GOP Steering Committee flees meeting without announcing a decision about Moore

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party’s Steering Committee met for three hours in a closed meeting Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel to decide the fate of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been deluged by national criticism after allegations of misconduct in the late 1970s were first published by the Washington Post.

The 21 member ALGOP steering committee slipped out of the building in the night without addressing the gathered media or releasing a statement.  Reportedly the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee did not decertify Roy Moore as the Republican nominee.  Reportedly the Alabama Republican Party remains behind Roy Moore…for now.

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Ginny Shaver running for House District 39

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Ginny Shaver announced that she is running for the Republican nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives District 39. She made the announcement amidst a crowd of supporters, friends and family in her hometown at Leesburg Day.

Shaver said, “I’m proud to be a 5th generation Alabamian, and District 39 has been our home for the past 34 years. During that time our regional political landscape has transformed to a solid conservative majority and our representation should reflect that change. President Trump was elected because the people are tired of political insiders and special interests in all levels of government. That is why I must step forward now and give the voters a clear choice and an opportunity to elect one of the people, for the people.”

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Rep. Mac Butler running for State Senate

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, State Representative Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to District 10 of the Alabama State Senate.

Rep. Butler said in a statement, “Our community has been blessed for the past seven years to have conservative leadership in the Alabama Senate, because I’ve been encouraged by so many people and there’s so much work to do in Montgomery, I have decided to enter this race to give the people of Etowah, Cherokee and DeKalb counties the small government, pro-liberty representation in Montgomery that they want.”

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Former House Minority Leader Craig Ford will not run for Governor

August 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) announced Thursday that he will not be a Gubernatorial candidate in 2018.  State Rep. Ford had been openly considering a run for Governor for the last year.

Rep. Ford said, “Over the last several years, I have been asked by people from all over the State to run for Governor. It has been truly humbling to receive so much support, and I am grateful to all of my supporters who have expressed so much confidence in me. But after prayerful consideration and many long conversations with my family, I have decided not to enter the race for Governor next year.”

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ADEM and Alabama Department of Health Withdraw their Health Advisory on Gadsden Water

May 24, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

By Monday, May 23, almost every news outlet in the state had reported that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health were warning that pregnant women, women who are nursing, infants, and infants on formula should not be drinking any water from the Gadsden Water Authority because of levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA) that are above the new maximum standards suggested by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA Warns that Chemicals Could be Too High in Eight Alabama Water Systems

May 23, 2016

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 and Sewer Board may pose some health risks according to new standards released by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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Alabama Immigrant Activists Block Entrance of Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden

March 25, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, March 25, seven undocumented Alabama residents and supporters locked themselves together in front of the entrance of the Etowah County Detention Center as part of a national campaign demanding that President Obama use his executive authority to stop deportations.

The group announced in a press release that their blockade started at 10 a.m. on Monday at the INS facility at 827 Forrest Ave, Gadsden, AL 35901.
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Michael Gladden announces candidacy for Nordgren’s seat

June 10, 2013

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 public service long before I first ran for office in 2006,” Gladden said on Facebook on Thursday.
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Gadsden Times: Sending gasoline overseas

January 3, 2012

Staff Report

That strange sound you hear is U.S. drivers, who have seen the average price of gasoline more than double over the last three years, restoring their collective jaws to their proper positions after digesting a fact that was revealed last week.

The No. 1 product exported by the U.S. in 2011 wasn’t agricultural or manufactured goods. It’s something that a decade ago didn’t even register on the country’s top 25 list of exports, and something the U.S. hasn’t been a net exporter of since Harry Truman was president.
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Alabama House Members Calling for Review of RSA Performance

December 18, 2011

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama House member Jim Patterson (R) from Meridianville is calling for an outside audit of Retirement Systems of Alabama investment performance. Rep. Patterson said, in an exclusive interview with the Alabama Political Reporter. “We are not getting good information.”

Rep. Patterson said that during the last ten years Retirement Systems of Alabama has been one of the worst performing public pension funds. Those numbers are based on valuations set by auditors hired by the RSA. In the last fifteen years, the Alabama state teachers’ pension fund has invested heavily in hard assets like commercial real estate, Alabama TV stations, Alabama newspapers, golf courses, and a box car factory. Valuing real property like real estate and businesses is an inexact science and Patterson questions the methodology used by RSA.
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