A bill that can save lives

Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

I met a young boy named Gabe Griffin a few years back at Battleship Park in Mobile. His family and friends had organized a cross country bike ride that started in Oregon and ended on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

The goal of the ride was to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare disease in young boys that causes your muscles to weaken rapidly. Despite suffering from Duchenne, Gabe was thrilled

read more

Amendment 2: Fact vs Fiction, Check The Records

state-parks

By Senator Clay Scofield

Visiting Alabama’s State Parks and boating on Lake Guntersville were staples of my childhood. As I’ve travelled and experienced other public lands around the country, I’ve grown to appreciate these parks more and recognize the incredible gift from God our state parks are to us. This is why, for the last few years, I’ve been doing all I can to protect these amazing resources. The state parks belong to the

read more

Young Democrats Debate Watch

young-democrats

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Young Democrats across Alabama hosted public watch parties for the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night.

The Alabama Young Democrats, a statewide organization, along with members of their Birmingham, East Alabama and North-Central Alabama chapters, hosted a joint watch party with the Hillary Clinton campaign at the Historic Carver Theatre

read more

Standing Up for the Gulf Coast

Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

I am so proud to live on the Gulf Coast. From our delicious food to the abundant natural resources, our part of the country is unlike any other.

My family has called this area home since the 1780s. My family has always enjoyed fishing, swimming, boating, and just spending time on the Gulf. It has become a way of life for my family, just like it has for so many others.
Read More

read more

State Senator Says Bentley Breaking the Law with Gulf State Park Spending

robert-bentley

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Firebrand Senator Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville) added an amendment to the Gulf State Park Project appropriations bill that sets a deadline for funding. It reads, “If the State of Alabama does not receive or has not been awarded any National Resource Damage Assessment funds or Restore Act funds for the purposes of this chapter by December 31, 2015, this chapter is repealed on January

read more

The BP Settlement Belongs to All of Alabama

oil-export-rig-offshore-drilling

By Thomas Scovill

SB267 is a bill proposed by Senator Hightower of Mobile County, to grab the State’s BP settlement money for road projects in Baldwin and Mobile Counties on the Gulf coast.

The $1 billion in the State settlement is just one of many settlements. Many individuals, businesses, and local governments have already gotten, or will get money in other settlements for their particular damages. On top of this, in

read more

Handicapping the Governor’s Race (Continued)

sflowers

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

This week we will continue counting down and handicapping the prospective horses in the 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial Derby. We handicapped the following horses in descending order last week, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (18), Supreme Court Justice Jim Main (17), Sen. Greg Reed (16), Sen. Arthur Orr (15) and Mayor Vaughn Stewart (14).

This week we begin with horse Number 13, a spot which is held

read more

Transocean Settlement Means $20 Million More for General Fund

state-budget

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, October 22 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) announced that Alabama has agreed to a settlement with Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., which owned the Deepwater Horizon. Alabama will receive $20 million which is all being directed to the state general fund (SGF).

Governor Bentley said, “The State of Alabama suffered tremendous environmental and economic losses because

read more

Strange Announces Details of BP Settlement

oil-export-rig-offshore-drilling

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, October 5 Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) more details about Alabama’s settlement with BP regarding damages from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

AG Strange said in a statement, “After five years of litigation, I am pleased to announce that Alabama’s $1 billion settlement with BP for economic damages is now officially approved by all parties.  In addition, the United

read more

BP Settlement Brings Help for General Fund

state-budget

By Brandon Moseley  
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 2, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R)and Governor Robert Bentley (R) announced that BP has agreed to pay the State of Alabama $1 billion in economic damages and approximately $1 billion in natural resource damages and Federal penalty monies to resolve the State’s claims arising from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Attorney General Strange said in a statement, “As

read more

© Copyright 2016 Alabama Political Reporter