Tankersley Exit Interview Part 1: Success, collusion, and dismay

July 31, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

As a soldier, physician, and man of faith, Dr. Stewart Hill Tankersley holds firm to his beliefs on right and wrong. As he ends his five-year service on the State’s Ethics Commission, he’s convinced there has been progress, but there are still many obstacles to restoring public confidence in the State’s elected leaders. In just two years, the State has seen the fall of Mike Hubbard, the Speaker of the House, convicted on 12 felony counts of public corruption, and Governor Robert Bentley, resigning in disgrace after accepting a plea to campaign finance violations.
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More Ethics Complaints Filed on Masons

May 16, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—More ethics complaints are being filed against Gov. Robert Bentley’s former senior adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, and her husband, Jon.

State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) has filed new ethics complaints against the Masons, citing their failure to truthfully, fully, and accurately file their Statements of Economic Interest (SOEI) with the State’s Ethics Commission.

“Nowhere in the Ethics Law does it state that the Governor’s girlfriend is exempt from the Law. Nowhere in the Ethics Law does it state that the Governor’s girlfriend’s husband is exempt from the Ethics Law,” said Morrow in an interview with the Alabama Political Reporter.
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