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ADPH can’t build on $625,000 Montgomery property

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The Alabama Department of Public Health is apparently stuck with an unusable, 25-acre, $625,000 piece of Montgomery property after discovering the presence of several landfill trenches that would dramatically increase the costs to build a new lab at the site. The trenches were part of a landfill used by Read More

Birmingham Rep. Oliver Robinson resigns House seat

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter Democrat Rep. Oliver Robinson from Birmingham has decided his time is up on Goat Hill. On Wednesday, Robinson announced he would retire from the Alabama House of Representatives. Robinson, who has represented House District 58 in Birmingham since 1998, said he was retiring because his daughter has taken a Read More

Zeigler questions Medicaid contracts

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, November 29, 2016, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) questioned twelve contracts for maternity services totaling $71 million that are up for review on Thursday by the Contract Review Committee. State Auditor Jim Zeigler asked the panel to delay the contracts to determine if there is a less expensive Read More

Strange challenges Obama administration expansion of Endangered Species Act

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) led a coalition of 18 states in filing a complaint in a lawsuit challenging new federal rules that broadly expand the definition for “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species. AG Strange said in a statement, “Washington bureaucrats have Read More

Governor declares State of Emergency

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday issued a State of Emergency following deadly storms on Tuesday night. Alabama has experienced severe thunderstorms, hail, straight line winds, and tornadoes causing damage in 12 counties including: Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Read More

Roby critical of Obama’s reaction to Castro’s death

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, November 21, 2016, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) expressed disappointment in President Barack H. Obama’s response to the news that longtime Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro has died. Rep. Roby’s comments were made in an email to constituents. Roby wrote, “As you’re probably aware, we started this past weekend Read More

Merrill certifies record Alabama voter turnout
Byrne praises Tom Price as Health and Human Services nominee
Prison mental health lawsuit moves forward as class action
State issues warrants for persons spreading wild hogs
Palmer congratulates Thompson students in SKY program
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Opinions by Bill Britt

The shadowy autocracy of the JIC, the State Supreme Court and the legal elites

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Two State Senators are offering constitutional amendments that would rein in the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ). The JIC was created to investigate, receive, initiate complaints leveled against sitting judges, and the COJ was formed to hear cases that the JIC felt needed Read More

  • The shadowy autocracy of the JIC, the State Supreme Court and the legal elites
  • Thanksgiving Day brings little to be thankful for in State government
  • A sober choice is needed to replace Senator Sessions
  • Alabama Works a reason for hope
  • Nixonian plots, half-wit schemes
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    Joey
    Kennedy

    End the economic embargo against Cuba, not because it’ll help Alabama, but because it’s cruel not to

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Little doubt that the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro committed many atrocities during his iron-fist, nearly 50-year rule over the island nation 90 miles off the coast of Florida. I’m not an apologist for Castro. But I’m not going to ignore the fact that he was a Cuban patriot. Read More

  • End the economic embargo against Cuba, not because it’ll help Alabama, but because it’s cruel not to
  • The truth will prevail, thank goodness
  • Learning a new process to grieve
  • Congratulations, President Trump
  • Clinton’s Email “Scandal” Won’t Affect The Election
  • by
    Steve
    Flowers

    Sessions a shoo-in

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers It is definite, our Junior Senator, Jeff Sessions, is going to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, as well as his closest advisor. Sessions will be confirmed by the Senate. He has been a respected member of the Senate for 20 years. He has an impeccably clean history of Read More

  • Sessions a shoo-in
  • Shelby: an Alabama treasure
  • Dewey didn’t win either
  • Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Electoral College
  • There’s a Dimes Worth of Difference
  • by
    Josh
    Moon

    Grow up: Obamacare didn’t raise insurance rates, you did

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Let’s have a conversation about health care. Specifically, let’s talk about Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, and the cost of health insurance these days – a matter several people in this State say led to their vote for Donald Trump. If that sounds like you, let me begin Read More

  • Grow up: Obamacare didn’t raise insurance rates, you did
  • It’s time for Bentley to resign
  • AG’s office wasted thousands on discredited witnesses
  • There are still many reasons to be thankful
  • An apology for it all
  • by
    Hannah Ford

    Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps

    By Hannah Ford Alabama Political Reporter It’s been a bizarre election cycle—replete with false headlines, vitriolic attacks, conspiracy theories, illogical sound-bites, deleted emails, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and gross immorality. “The Deplorables” deserve a victory party and if you’re with Her, you can shed a few tears. We’re all reeling from an astonishing political Read More

  • Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps
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