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Alabama political news and election coverage.

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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter When Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Lyn Stuart would lead Alabama’s Judicial system as Supreme Court Chief Justice, she said, “To ensure a continuity of leadership and a smooth transition that keeps the ship of State steady, I have appointed Justice Lyn Stuart as Chief Justice of the Alabama Read More

    The post The best “Justice” money could buy appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Over the past 18 months, political upheaval in Alabama has ruined lives, shattered faith in our institutions and still the stench of corruption hangs around the neck of the body politic like a rotting corpse. Russell Kirk, one of the founders of the traditional conservative movement in America in Read More

    The post Ivey Administration waylaid by privateers and scalawags appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter The Southern Poverty Law Center, which promotes itself as a champion for the poor and oppressed, has amassed a $319 million fortune, part of it stashed away in offshore bank accounts, according to its latest posted tax return. Over the last six years, this left-leaning organization has made deep Read More

    The post SPLC, fundraising, and rich ironies appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter The State Legislature begins its four-day sprint to the finish this Tuesday. To-date, 1025 bills were introduced over the 27 days, and still, there is much more to be accomplished. The Legislative leadership hopes to sine die on Friday, ending a drama-filled Session that saw Governor Robert Bentley resign, Read More

    The post Politics continue to overrule ethics appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Recently, Governor Kay Ivey’s “chief” legal counsel Bryan Taylor took to social media to explain to his followers how to spot a fake news account. He also conducted a Twitter poll that asked if people believed Yellowhammer News, AL Today, or The Alabama Political Reporter were credible news sources. Read More

    The post Fake news, a frivolous lawsuit, and the Ivey Administration’s unknown unknowns appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter The 2017 Legislative Session saw the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) fail to deliver on its stated agenda. The State’s so-called powerful business lobby is the Session’s biggest loser. Only Governor Kay Ivey can give them a win. BCA’s push for an infrastructure package collapsed, as did the latest Read More

    The post The Session’s biggest loser appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Memorial Day is the day we as a nation set aside to remember those who died in service of our country. Not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, a time we celebrate all those who served in our Armed Forces, Memorial Day is when we pay homage to those Read More

    The post Greater love: Honoring those who died in uniform appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter In mid-May, the Alabama Political Reporter published an account of how then-Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey’s chief of staff tried to cover up her stay in a 2015 Colorado hospital after suffering stroke-like symptoms. Since the report, the Ivey Administration has given several different accounts of the events that occurred Read More

    The post Why does the Ivey Administration continue to mislead the public and press? appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter When a billion dollar out-of-state investment fund pays three times the starting price for a 40-year-old nuclear plant that has never produced one kilowatt of energy, there are reasons to explore events surrounding its purchase. The June 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics found that “nuclear development in the United Read More

    The post Going nuclear: Big money, bigger risk, and political power on the line appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter It would not be a stretch to say that under the direction of Secretary of State John Merrill, the once sleepy office is now a bustling hub of information, innovation, and efficiency. Beginning this month, State law will require all office holders, principal campaign committees, and political action committees Read More

    The post Instructional videos an excellent example of leadership appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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  • 06/12/17--03:36: Government by default
  • By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Currently, our State’s Governor, Chief Justice, and Attorney General were not elected to the positions they now hold. These individuals obtained their current high status because of either scandal or corruption. Their ascendency by default is not meant to disparage these people in any way, but to highlight this Read More

    The post Government by default appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter If Alabama is looking for an Attorney General who is tough on crime, smart as a whip, and fair, then the search is over. Former US Attorney Alice Martin, who announced this week, her intention to seek the office, is one to watch. Recently, The Alabama Political Reporter spoke Read More

    The post Martin brings experience of fighting for justice to Attorney General’s race appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter A recently exposed internal investigation by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), alleges five individuals devised a “scheme” in July of 2016, to deny Dr. Craig Pouncey a fair chance of being selected as the State Superintendent of the Department of Education. The internal investigation also found that Read More

    The post A further look at revelations in final report on scheme to smear Pouncey appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a scheme to derail the candidacy of Dr. Craig Pouncey for the job of State Superintendent, now threatens to crush the man tasked with investigating the smear campaign. Apparently, corruption is written into the DNA of the Department of Education. Every Read More

    The post No one is safe: Lawyer who uncovered Pouncey smear is now a target of similar campaign appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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  • 07/05/17--03:48: APR stands by Rogers report
  • By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter An article published by The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) has drawn fire from campaign operatives for freshman Senator Luther Strange and his attorney at his old law firm, Bradley Arrant. An email containing a letter from Bradley partner Joseph B. Mays, Jr., was received by APR on June 30, Read More

    The post APR stands by Rogers report appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter When the Alabama Republican Party swept into power during the November 2010 elections, they promised us change. In his book, Storming the State House, Mike Hubbard wrote of that November evening, “It would fundamentally change the direction of Alabama, and of my own life, forever.” Republicans have controlled Alabama’s Read More

    The post What kind of change will come? appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Subsection (g) of Section 36-25-13 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is often overlooked because, on its face, this portion of the Alabama Ethics Code seems pretty straightforward (if you are not a lawyer looking to help your client find an exception to the two-year revolving door provision of Read More

    The post Do words have meaning? A closer look at Subsection (g) appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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  • 07/19/17--04:01: A curious case of Canarys
  • By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter It has become common to hear lawmakers say “BCA is the new AEA.” This statement refers to the fact that, under the leadership of convicted felon, former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, the Business Council of Alabama has risen to control the State’s Legislative agenda, much like the Read More

    The post A curious case of Canarys appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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    By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter How much food and booze does it take to wash away embarrassment and shame? Is money the seductive elixir that so easily chills honest introspection, that allows our State’s leaders to dine freely on the spoils of corruption? In August, many of the State’s top leaders will embark on Read More

    The post Government affairs or an orgy of greed and corruption? appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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  • 07/27/17--03:52: What’s the going rate?
  • By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter What are we to make of an Attorney General who takes campaign donations from a lawyer/lobbyist who would gut the State’s Ethics laws? In the political world, friends give campaign donations, but political action committees, lawyers, lobbyists, and businesses invest; and they expect a return on their investment. So, Read More

    The post What’s the going rate? appeared first on Alabama Political Reporter.


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