Moore accuser admits to writing notes below Moore’s signature, inscription in yearbook

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Beverly Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, admitted to ABC News Good Morning America that she wrote the notes below Moore’s signature in her yearbook.

The yearbook had been introduced by Nelson as corroborating evidence that Moore attempted to sexually assault her when she was a 16-year-old waitress at Gadsden’s Olde Hickory House.

“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News reported. “But the message was all Roy Moore.”

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Pre-filed bill would abolish elected School Board

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, declared war on the state school board of Education with his introduction of Senate Bill 25, which would wipe out the Board and the position of Alabama state school superintendent.

Albritton’s bill would eliminate the position of State Superintendent of Education and reclassify the position as a cabinet position known as the Director of Education.

For decades Alabama governors have complained that they did not have enough power over education in the state.  This bill would turn education into just another cabinet level agency, much like the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency or the Department of Corrections.

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Strange preaches bipartisanship, laments divides in farewell speech to Senate

December 8, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., called for bipartisanship and an end to “entrenched factionalism” between the two political parties as he gave his last speech on the Senate floor.

Strange will not be returning to the chamber as he lost the party primary to Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in September. Before Strange left, he gave his final speech to the Senate.

In the speech, Strange talked about a room in the U.S. Capital called the Marble Room. According to Strange, the room was used for senators to find a place of resting between long chamber meetings.

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Ivey urges Congress to pass tax reform

December 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced she has joined fellow Republican governors in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urging Congress to pass tax reform legislation.

“President Trump is proposing the largest tax cut for American families and businesses in decades,” Ivey said. “The current tax structure is oppressive to families and businesses alike, and it simply sets us up for failure in today’s global economy. We’ve proven in Alabama, with the lowest unemployment rate in history, lower taxes and less government regulation produces jobs – it’s time Washington joins us in our efforts.”

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ADC endorses attorney Fred Bell in Senate District 26 race

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Democratic Conference convened a screening committee in Montgomery and voted to endorse Attorney Fred Bell in the Democratic primary special election for Senate District 26 on Tuesday.

Bell is a Montgomery city councilman representing Council District 6 in southeast Montgomery.

Chairman of the ADC, Joe Reed, said that Bell has been an Alabama Education Association attorney and has an exemplary record as a public servant.

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Moore asks Jones why he still supports DACA and opposes border wall

December 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Campaign asked Jones why, “In light of the tragic not-guilty verdict for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant who murdered Kate Steinle, why do you oppose securing the border and support DACA and other amnesty measures that will attract more illegal immigrants?”

The Moore campaign accused Jones of being silent following the jury verdict freeing Zarate for the murder of young Kate Steinle.

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Shelby, Strange vote for GOP tax plan

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the U.S. Senate voted along part lines, 51-49, to support their tax reform package known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation is now expected to be conferenced with the U.S. House’s tax reform bill, who passed their own version earlier.

“The Senate today passed legislation to deliver pro-growth tax relief for the American people,”  U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said. “This is a bill that, if signed into law, will positively impact current and future generations by expanding economic opportunities and lowering taxes for the middle-class. Reducing rates and reforming our tax code will not only put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, but it will also allow businesses to create jobs and increase wages.”

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Special election guidance for voters in State House District 4 and Senate District 26

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced that voters located in parts of Morgan and Limestone County, and in Montgomery, will have an additional race to vote for when they head to the polls on Dec. 12 to vote in the special general election for U.S. Senate.

Those voters that reside in state House District 4 and Senate District 26 will take the first step in determining who will represent them in Montgomery in the state House of Representatives and the state Senate, respectively.

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Moore promises to support any cut to the federal income, corporate tax rates

December 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore announced that he supports President Donald Trump’s effort to pass the largest tax reform package since 1986.

“As your next United States Senator, I will support any cut to the federal income tax on individuals and on corporations,” Moore said. “The federal government has grown too large and we have given bureaucrats and politicians too much power over our economy and our small businesses.”

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Sewell critical of GOP tax reform effort

December 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, was sharply critical of the Republican tax reform package in a recent email to constituents.

“This month, Congress is considering passage of a tax bill that cuts taxes for special interests and the wealthy while eliminating provisions that middle-class families rely on to afford medical expenses, education, their mortgage, and more,” Sewell said. “I fought to fix the tax bill when it came before the Ways and Means Committee, and now I’m fighting to fix it before it passes Congress.”

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