A sports complex would be big for our local economy

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By House Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

Etowah County has produced a lot of great athletes over the years, including several NFL players like Dre Kirkpatrick and Carnell “Cadillac” Williams. In November, the “Lady Fusion 03” soccer team won the state championship in the U13 division.

We have a proud sports tradition here, and now more than ever we need a sports complex to accommodate these teams. Whether its you

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EPA Warns that Chemicals Could be Too High in Eight Alabama Water Systems

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, May 20, the Alabama Department of Public Health announced that the tap water from the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority, the Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board, the Centre Water and Sewer Board, A.W. (Vinemont Anon West Point) Water Systems Inc., West Lawrence Water Co-op, the Northeast Alabama Water District, the Rainbow City Utilities Board, and the Southside Water Works

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Maybe Santa Will Bring Us What Congressman Aderholt Won’t: The I-759 Extension

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas, and children across the state are heading to the mall or shopping center to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

I haven’t sat on Santa’s lap since I was a kid, but at this point Santa may be our best hope for finally getting the I-759 extension.

Every elected official in Etowah County has said for years that the I-759 extension

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Bentley Takes Tax Increase Tour to Etowah County

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday April 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) was in Etowah County meeting with members of the Chamber of Commerce to warn about the impact to Etowah County if the Legislature passes a 2016 General Fund budget that cuts government agencies and programs without any of his requested revenue increases.

Gov. Bentley said, “We are facing a tremendous crisis in our General Fund Budget that

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Gladden Opposes Combining Budgets

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Most states have all of their revenue from income taxes, sales taxes, sin taxes, property taxes, business taxes, licenses, and fees come into one common fund. Then, legislators prioritize their spending for the next business year into how much money the schools, prisons, court system, state colleges, state police, roads, state parks, Medicaid, etc. need in order to function for the next year

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House Minority Leader Craig Ford to Run For Re-Election

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, Representative Craig Ford (D) from Gadsden ended much speculation when he announced that he was seeking re-election to the Alabama House of Representatives.

The Minority Leader in the Alabama House of Representatives said, “I enjoy serving the people of District 28, and I believe I can do more for education, state employees, law enforcement, firefighters and the people of Etowah

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Butler Qualifies: Faces Primary Opponent

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Rainbow City Republican Mack Butler qualified to run for re-election, like most Republican legislators, on Wednesday when Alabama Republican Party staffers visited the capital city to allow legislators the chance to qualify without having to make the drive up to Alabama Republican Headquarter in the Birmingham/Hoover area.

Rep. Mack Butler announced on Facebook, “The Alabama Republican Party

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Sen. Phil Williams Critical of Wind Mill Project

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In a recent op-ed on his website, Senator Phil Williams (R) from Rainbow City suggests that money and financial gain are behind the recent war on coal that has recently descended on the State.

Sen. Williams wrote that there should be a requirement that, “…so-called ‘Green Energy’ resources prove their worth without having to be propped up by massive subsidization. In a free

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Michael Gladden announces candidacy for Nordgren’s seat

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY-—Michael Gladden announced this week that he will run as a Democrat to represent the 29th district in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Gladden is from Gadsden, Ala., and will run against incumbent Becky Nordgren (R-Gadsden) if she seeks re-election. At this point, Gladden does not have a primary opponent.

“I have always held a deep-rooted passion for my community and for

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Severe Weather Strikes in Etowah County

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, powerful storms swept across much of Alabama bringing wind, rain, and thunder.  Especially hard his was Etowah County where a tornado touched down, State Representative Craig Ford (D) from Gadsden said on Facebook, “Recognizing the level of destruction in Etowah County, I toured the area today w/ the state EMA Director, Mr. Art Faulkner. There are a lot of citizens in Etowah county

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