Colbert County Commissioner David Black is running for Treasurer

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, Colbert County Commissioner David Black announced his candidacy for state treasurer.

Black is an Economics professor at the University of North Alabama.

Black said in a statement that he plans to focus on growing the College Counts 529 Fund, encouraging the use of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings plan, and promoting sound fiscal policy for Alabama.

Black is a former White House staff member under the George H.W. Bush Administration and former professor at the University of Alabama. Black is currently the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Alabama.

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Amid Investigations, Lawsuits, Bentley Appoints New Finance Director

October 4, 2016

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—After a Federal audit of the State’s Finance Department, which has yet to be made public, Governor Robert Bentley announced, on Friday, that Clinton Carter, the State’s Deputy Finance Director, will step up to serve as the new State Finance Director.

After serving for nearly three years as the Acting Finance Director under Bentley, Bill Newton will not longer be heading Bentley’s Finance Department. Bentley gave no reason for the shake-up but said he was proud to have Clinton back to assume this role.
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Governor Announces Grant to Establish Shoals-Based Program

August 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) announced that nearly $1 million in grant funds will be used to jump start a joint effort to develop new businesses, expand existing businesses and create jobs in northwest Alabama, which has been hit hard in recent years from the decline in coal mining as well as the shutdown of a paper mill.

Gov. Bentley said, “I have long been vocal about how important coal is to Alabama families and our State’s economy. With the federal government’s current war on coal, the impact has been experienced in many parts of Alabama. However, with the POWER initiative, there is federal funding to help our state with the economic impact to our economy. I support the Shoals Shift project because it will create needed jobs, launch new businesses and expand existing businesses.”
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Camp Courage Participants Honor Memory of Helen Keller

January 17, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, dozens of hearing and visually impaired students were at the Alabama capital to be honored by Governor Robert Bentley (R) and members of the Alabama State Legislature for their participation in an educational program, Camp Courage, held at Ivey Green which is at the site of Helen Keller’s childhood home.

Governor Robert Bentley said, “It is an honor to be here and recognizing these students….It is an honor to be here and to be a part of Camp Courage…We all have ability and these kids are going to do great things with their abilities.”
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