Alabama offers assistance to Texas in Hurricane Harvey efforts

August 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, August 28, 2017, Alabamians and their leaders respond to the crisis in Texas following the flooding created by Hurricane Harvey.

Alabama Governor Ivey authorized the Alabama National Guard to Assist in Hurricane Harvey efforts.  Upon a request from the National Guard Bureau, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and two UH-60M medical aircraft, along with their respective crews, to assist in recovery efforts in Texas as a response to Hurricane Harvey.

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Republican Party Gathering Aid For Louisiana

August 22, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In the past two weeks, floods have ravaged Louisiana, leaving over 40,000 homes destroyed and thousands displaced in shelters. The Alabama Republican Party is accepting donations to help with the recovery effort.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement: “In Alabama, we know what it is like to have weather devastation destroy and ruin lives. From tornadoes to hurricanes and flooding, we have seen the havoc this type of destruction can cause…Our friends in Louisiana need our help. I am asking that we pitch in together to help our Louisiana friends. With over 40,000 homes destroyed, we can let them know we care and love them.”
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Did The Tea Party Get Beat At Their Own Game?

August 16, 2016

Education Matters
By Larry Lee

My friends involved with Tea Party politics in Alabama decidedly favored either Michael Sentance of Massachusetts or Bill Evers of California as the next school superintendent. The reason? They said both were against Common Core standards.

Sentance was selected.

On Aug. 10 board member Matt Brown sent an email across the state saying he had heard a rumor that Tea Party supported state board members were going to support Craig Pouncey. He was directly pointing his finger at board members Betty Peters and Stephanie Bell and not so subtly encouraging people to put pressure on them. Bell and Peters were two of Sentance’s five votes Aug. 11. (Along with Brown, Mary Scott Hunter and Governor Bentley.)
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More Reaction to Baton Rouge Police Slayings

July 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 17 a peaceful Sunday morning in the south was violently disrupted when heavily armed militants ambushed the Baton Rouge police department. Three officers and a militant were killed in the ensuing gun battle. Three other officers were wounded in the fighting. People across Alabama mourned the loss of the law enforcement officers along with the people of Louisiana.
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BCA’s Canary Cares About Next Superintendent of Education

July 18, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Business Council of Alabama CEO, Billy Canary, and former State Superintendent of Education and current leader of BCA’s education arm, Joe Morton, recently co-authored an Op-Ed in which they pose questions they want answered by the State Superintendent candidates.

Canary and Morton write, “no way are we trying to influence the vote or the final selection…[of State Superintendent]” This is like a hooker telling a John that hard cash will have no bearing on the outcome of their date.
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Alabama Reacts to Attack on Police in Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 17, 2016: Three police officers are dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after another attack by militants. Four other officers were hit in the gun battle, that someone later posted a video of on the internet. One militant was also killed, and as of press time, authorities were searching for two additional suspects dressed in fatigues or all in black. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) and other Alabama leaders expressed their sadness at the tragic loss of life.
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Strange Urges Prayers for Law Enforcement in Wake of Attack on Police in Dallas

July 8, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Black Lives Matter activists staged a protest in Dallas, following the police shooting of an armed suspect in Baton Rogue during a scuffle. Heavily armed militants then used the event to target the police officers providing security for the event. As of press time, five officers were confirmed dead.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) said in a statement, “We send out our prayers to the men and women of the Dallas Police Department and to all law enforcement personnel who labor in harm’s way to keep us safe. They are the Thin Blue Line protecting us every day.”
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