek a second term in the Alabama Senate. McClendon was elected to the seat in 2014.

Sen, McClendon represents Senate District 11, which covers portions of Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties.

McClendon said in a statement, “I’ll support legislation that helps small businesses grow and create good-paying jobs.”

McClendon added, “I want to focus on making the lives of hardworking Alabama families better, and I’ll continue my efforts to fight for the conservative values we all share.”

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Bill to save Sheriffs money on inmate Healthcare costs

March 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Alabama House of Representative passed a bill to allow sheriffs in Alabama to pass some of their healthcare costs to Medicaid. Under current law the county Sheriff’s office is responsible for all of the costs of the healthcare of the prisoners in the county jail. Since Obamacare has greatly increased the cost of healthcare, providing prisoner healthcare has become a burden on Sheriff’s Departments across Alabama.
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Governor declares State of Emergency

December 1, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday issued a State of Emergency following deadly storms on Tuesday night. Alabama has experienced severe thunderstorms, hail, straight line winds, and tornadoes causing damage in 12 counties including: Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, and Winston. Three people died in Jackson County where 20 homes were destroyed and 46 homes were damaged.
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Legislators Make Recommendations on Amendments

November 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

For months, Alabamians have been focused on who they are going to vote for President of the United States. On Tuesday, they go to the polls and vote, where they face the hard stuff: voting on another fourteen amendments to the Alabama Constitution. A number of state legislators have expressed their opinions on the various amendments.

State Representative Christopher John England (D-Tuscaloosa) said that Amendment 1, “Expands the Auburn Board of Trustees to promote and encourage diversity. It also staggers the member’s terms so that they don’t all expire at the same time. I am voting yes.”
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Senator Dial Takes Action

October 11, 2016

By Larry Lee
Education Matters

Unbelievable as it may seem, according to Alabama law, the requirements for someone to be the superintendent of a local school system are much tougher than those to be state superintendent, which is about like saying an operating room nurse needs more training than the surgeon she is assisting.

Alabama Code Section 16-9-2 spells out the requirements for a local superintendent. for example: The county superintendent of education shall be chosen for his general fitness and character and shall be a person of recognized ability as a school administrator. No person shall be eligible for appointment by any county board of education or for any political party nomination, or for election to the office of county superintendent of education unless such person:
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Breaking: Bogus Report Leaked By Bentley Cohort To Smear Nemesis

October 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERYAlabama Political Reporter confirmed late Friday night that an operative inside Gov. Robert Bentley’s administration leaked a false report to Associated Press (AP) reporter Kim Chandler, smearing former law enforcement chief, Spencer Collier.

Chandler has yet to publish the findings in the trumped-up document, but she has received all the material, according to insiders.

The suspicious report stems from an investigation ordered by the Governor within hours of Collier’s firing.
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Governor Bentley Announces Alabama’s July Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.7 percent 

August 23, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 19, 2016, according to the latest numbers from the US Department of Labor, Alabama’s unemployment rate is the lowest that it has been in eight years.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 5.7 percent. A big drop from June’s rate of 6.0 percent and well below July 2015’s rate of 6.1 percent. The July rate represents 123,095 unemployed persons, compared to 130,298 in June and 130,098 in July 2015.
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Gov. Bentley Among Those Testifying at Montgomery Special Grand Jury

July 14, 2016

 By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—At 8:39 am, Wednesday, Gov. Robert Bentley walked into the Special Grand Jury being held in Montgomery County as Alabama Political Reporter reported yesterday.

Bentley’s entourage included legal counsel David Byrne and one of his personal attorneys, Bill Espy.

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Following the governor was Hal Taylor, chief of staff to former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier.

After lunch Collier’s replacement Stan Stabler, current ALEA head, entered the special grand jury room.
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Five Elected Officials Switch To GOP

March 10, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, March 6, the Alabama Republican Party announced that five elected officials from Lauderdale and Talladega Counties have decided to switch to the Republican Party.

Alabama Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) welcomed the new officials to the Republican Party at a press conference at the Shoals Conference Center in Sheffield.

ALGOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan said to the new members, “You did it right. You searched your heart…and then you reached out to the Lauderdale GOP.”
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