Moore says he will accept appointment to Senate

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Thursday, January 12, 2017, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) told WIAT that he will accept Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to the United States Senate, should he be chosen.

“I would be honored to accept such a position, if offered,” Moore said. “I think that I have the qualifications for such. I know the Constitution. I understand the Constitution

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Lurleen Wallace portrait still missing from Capitol Rotunda

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By State Auditor Jim Zeigler

Today, Monday, January 16, 2017, is the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of Lurleen Wallace as Alabama’s only female Governor. January 16, 1967 was and remains a historic milestone for our state. I was there, marching with the Sylacauga High School “Half-Million-Dollar Band.” Freezing cold.

Today, sadly, the official portrait of Gov. Lurleen Wallace remains – illegally – out of the Capitol

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Beckman urges Judiciary Committee to restart Bentley impeachment hearings

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Paul Beckman (R-Prattville) has joined State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s call to restart the halted impeachment of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

“I believe the committee needs to restart its work and resolve this issue already,” Beckman told Inside Alabama Politics. “I feel like the Governor, possibly with help from the attorney general, is trying

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Spicer terminated from job at ABC

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, former State Representative Terry Spicer (D-Elba) was terminated from his new job with the Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) Board of Directors.

State Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) said on social media, “Today, the former state legislator convicted of taking $100,000 in bribes has been terminated as an employee of an Alabama ABC store by Gov Bentley. I appreciate

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Alabama emerges from frozen weekend

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After a long drought and unseasonably warm temperatures which persisted into November, winter finally hit Alabama on Friday, January 6. Wet Snow, sleet and ice began falling across much of the northern central portion of the State on Friday around nightfall after a cold rainy day, making many roads impassable. Even though everyone received ample warning not to be on the roads, many motorists

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Bentley declares State of Emergency

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 5, 2016, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) issued a state of emergency, effective at 7:00 a.m. Friday, January 6, for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch for several Alabama counties in anticipation of snow, sleet and freezing rain in and near the

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Bentley visits Rehobeth following fatal storms

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

REHOBETH—Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) visited Rehobeth where four people were killed as Monday night’s storms swept across Alabama.

Bentley said on Twitter, “At the EOC in Rehobeth. Grateful for the hard work of the State and Local EMA’s working now to help these communities recover… Appreciate all those in Houston County who have

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Zeigler calls for restart of halted Bentley impeachment investigation

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Sunday, January 1, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asking him to restart the halted impeachment investigation of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R).

“Attorney General Luther Strange had requested that you halt the impeachment due to activities by his office. He stated that his office had ‘related

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Speculation swirls around new Birmingham Water Works Board

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

For several years, lawmakers from Birmingham, Jefferson and surrounding counties have engaged in a turf war to reform the Birmingham Waterworks Board (BWWB). Even now, as the much sought after reforms have become law, as of January 1, 2017, the fight to maintain the status quo continues in backrooms and courtrooms. “Like the sewer debacle, it may require law-enforcement to finally clean up

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115th Congress to convenes today

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the House of Representatives will convene for the first session of the 115th Congress. All of the incumbents in the Alabama Congressional delegation are returning.

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has been nominated as US Attorney General by President-elect Donald Trump. If Sessions is confirmed, it will create a vacancy in the Senate, and Alabama Governor Robert

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