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.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation. Read More

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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Mike Hale Addresses Young Republicans

April 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 14, Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale (R) addressed the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans (GBYRs).

Sheriff Hale told the GBYRs “I appreciate the influence you give the county. This group carries a lot of weight it really does.”

Hale said, “I never looked at the Churches or Republican Clubs as to the place to raise money. My dad worked at CIPCO and my mother worked at Continental Gin so I have always had to raise money to run for office. At first it was tough but over time I became more comfortable with it. It takes money to buy radio time. You have got to have money to buy TV time. People judge us as politicians by the campaigns we run. We can put together some cheap looking stuff with a lot of heart in our garage, but the voters likely won’t respond well if our campaign is seen as shoddy.”
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Alabama Human Trafficking Summit is Today

February 5, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Human Trafficking is the most common form of modern day slavery worldwide and is a growing problem in the United States.  It is estimated that 300,000 American youth are vulnerable to becoming sex trafficking victims.  Pimps target runaways, homeless, and abused and/or neglected children. Child sex trafficking alone is estimated to be a growing $9.8 billion industry in the US 

The Alabama Human Trafficking Summit brings together law enforcement, district attorneys, social services, and charities that work in this field with experts.
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