Nine campaign committees, PACs still have not filed 2016 Annual Reports

November 9, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office published a list of principal campaign committees and political action committees that have yet to file their 2016 Annual Report. This report documents all money raised or spent by a candidate or committee each year.

The Secretary of State’s Office says that it made numerous attempts to notify each committee member listed in the FCPA system starting May 1, 2017. Notice was delivered to each committee by phone, mail and email.

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Prosecution fears losing key witness in Henderson case to marriage

September 21, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the state’s attorney general’s office filed a motion in Jefferson County Circuit court to preserve testimony in the upcoming trial of suspended Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson. Specifically, special division’s chief, Matt Hart, asked the court to allow the prosecution to depose Yareima Carmen Valecillos Akl, Henderson’s alleged girlfriend, because the state fears the couple may marry before trial and invoke spousal privilege.

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Crime victims deserve our support

April 5, 2017

Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in early April is an important time to recognize the issues facing victims of violent crime. However, for those of us in Law Enforcement and those whose careers have been dedicated to seeking justice for individuals who have been harmed, a focus on victims is not a one week proposition. They are our priority 365 days a year.
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State Employees Should Be A Budget Priority in 2017

October 7, 2016

By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

Imagine you went for nine years without a pay raise. Now imagine that, during those nine years, your boss made you start paying more for your health insurance and retirement plan. Now imagine that your boss laid-off about one out of every five of your coworkers, forcing you to do their jobs as well as your own.

For nearly 30,000 Alabamians, that situation is not something they have to imagine; it’s the reality of their lives.
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Law Enforcement Informs Ethics Commission Sen.Williams Under Criminal Investigation

January 15, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A high-ranking public official has informed the Alabama Political Reporter that State Law Enforcement has sent a letter to the State Ethics Commission confirming that State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) is under criminal investigation.

In a scathing, statewide press release, Williams accused this publication and me personally of “stepping over the line entering into the realm of ‘slander and defamation’” for reporting that a high-ranking government official said Williams was under investigation. This letter to the Commission confirms that our reporting was accurate and honest.
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