A sports complex would be big for our local economy

January 6, 2017

By House Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

Etowah County has produced a lot of great athletes over the years, including several NFL players like Dre Kirkpatrick and Carnell “Cadillac” Williams. In November, the “Lady Fusion 03” soccer team won the state championship in the U13 division.

We have a proud sports tradition here, and now more than ever we need a sports complex to accommodate these teams. Whether its you soccer like our state champion Lady Fusion team (soccer is the fastest growing sport in the country) or travel ball and little league baseball and softball teams, there is a significant need for a sports complex. Read More

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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Nordgren Wins Shroud Award

April 4, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Every legislative session the Alabama House of Representatives humorously delivers the ‘Shroud’ award to the sponor of the bill that was the deadest of the legislative session.

Rep. Nordgren won this session’s Shroud award for her bill, HB 559.

Rep. Phil Williams (R) from Huntsville said on Facebook, “Now for something completely different.  Just for fun every year one bill is awarded the “Shroud” award for a bill that was most likely Dead on Arrival. This year the award for the most outrageous bill goes to. . .
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Remington Coming to Huntsville

February 17, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, the Military Times reported that gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. is expected to announce that they are opening a new factory in Huntsville, Alabama.  For lawmakers in the firearm freedoms friendly state of Alabama this was welcome news.  The new 500,000 square foot facility will bring 2,000 new jobs to the booming Huntsville area.

Alabama State Senator Tom Whatley (R) announced on Facebook, “Proud to be a part of bringing Remington Arms to Alabama! Over 2,000 new jobs!  Creating a pro business environment for new jobs is what I promised to do, what we are doing, and what I will continue to do for you!”
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House Passes Bill Protecting Doctors, Dentists, and Optometrists Right to Set Pricing

February 13, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, February 13, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation preventing licensing boards from requiring that medical professionals; specifically doctors, dentists, and optometrists from being required to accept any sort of insurance in order to be licensed by state of Alabama.  The legislation, House Bill 6 (HB 6) is sponsored by Representative Becky Nordgren (R) from Gadsden.

Rep. Nordgren said that basically what this legislation does is limit licensing to strictly merit based.  It will not be based on whether or not medical professionals take a particular kind of health insurance or not.
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Health Care Rights of Conscience Act Passes House

January 22, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 21 the Alabama House of Representatives voted to approve the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, sponsored by State Rep Becky Nordgren (R) from Gadsden.  According to a statement by the Alabama House Republican Caucus this bill is designed to ensure that medical professionals are not forced to participate in procedures that violate their religious views or their moral conscience.
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Cigarettes, Booze and Drugs Fuel Incumbent Campaigns

November 11, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The Political Action Committee controlled by former Gov. Bob Riley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, spent almost three times as much money as it took in during the month of October.

Alabama 2014 PAC spent $150,000 last month while raising only $55,000—and of the money it raised over $50,000 came from three sources: tobacco, drugs and alcohol.

The bulk of the money spent went to nine candidates, one Senator and eight House members, all proudly wearing the mantle of Conservative Christian. So, how is it, that those who run as so-call religious Conservatives can easily turn a blind eye to booze and tobacco?
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Nordgren Announces Tornado Relief Fund

March 27, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Last week tornados touched down in rural areas of Etowah and Dekalb Counties.  Largely because of the rural nature of the area the damage is unlikely to rise to the level necessary for a federal natural disaster declaration.  While it may not be a disaster in the eyes of Washington, if your home was destroyed then it is a disaster in your world.  State Representative Becky Nordgren (R) announced on Facebook that a tornado relief fund is being set up for those families who were impacted by the severe weather in Northeast Alabama.
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