Beckman urges Judiciary Committee to restart Bentley impeachment hearings

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Paul Beckman (R-Prattville) has joined State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s call to restart the halted impeachment of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

“I believe the committee needs to restart its work and resolve this issue already,” Beckman told Inside Alabama Politics. “I feel like the Governor, possibly with help from the attorney general, is trying

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Zeigler calls for restart of halted Bentley impeachment investigation

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Sunday, January 1, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asking him to restart the halted impeachment investigation of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R).

“Attorney General Luther Strange had requested that you halt the impeachment due to activities by his office. He stated that his office had ‘related

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Gov. Brewer has died

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, January 2, 2016, former Alabama Governor Albert Brewer (D) passed away.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) said in a statement, “Alabamians have lost a great leader today in the passing of Governor Albert Brewer. He lived his life as an example of integrity and professionalism in public service, and displayed an unwavering commitment to making Alabama a great state. Always a friend

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State Auditor makes 2017 predictions

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

2016 gave us President-elect Donald Trump, Governor Robert Bentley’s sex scandal, a failed state lottery plan, and Speaker Mike Hubbard being convicted of felony ethics violations. What will 2017 bring?

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) released predictions for what the new year might bring to Alabama.

“The investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley and Rebekah Mason

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Alabama elected officials react to Sec. Kerry Speech on Israel

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry (D) sharply attacked the settlement policies of the nation of Israel and demanded that they surrender territories the United Nations claims they have improperly occupied to the Palestinian State.

US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said in a statement, “Supporting Israel has always been a bipartisan issue, but

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Zeigler promotes 2017 New Year’s Resolution agenda

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Auditor Jim Zeigler has put forward a series of 2017 policy positions for state government that he believes Alabama should adopt.

Zeigler stated, “2017 is considered a political ‘off year,’ with no state or national elections. But State Auditor Jim Zeigler says 2017 can be a turning point for Alabama, or at least a prelude to a 2018 turning point.”

Zeigler has been a staunch

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Zeigler questions Medicaid contracts

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) questioned twelve contracts for maternity services totaling $71 million that are up for review on Thursday by the Contract Review Committee.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler asked the panel to delay the contracts to determine if there is a less expensive way to provide the services.

The panel meets on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Alabama Statehouse

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Trump Administration will go to others, not Bentley, on Alabama issues

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By Jim Zeigler
Alabama State Auditor

There is one bit of good news: Gov. Robert’s Bentley’s refusal to support Donald Trump.

Bentley was an early endorser of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also refused to support Trump. Notice that Trump carried both Ohio and Alabama despite the lack of support of either governor. Bentley’s support of Kasich did no good for Kasich. It may have hurt him with what little Alabama support Kasich had to

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Bentley denies Lewis allegations; calls suit a “Shakedown”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s (R) former chief bodyguard, Ray Lewis, filed a lawsuit claiming among many other things, that the Governor and his former top political advisor Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason have lied about him claiming overtime that was not approved and they have harmed his reputation in order to cover up their illicit affair.

Gov. Bentley is denying

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Zeigler opposes $800 million no-bid contract to build prisons

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said that he opposes Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s (R) plan to borrow $800 million or more to build new prisons in an anticipated January special session.

Auditor Zeigler said, “Gov. Bentley is threatening a $400,000 special session to push his $800 million no-bid contract for four mega-prisons at sites he selects. It would

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