Marshall Said that Pardons and Paroles Board Made Right Decision in Reversing Pilati’s Pardons

February 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall (R) announced in a statement that he is pleased with the State Pardons and Paroles Board decision to reverse 2012 and 2015 pardons for convicted former Franklin County District Attorney John Frederick Pilati and require he be placed back on the sex offender registry.

AG Marshall said, “I am pleased that the Board of Pardons and Paroles followed our recommendation to deny his pardons.” “John Pilati violated a solemn oath to protect and defend the people when he violated the civil rights through sexual contact with five different young men while he was district attorney.”
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Morrow Says Hubbard’s Book Was Nothing But a Pack of Lies

July 11, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 8, disgraced former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) was sentenced by Judge Walker to four years in prison plus sixteen years of probation and a $210,000 for 12 felony counts of violating Alabama’s ethics law…..ironically a bill that was championed by Mike Hubbard when he led the Alabama Republican Party takeover of both Houses of the Alabama legislature in 135 years.
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Franklin County Gets 80 Jobs and Furniture Distribution Center

May 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, May 23, Farmers Home Furniture announced plans to locate a $10 million new distribution center in the Russellville Industrial Park. The 325,000 square-foot facility will create 80 new jobs in Franklin County.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) said in a statement, “Farmers Furniture operates a growing network of retail stores, and I welcome their decision to open a distribution center in Franklin County, allowing the business to continue to grow. Creating jobs for Alabama citizens is my top priority, and I am grateful for the new jobs and the significant investment that Farmers is bringing to northwest Alabama.”
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Morrow Files Ethics Complaint Against Rebekah Caldwell Mason

April 6, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—An ethics complaint has been filed against Gov. Robert Bentley’s former senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, by State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay), stating she improperly influenced legislative actions.

Morrow says this animosity Mason has shown towards him began 25 years ago when, as a student in his economics class, she was unhappy with the grades she received.

In the complaint, Morrow recounts actions surrounding a local bill that applied only to Franklin County, a bill that Gov. Bentley had publicly and privately said he would sign. When speaking to alreporter.com, Morrow said, “She was pillow-talk lobbying…that’s caused the problem.”
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Morrow’s Efforts to Improve School Security in Franklin County Stalled in Senate

April 26, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, December 14, 2012, a 19 year old with no friends, no assistance, no formal military or police training, and few if any skills at anything other than first person shooter video games, shot his way through a locked glass door in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut at 9:35 am.  The shots were heard.  Principal Dawn Hochsprung, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, and lead teacher Natalie Hammond rushed to the sound of the gunfire called out “Shooter! Stay put!” and all three were shot (Hochsprung and Sherlach fatally).  The whole incident was broadcast over the school loudspeaker alerting everyone of the clear and present danger.  The shooter then went from classroom to classroom, fired 154 rounds, and killed 4 more adults and 20 first graders.  Victims were shot multiple times (one 6 year old was hit with 11 rounds) and the shooter reloaded frequently.
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Updated: Bentley Vetoes Franklin County School Safety Bill

March 7, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) vetoed a bill that would have authorized the Sheriff of Franklin County to authorize and train a force of volunteers to defend Franklin County Schools against an armed intruder scenario like what happened at Shady Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut in December, where 26 first graders and unarmed teachers were gunned down by a lone madman.
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