Trump appoints Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 19, 2017, President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) to be the next US Secretary of Agriculture

US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) applauded President-elect Donald Trump’s selection saying that Perdue is an experienced leader who is very familiar with and dedicated to the interests of farmers.

Congresswoman Roby said, “Governor

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Governor renews immunity claims in former ALEA secretary’s lawsuit

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley last week reiterated claims that he, as a constitutional officer of the State of Alabama, has immunity from civil action, especially from the lawsuit filed last year by former Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier.

Collier filed a defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit last year after he was fired by Bentley in March.

Bentley’s <a

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Alabama loses a statesman with passing of former Gov. Albert Brewer

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Former Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer died Monday at 88. Brewer was governor for only a short period of time, but his administration, and his personality, left an impact on the State.

Gov. Robert Bentley confirmed Brewer’s death Monday afternoon.

“Alabamians have lost a great leader today in the passing of Governor Albert Brewer,” Bentley

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Governor, Mason, dark-money group file to dismiss former security officer’s lawsuit

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Lawyers for Gov. Robert Bentley, his former top political aide Rebekah Mason and a pro-Bentley 501(c)(4) dark-money group called the Alabama Council for Excellent Government filed three separate motions on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit against them.

Wendall Ray Lewis, the former Head of the Governor’s Security Detail and Chief of the Office of

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The Governor is devising a plan to combat Alabama’s opioid epidemic

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Seventy-eight people die in the US every day from opioid painkiller overdose, and the Yellowhammer State has the highest rate of painkiller prescribing in the country and one of the highest rates of opioid abuse in the country. Gov. Robert Bentley wants a better plan to attack the epidemic.

Bentley on Thursday signed an executive order creating a new Council

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No one should be surprised by Alabama’s bogus graduation rates

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama graduation rates were “misreported.”

That was the official line from the Alabama Department of Education last week, as officials there were forced to finally announce what they’ve known for years.

That Alabama’s graduation rates are bogus.

Don’t be fooled by the claims of surprise from anyone. Not from State School Board members. Not from the Governor, who is a board member. No

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Alabama Supreme Court demands JIC provide reason for keeping Moore case sealed

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Alabama Supreme Court has sent an order to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) giving them fourteen days to show cause as to why the Motion to Intervene and Unseal filed by The Alabama Political Reporter should not be granted.

The JIC sealed all the file on their case against Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore (R). Normally cases are sealed to protect the privacy

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1978: Gov. Wallace appoints Mrs. Allen to US Senate

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The last time a Governor of Alabama made an appointment to the US Senate was after the death of James Allen in 1978. Allen suffered a fatal heart attack on June 1, 1978, while vacationing with his wife, Maryon. A few days later Gov. George Wallace phoned Allen’s young Chief of Staff, Tom Coker, to ask who he thought the Senator would want to take his seat in Washington. “I was still

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Reports claim that Bentley may bring Mrs. Mason back to State government

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, a source has told the Alabama Political Reporter that embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has discussed bringing former top political advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason back to Alabama State Government. The agency that hires Mrs. Mason would then loan her back to the Bentley Administration.

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Luther Strange becomes chairman of Republican Attorneys General Association

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, November Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) is the new chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA).

AG Strange officially assumed the chairmanship of RAGA during the national association’s meeting this weekend in Austin, Texas.

AG Strange said in a statement, “I’m honored to be named chairman of a group that ‘The Wall Street Journal’ last week hailed

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