Roby says appropriations fully funds National Defense and down payment on Border Wall

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations package that fully funds government operations for the next fiscal year.

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said the bill demonstrates House Republicans’ commitment to setting responsible spending priorities.

Roby said that HR3354, the Make America Prosperous and Secure Appropriations Act, contains many conservative victories, including needed increases in military spending and a “down payment” on construction of a border wall.

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Ivey announces $10 million grant to Space and Rocket Center

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) was at the NASA’s Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville to announce a $10 million economic development grant to establish a new cyber camp and for campus expansion of the rocket center.

Redstone Chairman Joe Newberry said, “This is an audacious day for the Rocket Center and for Alabamians everywhere.”  The Space and Rocket Center has been the top tourist attraction in Alabama for six of the last seven years.
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Wadsworth appointed to House Judiciary Committee

July 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 10, 2017, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representative Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) appointed State Representative Tim Wadsworth (R-Arley) to the House Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Wadsworth said in a statement, “I would like to thank Speaker Mac McCutcheon for the appointment to the Alabama House Judiciary Committee. I have been a practicing attorney for 31 years and am licensed in Alabama and Mississippi in both Federal and State Courts. My educational background includes a BS in Accounting, Masters in Tax Accounting (M.T.A.) from the University of Alabama and a JD (Law) from Cumberland School of Law. I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the judiciary committee and my legal and professional background will give me an opportunity to further serve the citizens of the State of Alabama.”
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State responds to Hubbard appeal: “Hubbard sold his office to benefit himself”

July 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard – facing four years in a State penitentiary – is another step closer to finding out if he will actually serve that sentence.

But prosecutors from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office showed in a brief filed Monday that they are no more willing to go soft on him now than they were when he was convicted of 12 felony ethics charges last year.

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Speaker seeking prayers for victims, families of Mount Zion Baptist Church

June 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 8, 2017, Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) called for prayers for the victims and families of persons involved in a tragic bus accident in Atlanta involving members of Huntsville’s Mount Zion Baptist Church, which is located in McCutcheon’s Legislative district.

Speaker McCutcheon said, in a statement “The Huntsville community is coalescing around the Mount Zion Baptist Church family as transportation to Atlanta is being provided, blocks of hotels rooms are being booked, and local leaders are doing everything possible to aid and assist the relatives and friends of those affected. The Speaker’s Office stands ready to do everything in our power to assist this effort, and we will ensure that Gov. Kay Ivey remains updated on the situation.”
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Jones appointed to chair House Rules Committee

June 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) announced that State Representative Mike Jones (R-Andalusia) will serve as chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee for the remainder of the 2014 – 2018 Quadrennium.

Jones has been Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. In 2016 his committee was tasked with investigation possible impeachment proceeding against Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R). It was an enormous task, that was made even more difficult because no one alive could remember the last time that the Legislature had seriously considered impeaching a State official.
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Speaker Joe McCorquodale has died

April 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the Alabama House of Representatives had a moment of silence for former Speaker of the House Joe McCorquodale (D) who passed away early on Tuesday.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) wrote in a statement: “Many Alabamians are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Joe C. McCorquodale, former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. I counted him as a friend, a mentor, and a colleague. Mr. Speaker was a man of principle who truly loved and served this State. When he hired me as the House Reading Clerk he gave me wise advice he said, ‘Never, ever lie. If you tell one lie, you’ll forget and will tell another. Soon you will be caught up in lies.’ I assured him I understood and would never do so. To this day his advice resonates with me.”
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Save the indignation as Alabama’s clown show goes national

December 22, 2016

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The outrage was evident from coast to coast on Wednesday.

As news outlets learned that disgraced Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore – twice removed from the bench for failing to meet the standards of judicial ethics – had been interviewed by Gov. Robert Bentley to possibly fill the soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions, the adjectives started to fly.

Not just interviewed, though. Moore was the favorite, Bentley said, of the Republican’s executive committee in the State. A true frontrunner.
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McCutcheon announces new committee chairmen

December 20, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, December 19, 2016, the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) announced the members who will chair the body’s Rules, Internal Affairs, Public Safety and Homeland Security, Commerce and Small Business, and Insurance committees when the Legislature convenes for its 2017 Regular Session in February.

Speaker McCutcheon said in a statement, “Each of these legislators is a proven leader and possesses a skill set that makes them uniquely qualified to chair their committees.”
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Rogers Looking to Protect the Homeland

September 27, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks) emailed residents of the Third District with his thoughts about the growing threat from ISIS-inspired terror attacks in our country.

Congressman Rogers wrote, “Here in the United States, this past weekend, the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City was rattled by a bomb that sent 29 people to the hospital and undetonated bombs were found by a train stop in New Jersey.”
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