State leaders have lost their credibility on prisons

November 29, 2017

By Rep. Craig Ford

With all the attention being given to the special election for the U.S. Senate, you may not have seen what has been happening in Montgomery with the prison crisis.

Last year, Gov. Bentley proposed a plan to build four new “super prisons” at a cost of about $800 million. At the time, a lawsuit had been filed claiming that the state’s prisons were overcrowded and did not provide adequate safety and healthcare services, which is a violation of the 8th Amendment that prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment.”

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Alabama Leaders Release Thanksgiving Wishes to Constituents

November 27, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 26, Americans across the country celebrated Thanksgiving with Turkey, football, and family.  Many of Alabama’s leaders took to social media or email to share the holiday cheer with the people of Alabama.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) said on Twitter, “It is great to sit down and share a meal with some great citizens of Alabama on this Thanksgiving Day.”
Alabama Lt. Governor Kay Ivey said, “Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!”
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Bentley Believes He is Winning

August 13, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 12, following an incredibly unproductive legislative Special Session, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) spoke to the influential Rotary Club in Birmingham at the Harbert Center on 4th Avenue North.  Gov. Bentley told them that he is making progress in convincing legislators to pass his tax increase proposals. Bentley also acknowledged that he has held talks with US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michelle Birdwell about expanding Medicaid in Alabama.
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