Siegelman Says: Not This Lottery

August 3, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Seventeen years ago, one Alabama Governor proposed a lottery amendment to the Constitution. It sailed through the Alabama Legislature and went to the people of Alabama who decisively rejected the proposal. Now a new Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley (R), is proposing a new lottery amendment; but that former Governor, Don Siegelman (D), is urging that this new lottery proposal be rejected.

Gov. Siegelman said, “I had been asking the people of Alabama to establish a lottery since 1989. Over and over I pleaded “Every child, regardless of where they are born or to whom, deserve the right to quality education and every child should have the hope and dream of knowing that if they make their grades and stay out of trouble, they’ll be able to go to college free. In 1998 I was elected Governor again calling for an “Education Lottery”. A Georgia style lottery with 100% of the proceeds going into the “Alabama Education Trust Fund”.
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Julia Weller Selected As Next Alabama Supreme Court Clerk

June 26, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Justices of the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously selected attorney Julia Weller to be the next Clerk for the Alabama Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) said in a written statement, “Julia Weller was selected from over 50 qualified candidates for Supreme Court clerk. She is a very experienced attorney who has demonstrated exceptional professionalism and integrity throughout her career in law. We believe that Mrs. Weller will be an outstanding servant of the people of this State.”
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