Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson calls for Medicaid work requirement

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Donald Trump Administration granted waivers to ten states (Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin) from the federal government to implement work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.  Medicaid is an enormously expensive entitlement that costs both the states and the federal government billions of dollars.  Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson asked:  “Why isn’t Alabama on this list?”

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Morally inferior Alabama

November 21, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Let’s have a conversation about morals.

That’s a big thing in Alabama — morals. Our people love to talk about them, love to pretend that “Alabama morals” — “Southern morals” — are superior. And boy, don’t even get them started on “Christian morals,” which obviously have no equal.

Last week, as I stood outside of the Alabama Capitol building listening to a group of “Women for Roy Moore” prattle on about the goodness and virtue of a man who stands accused of molesting a 14-year-old and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old — among other allegations of inappropriate behavior — I struck up a conversation with a couple of cameramen who were in town for major news outlets covering this dumpster fire of a U.S. Senate race.

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Audri Scott Williams announces run for Congressional District 2

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, September 30, 2017, Audri Scott Williams, Global Trustee for URI (United Religions Initiative) announced that she was running as a Democrat for Alabama’s Second Congressional Seat in 2018.  That seat is currently held by U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

Williams said in a statement, “I’m running because we’ve been neglected by politicians who’ve placed party interests before public interests.  We’ve been neglected by those in power who looked away from the lost factories and underpaying jobs, who turned a blind eye to rising premiums and the return of preexisting conditions, who let our veterans languish in conditions that are beneath their service, and who’ve normalized the lack of accountability in Washington.“

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More money, bigger salaries under new legislation for OIT

February 23, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Legislation to create a standalone agency under the auspices of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is being aggressively pushed by Gov. Robert Bentley, even though OIT has repeatedly shown itself incompetent in its management of the STARRS accounting system, eStart time and attendance software, CARES system that facilitates Medicaid, CHiPs services for the State’s children, disabled and poor. There are other mismanagement issues but these are big ones.
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End the Political Gamesmanship of Medicaid

March 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

For the poor child, the disabled, and the aged, Medicaid is not health insurance…it’s life insurance. It literally means the difference between life and death for almost a million Alabamians.

Is there a sane person who believes that want, infirmity, or debilitating old-age are things we wish for? Yet, there seems to be so many who blame these individuals for what, their lives? .
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Bentley Meets with Jesse Jackson and Lawmakers over Driver’s License Office Closings

October 8, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 7, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) met with the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black lawmakers about the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) decision to close 31 part time driver’s license offices in mostly rural counties.  Secretary of State John Merrill (R) was also there to explain how our voter ID system works.

The Bentley Administration released a statement afterwards: “Governor Bentley listened to the concerns raised today by Reverend Jesse Jackson. Secretary Merrill explained the options for citizens to receive a photo id in order to vote. Governor Bentley and the Legislative Black Caucus agreed to work together to find solutions to further fund driver license offices in Alabama’s rural counties.”
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