Tommy Hanes announces he will run for second term

July 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 24, 2017, State Representative Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) announced that he will seek a second term in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Rep. Hanes announced, “I’m looking forward to returning to Montgomery so I can work on behalf of the great people of District 23. North Alabama’s been my family’s home for over a generation, and I am proud to have this opportunity to serve these wonderful communities.”
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Can’t never could

July 6, 2017

Rep. Craig Ford

One of the things I learned from my dad when I was young, is that you can accomplish the things that may seem impossible; things that other people tell you can’t be done.

More than once, somebody (sometimes even me) would tell my dad that something couldn’t be done. But dad would just smile at them and say, “Can’t never could.”

As a legislator, my dad fought for a lot of projects that some people doubted would ever become a reality. Dad fought for I-759 before it ever existed (years later, they named it the “Joe Ford Highway” in honor of him).
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Health Committee gives favorable report to Drug Paraphernalia Bill

May 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the Senate Health Committee gave a favorable report to allow non-profits to participate in a controversial program to give free drug paraphernalia to drug users to slow the spread of AIDS.

House Bill 455 is sponsored by State Representative Jack Williams (R-Vestavia). Rep. Williams said that the nonprofits involved would provide counseling services for IV drug users. Part of that would include giving users clean needles.
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Melton Wins Selma Mayoral Election

October 5, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, State Representative Darrio Melton (D-Selma) won the run-off election to be the next Mayor of Selma. Melton said that his election shows that the people of Selma prefer progress over stagnation.

Rep. Melton said in a statement, “I am both honored and humbled that the people of Selma have expressed faith in me to be their next mayor. I want to congratulate my opponent on a well-run campaign, and I want to thank everyone who has worked to get our message out to make this victory possible. I would be remiss if I did not especially thank my wife, Christi, for her support and steadfast partnership.”
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21st Century School Safety (A Teacher’s 2nd Amendment Right)???

December 27, 2012

By Representative Allen Farley

My family has been privileged to be part of the Public Safety profession in Alabama for three generations. One of my grandfathers was the police chief of the small Jefferson County city of Brighton in the 1930’s. Our dad became a member of the Alabama Highway Patrol after returning from World War II. He later transferred to the Alabama ABC Board where he retired. I retired from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office as Assistant Sheriff in 2010. That was the end of a 37 year career that began on October 1, 1973 as a Beat Officer with the City of Bessemer. My brother Mark is currently a Captain with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Public Safety is a topic I can talk about with confidence.
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Correction: Bentley Will Receive Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force Report On Saturday

December 13, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Tuscaloosa News’s Dana Beyerle is reporting that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) expects that his Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force will send their report to him by Saturday.

Gov Bentley said, “I said I would like them to present to me how each agency could cut by 10 percent,” Bentley said. “I’ll read it and study it and make decisions on it.” ‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ talked to inside sources in the Governor’s office who said that Gov. Bentley will study the task force’s report himself in detail before releasing the report to the public or making any recommendations to the legislature.
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Bentley Creates Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force

June 22, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) signed an executive order creating the Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force, which will look for ways to increase efficiencies in state-level law enforcement agencies.

Gov. Bentley said, “This is about making sure our agencies are working hand-in-hand with each other.  Through better coordination and increased efficiency, I believe we can provide better public safety.  These efforts will help us make the best use of the resources we have and will also help us better serve the people of this state.”
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