The daycare bill, part II: It’s all about the money

January 31, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Here we go again.

The daycare bill is back in the Alabama Legislature, and the hand-wringing has commenced.

Only, most of it has occurred behind closed doors, away from the watchful eyes of the public and the media, back in the crevices of the State House, where the real business gets handled.

That’s where state Rep. Pebblin Warren’s bill, which seeks to accomplish the apparently monumental change of forcing church-affiliated daycares to adhere to the same basic rules and standards as the other daycares, had to travel first — to the backroom.

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Parker: Supreme Court ruling has a positive effect on Alabama

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Church in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer , which banned discrimination against religious non-profits.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) explained the impact of today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, which banned discrimination against religious non-profits. Justice Parker said in a statement, “Today’s ruling has a positive effect on Alabama. Although the Court did not address it, Missouri’s action against the church was based upon its state constitutional version of the Blaine Amendment.”
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Constitutional Amendment to Establish that Nothing in Alabama Law Creates a Right to an Abortion Gets Favorable Report

April 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 the Senate Health Committee gave a favorable report to House Bill 98 which would establish a Constitutional Amendment affirming Alabama’s commitment to the right to life of unborn children. HB98 was sponsored by state Representative Matt Fridy (R from Montevallo).

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Foundation For Moral Law Vows to Fight Anti-Gun Rights Ruling

June 16, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 10, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law issued a statement sharply critical of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Peruta versus San Diego County that upheld a California law which curtails the right to carry concealed firearms.

Thursday’s 9 to 4 decision held that the Second Amendment protects the right to own firearms but not to carry concealed firearms in public. The Court left unanswered the question whether the Second Amendment guarantees the right to carry firearms openly. The court also upheld another provision of the California law that authorizes counties to issue permits for concealed weapons upon a showing of “good cause.”
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