Marshall says that Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State on his watch

July 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) said in a letter to Alabama Republicans that, “For as long as I‘m Attorney General Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.”

AG Marshall promises voters that, “We will crack down on illegal immigrants. I will work with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Federal Law Enforcement officials as they revive the enforcement of immigration laws across the country, including in Alabama.”
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Chess Bedsole is running for attorney general

July 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6, 2017, Trump’s Alabama campaign Chairman Attorney and Criminal Court Judge Chess Bedsole announced that he was launching a campaign to receive the Republican nomination for Alabama Attorney General.
Bedsole has spent the last two years working with President Donald Trump’s campaign and then working for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Senior Counsel to the incoming Department of Justice.

During his time with the Sessions’ transition team, Bedsole worked to rewrite Obama executive orders and implement the policies of Trump and Sessions.
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Alice Martin announces candidacy for Attorney General

June 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 12, 2017, former US Attorney Alice H. Martin, announced that she is a Republican candidate for Alabama Attorney General in the 2018, GOP Primary.

Martin wrote in a statement, “After years of corruption in Alabama, public-trust in our institutions and government has been eroded. The people of our great State no longer believe that their elected representatives have their best interest in mind. Instead, they have seen countless examples of back room deals and perks for career politicians at their expense. Integrity must be brought back to Montgomery, and I am here to lead that charge. Today, I announce my candidacy for the office of Alabama Attorney General.”
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Five Corrections workers arrested

May 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced that a task force investigation had led to the arrest of five prison employees at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County for conspiracy to smuggle in contraband.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said in a statement, “After months of investigating this case, our corruption and fraud task force uncovered the bribery scheme involving correctional officers who are sworn to protect the public, but instead chose to use their position to illegally further their self-interest.”
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Alabama: the final resting place for facts

January 10, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

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Prison bill could be defining moment

December 7, 2016

By House Minority Leader Craig Ford

Prisons could be the issue that defines the Alabama Legislature in 2017. Gov. Bentley has said he may call a special session to address the issue, and has indicated that he will revive the prison construction bill he first proposed in his 2016 State of the State address.

In recent years, numerous lawsuits have been filed relating to the conditions in our prisons. Violence and riots have increased as the number of corrections officers has decreased, and even the federal government has begun an investigation of violence, rape and overcrowding in our prisons.
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Melton Wins Selma Mayoral Election

October 5, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, State Representative Darrio Melton (D-Selma) won the run-off election to be the next Mayor of Selma. Melton said that his election shows that the people of Selma prefer progress over stagnation.

Rep. Melton said in a statement, “I am both honored and humbled that the people of Selma have expressed faith in me to be their next mayor. I want to congratulate my opponent on a well-run campaign, and I want to thank everyone who has worked to get our message out to make this victory possible. I would be remiss if I did not especially thank my wife, Christi, for her support and steadfast partnership.”
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Felon Hubbard Seeks Friends and Cash

August 22, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Earlier this month, convicted felon and former Alabama Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, sent an email to “business leader(s)” encouraging then to read his latest motion.

Hubbard writes, “…it very clearly lays out multiple reasons a new trial should be held, explains why the verdict on each charge was incorrect and how it negatively impacts business moving forward.”

Hubbard’s latest email appears to be a continuation of his public relations campaign to influence the public, remain relevant and raise much need cash for his criminal defense.
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Republican Convention Concludes

July 22, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 22, the Republican convention in Cleveland finally concluded. Donald Trump made his pitch to the Republican Party to unite behind him and Mike Pence. It will take time to find out if the people will unite behind him; but many party leaders have not.

Trump said, “Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.”
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State May Come After Hubbard’s Assets

June 17, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Under the 2014 Forfeiture Act, the State can seize Mike Hubbard’s assets, because they were used in the commission of a crime. Hubbard, on June 10, was found guilty of twelve felony counts of public corruption for which he faces up to twenty years in State prison, and $30,000 in fines for each count.

The Criminal Proceeds Forfeiture Act provides that “any property, proceeds, or instrumentality of every kind, used or intended for use in the course of, derived from, or realized through the commission of a felony offense, as defined in this act, or as inducement or attempt or conspiracy to commit such offenses, is subject to civil forfeiture.”
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