Lawmakers request ALSDE give back $1.4 million to MPS after clerical error

February 9, 2018

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

State Reps. John Knight, D-Montgomery, and Thad McClammy, D-Montgomery, called on the Alabama State Department of Education to return $1.4 million that was mistakenly sent to another school district in a letter and press conference on Thursday.

Their complaint stems from a clerical error by the Alabama State Department of Education that sent $1.4 million to the Pike Road Schools instead of the Montgomery Pubic School System. The money, which was supposed to be returned in October, never manifested from the Pike Road Schools

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Knight facing unfair claims in Senate District 26 race

December 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

John Knight is not Roy Moore.

It’s a shame that such a thing needs to be said, but apparently, it does. A letter drawing comparisons between Knight and Moore, and asking that the Alabama Democratic Party withdraw its support for Knight in the Senate District 26 race, was mailed out to media outlets recently.

The letter, sent by former Alabama State University employee Jacqueline Weatherly, notes that Knight was one of the named parties in a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by Weatherly and two other ASU employees.

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House grinds to a halt after “racist” email

May 18, 2017

Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

An email that was sent by Representative Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville) sent the House of Representatives into a tailspin on Wednesday after the Alabama House Black Caucus said the email was racist.

Greer’s email was centered around a psychological experiment that involved conditioning monkeys to change their behavior through punishment by spraying water on them.

The full email is included below.

“Subject: POLITICS Psychology

You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana.
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