Gov. Ivey asks, “Why do you serve?”

January 10, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In her first State of the State address, Gov. Kay Ivey hit all the right notes, even when evoking legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s statement on why he wrote music.

Ivey rightfully took credit for righting the ship of state as she promised at her swearing-in ceremony nine months ago.

Perhaps most striking – her message was inclusive, not simply pandering to the most extreme elements of the Republican base. Throughout the 40 minute speech, she spoke about “we” and “us,” not “us versus them.” Even the stagecraft spoke to diversity with Democrat Congressional leaders Sen. Linda Coleman and Anthony Daniels sharing the diocese.
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The Balance of Power

July 20, 2016

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

Sometimes when I observe national politics I am enthralled by the magnificent creation of our American government. When our forefathers founded our democracy it was grounded in British parliamentarian philosophy with a unique American blend, which of course omitted a monarchy. Now, 240 years later, it is a very representative democracy.

As our founders designed, we have three very independent and equally important branches of government, Executive, Judicial and Legislative. The Executive Branch is the most visible with the election of a U.S. President every four years. In earlier times, military men ascended to the presidency. George Washington was first and foremost a General. Our last military Chief Executive was Ike Eisenhower.
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More Voices Calling for Hubbard to Step Down

January 12, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, January 11, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan announced that the State Steering Committee had passed a resolution calling for embattled Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) to resign.

State Representative Jack Williams (R-Vestavia) disagreed strongly with the resolution. Rep. Williams said, “It’s unfortunate to see the politics of personal destruction rear it’s ugly head in our party and in our State.”
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