House Democrats call on Gov. Ivey to expand Medicaid

February 8, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday passed a resolution calling for Gov. Kay Ivey to expand the state’s Medicaid program.

“We have seen — and continue to see — the enormous negative impact not expanding Medicaid has already had on our state,” said Rep. Mary Moore, D-Birmingham. “It’s time to stop the bleeding. It’s time to shore up our rural hospitals and rural healthcare providers instead of contributing to the further decimation of these communities and it’s time to strengthen this program which is so vital to so many of our most vulnerable citizens – from young children to seniors.”

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First of Roy Moore’s accusers says she didn’t come forward earlier because of her kids

November 21, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The first of the now nine women to have made accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore — faced with questions from some over her decision to come forward decades later — made her first appearance in front of television cameras Monday in an interview on NBC’s Today.

Leigh Corfman, who accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32, said she waited to come forward for a variety of reasons, one of them being her young children.

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