Alabama: the final resting place for facts

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation.<br

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Roby says that Central Alabama VA is improving

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 12, 2016, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) wrote in an email newsletter to constituents that the long troubled Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is showing improvement.

Congresswoman Roby wrote, “I’m pleased to report that the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS), once ranked the worst in the nation for delays in patient

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Roby Says that VA Accountability Act Increases Accountability and Protects Whistleblowers

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 14, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) expressed her support for HR5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act, which the Congresswoman says will give greater accountability for Veterans Affairs (VA) employees and stronger protections for whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing. The major VA (Veteran Affairs) reform legislation passed the US House

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Bentley’s “Great Victory” Cause For Worry, Warning, Broken Promises

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Shortly after passage of legislation to raid BP settlement funds to cover Medicaid funding, Governor Robert Bentley, who has largely been absent from the process, praised it as a bipartisan “victory.”

Obviously, the Governor failed to hear the Democrat’s pleading for more Medicaid funding and to expand its availability under the Affordable Care Act.

Alabama Arise State Coordinator

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Will Legislature Address Medicaid’s 2017 Appropriation During Special Session

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, August 15, the Alabama Legislature will meet in Special Session to consider Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s proposal that the State pass a constitutional amendment, authorizing the Legislature to institute a lottery, to increase funding for the State General Fund (SGF). Gov. Bentley claims that his lottery will generate $225 million a year in new revenues for the SGF, if the

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Reed: State Must Raise Medicaid Funding $85M or Lose Federal Matching Dollars

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 29, Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper) said that the State must radically increase funding for the troubled Alabama Medicaid program, or it will lose promised Federal matching dollars to implement the Regional Care Organizations (RCOs).

Sen. Reed said, “The Regional Care Organizations (RCO) reform, set up by legislation I sponsored in 2013, is projected to save

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Us or Them?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The government has a role in the lives of its citizens, but it should be a government of the people, by the people, for the people, as Abraham Lincoln memorialized at Gettysburg.

Of the many lessons learned from Mike Hubbard’s time as Speaker, the failure of his strict mode of divisive leadership, is the most important one for us to remember. Hubbard embodied and advanced the paranoid politics

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Lathan Comments on Sanders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, July 12, former Democrat presidential candidate US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) endorsed Hillary Clinton for President ending the most divisive primary race for either party since then former California Governor Ronald Reagan challenged President Gerald Ford in the Republican Primary in 1976.

Sen. Sanders said in a statement to supporters, “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton

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Perdue Approves Merger of Cheaha Mental Health Centers and AltaPointe Health System

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 2, Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Jim Perdue (R) was in Sylacauga for the first of an anticipated eighteen town hall meetings across Alabama about the State of mental health services in Alabama. Commissioner Perdue also had a local issue to deal with in deciding on whether or not to allow the Cheaha Mental Health Centers (which serves Talladega, Coosa, Randolph

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Alabama Hospital Association Calls for Special Session to Address More Funding for Medicaid

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, May 4, the Alabama Legislature met for the last time in the 2016 Regular Session. Even though the legislature level funded the troubled Alabama Medicaid Agency in the 2017 State General Fund (SGF) budget at 2016 levels, Governor Robert Bentley (R) insisted that Medicaid will need $85 million more in 2017 to continue to offer the same level of benefits that it offers now and to

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