Robert McKay runs as a Republican in House District 30

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, former Ashville Mayor Robert McKay announced that he was running as a Republican for state representative in state House District 30.

“I would like to announce that I will be seeking the office of Alabama House District 30 in 2018,” McKay said in a statement. “The seat is being vacated by Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, who won the Primary against me in 2014.”

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Rep. Mac Butler running for State Senate

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, State Representative Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to District 10 of the Alabama State Senate.

Rep. Butler said in a statement, “Our community has been blessed for the past seven years to have conservative leadership in the Alabama Senate, because I’ve been encouraged by so many people and there’s so much work to do in Montgomery, I have decided to enter this race to give the people of Etowah, Cherokee and DeKalb counties the small government, pro-liberty representation in Montgomery that they want.”

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Former House Minority Leader Craig Ford will not run for Governor

August 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) announced Thursday that he will not be a Gubernatorial candidate in 2018.  State Rep. Ford had been openly considering a run for Governor for the last year.

Rep. Ford said, “Over the last several years, I have been asked by people from all over the State to run for Governor. It has been truly humbling to receive so much support, and I am grateful to all of my supporters who have expressed so much confidence in me. But after prayerful consideration and many long conversations with my family, I have decided not to enter the race for Governor next year.”

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Moore addresses Etowah County Republicans

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 19, 2017, Senate Candidate Roy Moore (R) was in Rainbow City for a breakfast meeting with the Etowah County Republican Party.  A packed crowd was on hand to hear from the Etowah County native following his first place finish in the August 15 Republican Senate special election primary.

Judge Moore told his fellow Etowah County Republicans, “This is home.  This is where I was born and reared and where I will die.”

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ADEM and Alabama Department of Health Withdraw their Health Advisory on Gadsden Water

May 24, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

By Monday, May 23, almost every news outlet in the state had reported that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health were warning that pregnant women, women who are nursing, infants, and infants on formula should not be drinking any water from the Gadsden Water Authority because of levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA) that are above the new maximum standards suggested by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA Warns that Chemicals Could be Too High in Eight Alabama Water Systems

May 23, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, May 20, the Alabama Department of Public Health announced that the tap water from the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority, the Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board, the Centre Water and Sewer Board, A.W. (Vinemont Anon West Point) Water Systems Inc., West Lawrence Water Co-op, the Northeast Alabama Water District, the Rainbow City Utilities Board, and the Southside Water Works and Sewer Board may pose some health risks according to new standards released by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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Atheist Group Threatens Rainbow City Over Living Nativity

December 23, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has made it its business to harass and threaten (legally) any town or county where religious expression is allowed in a public square.  While this group of atheists spends most of their year going after high school Bible studies, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or pressuring hotels to remove Gideon Bibles, Christmas is of particular concern.

The biggest holiday of the year is essentially the Christian celebration of God made flesh in the person of Jesus Christ just over 2000 years ago. While the FFRF does not object to exchanging gifts, plastic Santa Clauses, or Christmas trees (they prefer the term “Holiday trees”), they are adamantly opposed to nativity scenes, or any outward display of religiosity in the public square, which they claim is unconstitutional.  As part of their ongoing war on all things sacred, the group has recently sent a letter to Rainbow City in Etowah County demanding that the small town not allow a living nativity to be held on December 23.
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Slow death for SB122

May 22, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Senate Bill 122, died on the floor of the Senate Monday night as the clock ticked toward Sine Die.
The bill touted as a vehicle to streamline government to many looked more like a consolidation of power.
The bill was designed to abolish longstanding institutions such as the Legislative Council, the Legislative Committee on Public Accounts, the Joint Fiscal Committee, the Legislative Building Authority, and the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment as well as taking the teeth out of the publicly examiners office. SB122 would have consolidated these and other legislative offices under a small select committee appointed by the Speaker and President Pro Tem.
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