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Insiders: Bentley to Sign Compact with PCI

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—As if ripped from the pages of a John Grisham novel word around Goat Hill is Gov. Robert Bentley is secretly planning to sign a Compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) if his lottery Constitutional Amendment passes. According to those who claim direct knowledge of the Read More

Children, Aged the Center of the Medicaid Debate: What the Numbers Show

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Today, the 2016 Legislative Special Session will continue its charge to find funding for the 2017 shortfall facing Medicaid. Gov. Robert Bentley proposes using money from the BP oil spill settlement as an immediate fix, for a program in dire need of a long-term solution. Currently, Alabama provides Medicaid Read More

Bussman, Brewbaker Resign From Senate Caucus

By Susan Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) and Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) have resigned from the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus. On Monday, Brewbaker confirmed the information with the Alabama Political Reporter by phone interview, Bussman confirmed via text message that they both had resigned from the Caucus. “I am still a member Read More

Some Republicans Claim Lottery Could Hurt Republican Candidates

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter A growing chorus of GOP insiders are urging the members of the House of Representatives to reject a controversial constitutional amendment, to vote on a lottery on the November 8, Presidential election ballot. They argue that a lottery vote will only bring a disproportionate number of Democrats to the Read More

Strange Says Injunction of Obama’s Bathroom Policy is a Victory 

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, July 22, a Federal Judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction requested by Alabama and twelve other states staying the Obama Administration controversial transgender school bathroom access order. AG Luther Strange (R) said on social media, that this, “Decision is a victory for parents and families all across Read More

Felon Hubbard Seeks Friends and Cash

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Earlier this month, convicted felon and former Alabama Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, sent an email to “business leader(s)” encouraging then to read his latest motion. Hubbard writes, “…it very clearly lays out multiple reasons a new trial should be held, explains why the verdict on each charge Read More

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Who Will Be McCutcheon’s Wise Counsel?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Last week, intense debate over the lottery bill roiled the Senate Chamber. The State House, especially on the fifth floor, seemed to exude a new confidence; a possibility of change. Speaker Mac McCutcheon set the tone when he said, “the days of the Imperial Speakership are over” and pledged Read More

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    Steve
    Flowers

    How Media Changes Elections

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950’s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. Presidential races had been run by party bosses in urban enclaves like New York and Boston. Read More

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  • How Media Changes Elections

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950’s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. Presidential races had been run by party bosses in urban enclaves like New York and Boston. Read More

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    Joey
    Kennedy

    At Best, Lottery is a Big Gamble for Alabama

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter The state doesn’t need a lottery to save Medicaid. Expanding the program under the Affordable Care Act would go a long way in doing that. Sure, expanding Medicaid in itself won’t save Medicaid. That expansion will cover hundreds of thousands of the state’s working poor who don’t qualify for Read More

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