Governor in the process of reviewing staff and cabinet positions

April 12, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — Most incoming governors have a few months to plan for their transition into power. Gov. Kay Ivey had a few hours.

Ivey, fresh into her new job, is evaluating all appointed staff and cabinet positions within the Governor’s Office to determine who to keep on and who to let go, her spokesperson said Wednesday. That includes the high-profile positions of Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary and Medicaid Commissioner.

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Jon Mason let go from State position as SERVE Alabama director

April 12, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — There are no more Masons in the Governor’s Office, at least not any related to Rebekah Mason.

On Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey accepted the resignation of Jon Mason, the director of SERVE Alabama who also happens to be the husband of Rebekah Mason. Rebekah had been embroiled in a spiraling sex scandal with former Gov. Robert Bentley, which ended with his resignation on Monday.

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Hubbard’s Lee County Trial Finally Ends in Silence

September 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The post-trial appeal of convicted felon and former Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, finally expired on September 8, in silence, according to the Attorney General’s office calculations.

For almost four years, Hubbard, aided by his criminal lawyers, used the State House, the Governor’s Office and some within the Attorney General’s office to deny, deflect and delay justice. Hubbard stormed the State House presiding over an orgy of greed and corruption. Those days are over for Hubbard and so is any appeal before the circuit court of Lee County.
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