Update: Bentley to hold conference call with lawmakers to deny affair…again (“Robert,” cancels call)

November 25, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

At approximately 9:00AM this morning Michele Brown sent an email signed “Robert,” to State legislators canceling today’s conference call. 

Bentley claims the reason for scraping the nastily scheduled phone was because, “I have heard from a number of you and I appreciate your feedback and your support. Also, due to the holiday, a number of you have let me know you will not be available for a Conference Call this morning. Because of that, this morning’s scheduled conference call is not necessary.”
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Rep. Morrow Rips Governor’s Request For Bi-Partisanship

August 16, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Just days before the 2016 Special Legislative Session, Republican Governor Robert Bentley sent a letter to all members of the Legislature, asking they put aside polls and political parties and “consider only the people we serve.”

In reply, Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) wrote Bentley saying, “That request coming from you is laughable.”

SEE LETTER

Morrow’s letter, which was delivered to Bentley on the first day of Session, bluntly accuses the Governor of always playing party politics, from the Accountability Act to the selection of a new State Superintendent of Education.
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Hubbard Continues to Swipe at Judge Walker

August 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In the most recent filing by convicted felon and former Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, he continues to accuse Judge Jacob Walker, III, of not doing his job. Hubbard asks the court for an acquittal, a new trial and other relief, citing Judge Walker allowing former Ethics Director, Jim Sumner, to testify as an expert witness, as grounds for the motion.

The motion states, “Hubbard requests a new trial under Rule 24.1(c)(2), because the State improperly presented putatively ‘expert’ testimony from witness Sumner about the meaning, purpose, and application of the laws under which Hubbard was charged.”
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