Beckman urges Judiciary Committee to restart Bentley impeachment hearings

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Paul Beckman (R-Prattville) has joined State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s call to restart the halted impeachment of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

“I believe the committee needs to restart its work and resolve this issue already,” Beckman told Inside Alabama Politics. “I feel like the Governor, possibly with help from the attorney general, is trying to run out the clock on this thing.” Read More

New Group Say’s Voters Should Decide Republican Nominee

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, March 9, members of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Alabama campaign held a press conference at the Alabama Statehouse denouncing efforts by GOP insiders to try to snatch the Republican presidential nomination from Trump’s populist campaign at a brokered GOP convention.

Former State Representative Perry Hooper Jr. (R) is the national spokesman for the group. He said, “This is an extremely important meeting and I want to thank these distinguished members of the Alabama legislature here. I want to thank you for all that you do to make Alabama and America great.” Hooper announced that they have formed a new national group called: “Let the People Speak” to rally the Republican Party’s grass roots base.
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House Holds Afternoon Session to Close Week

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama State Legislature failed to get a quorum on Tuesday or Wednesday because of the weather that prevented so many legislators from reaching Montgomery. On Thursday however both the Alabama House and Senate were able to go into session at 1:00 pm.

Following the short session State Representative Christopher John England (D) from Tuscaloosa said, “House has adjourned until Tuesday (2/4). Today the House passed HB88 dealing with unemployment compensation, HB44 relating to the annual license tax and registration fee with respect to truck tractors, HB89 concerning municipal annexations, HB129 relating to sales and use tax, HB102 which establishes the Alabama Home Buyers Initiative Act, HB27 which increases the punishment for breaking into an unoccupied dwelling, HB58 which creates additional penalties for boating under the influence, and HB47 which creates rules and regulations for the use of tracking devices. If you want to take a look at the bills we passed today or any other house bills that have been passed or introduced, hit the link below. As always, if you have any questions, concerns, issues, complaints, or if you just want to call me a bunch of names, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you.”
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Beckman/Farley Want To Protect Candidates From Coercion

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Republican Representatives Paul Beckman and Allen Farley are sponsoring HB282, a bill designed to help put some teeth into the Laws under the Fair Campaign Practice Act, (FCPA).

If the Beckman/Farley bill becomes law, it would make it a felony to make threats of physical harm, damage property, trespass on property, steal or destroy campaign signs and/or equipment. It would also make it a felony to cause a political candidate mental duress
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