Marriage equality activist Chris Countryman qualifies for governor

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Chris Countryman was the first 2018 candidate to declare for governor, but he was one of the last candidates to formally qualify.

Countryman is telling voters that he will give them their state back. Countryman, a marriage equality activist, is running in the Democratic primary. Major party qualifying ended at 5 p.m. on Friday.

“It is a new day in Alabama. A new chance to bring people together, a new chance to change lives,” Countryman said in a statement. “A new day to break down walls of division and of discourse. A chance to show the world that there will be ‘No Divide.’ That our spirits won’t be stopped, and our resolve to bring a new era of hope to Alabama citizens will not be taken away from us by any form of government.”

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Rubio Campaign Announces Alabama Leadership Team

January 28, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, January 27, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) prepared for the last Republican Presidential Debate before the Iowa Caucuses launch the campaign season. Meanwhile the Marco Rubio for President Campaign announced their Alabama Leadership Team. Alabama Co-Chair for Marco Rubio for President State Representative Will Ainsworth (R-Guntersville) said that many influential Alabama Republicans are rallying behind Rubio. The campaign described Sen. Rubio as a unifier and promised that Rubio is the leader that can make this American Century the best ever.
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Opposition Voiced Against Bentley Tax Plan

February 18, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, February 16, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) was in a closed meeting with Alabama’s Republican legislators promoting his plan to pass massive tax increases on the people of Alabama to pay for expansions in State government. Meanwhile, a growing number of conservatives are coming out against the proposed tax increases, even though Gov. Bentley has yet to release his final plan.
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Bipartisan worker’s compensation reform bill dies in committee

April 25, 2013

By Beth Clayton

Senators Rusty Glover (R-Mobile) and Slade Blackwell (R-Mountain Brook) voted against legislation that would have improved Alabama’s worker’s compensation laws in committee meeting this morning.

The bill, SB453, was sponsored by Senator Del Marsh (R-Anniston), the powerful President Pro Tempore in the Senate.  SB453 would have brought Alabama’s worker’s compensation rating up from 50th to 45th in the nation.

“It’s a shame that Alabama will, unfortunately, remain at the bottom of the nation in regards to taking care of our workers injured on the job,” said Al Henley, president of the Alabama AFL-CIO.
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Midwife Outraged Over Amendments

April 19, 2012

Dear Editor,

The third amendment was presented by Senator Slade Blackwelll (R-Birmingham) requiring all CPMs to pass the test required for Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and add another member to the board of directors. He said, “My amendment was to increase the level of certification for the bill. What this will do is put it on the same level as a nurse-midwife has to pass. So to me, and my wife is a general surgeon,  she has gone through college, medical school, residency and all of these years of training. To deliver babies at home we just want to make sure that they have good certification.”
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Committees in both the House and Senate Approve Legislation Establishing Tax Filing Systems for Businesses

April 5, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Office of the Senate Pro Tem released a written statement announcing that committees in both the Alabama House and Senate passed legislation streamlining the process for businesses to file certain tax returns with cities and counties across the state.

The statement says that the bill is endorsed by both: Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh’s Initiative to Streamline Government and House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Commission on Job Creation.
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