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  1. Gov. Bentley defends his tax plan, while Chuck Dean and Cameron Smith get into a heated debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Alabama Live

    While debating the merits of Gov. Bentley's tax plan, Chuck Dean and Cameron Smith made the conversation personal. Do you think taxes will help or hurt Alabama? One thing is certain: the topic of taxes is as divisive an issue in Alabama as the Iron Bowl, the best BBQ and where to go to church on Sunday.


  2. Alabama Accountability Act passes committee, heads to AL HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The bill revising provisions in the Alabama Accountability Act passed committees on Wednesday, and is now headed to the House floor for a vote. The bill revising provisions in the Alabama Accountability Act passed committees on Wednesday, and is now headed to the House floor for a vote.


  3. Blogger Who Accused Alabama AG Of Carrying On An Affair Slapped With...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Daily Caller

    An Alabama blogger who wrote a series of articles accusing state Attorney General Luther Strange and his campaign manager of having an affair has been slapped with a $3.5 million defamation judgement. In July 2013, Roger Shuler posted an article to his blog, Legal Schnauzer, citing a source who claimed that Strange was having an affair with Jessica Medeiros Garrison, currently a senior advisor for the Republican Attorneys General Association.


  4. Kingman's economic future: 'We make things'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | The Kingman Daily Miner

    Though technology jobs get all the attention, economic development officials say there's burgeoning interest in manufacturing and trade skills. We'd all like to see the Kingman area grow and prosper.


  5. These are the times that try legislators' souls: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Alabama Live

    "These are the times that try men's souls," reads The American Crisis* by Thomas Paine who penned these words during the American Revolution. Continuing on, Paine writes "The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."


  6. Mobile, Baldwin obituaries for April 5: Andy Wenzel, Sr. gave former Gov. Riley a run for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Alabama Live

    Alabama Gov. Bob Riley escorts Andy Wenzel, Sr. as they return greeted by well wishers welcoming 88 WWII veterans Wednesday night at Mobile Regional Airport returning from South Alabama Honor Flight IV after visiting the WWII memorial in Washington DC. World War II veteran Orville Donald Wenzel, Sr., better known as Andy, served his community and his country during his 96 years.


  7. What did Bobby Lowder and Auburn have that Bama and Bryant don't?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Alabama Live

    Because in the 350-plus stories we did write about that now-failed banker and former Auburn trustee, it became so painfully clear that a micromanaging cabal of trustees linked by vast webs of business and personal connections is just plain bad medicine for a university. What Alabama's board of trustees looks like now , Auburn's looked like 10 years ago.


  8. 'Rushed' Alabama prison reform plan needs more study: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Alabama Live

    About the writer Steve Marshall is the district attorney in Marshall County. He can be reached at .


  9. Big Chicken spends big money on Alabama politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Alabama Live

    As it has grown from a plucky upstart to a national juggernaut over the last three decades, Alabama's chicken industry has dropped plenty of eggs in the baskets of politicians seeking office. The campaign cash is a byproduct of a booming business that sells nearly $4 billion worth of poultry every year.


  10. Riley's PAC made independent expenditures, but asks candidates to report in-kind contributionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Votelaw

    Alabama Political Reporter reports: Former Governor's Political Action Committee asked candidates to declare "in-kind" contributions they never requested or received. According to the letters exchanged between then Senate candidate Clyde Chambliss and Jeremiah Mosley, Treasurer of former Gov. Bob Riley's Alabama 2014 PAC, the PAC gave Chambliss over $40,000 in in-kind contributions, which the candidate says he never authorized.


  11. Hubbard called political rivals 'evil' as ethics probe beganRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Washington Times

    Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard referred to his political rivals as "evil" when it became known he was under investigation, and obtained information about the case from an employee within the attorney general's office, according to personal emails filed in court documents Monday. State prosecutors submitted court filings containing emails between Hubbard and former Gov. Bob Riley in which they discussed the investigation.


  12. New emails hint Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard had mole in AG's office from the startRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Alabama Live

    These, rather than outlining schemes for making money from his position as Speaker - as previously filed emails did -- purport to show that Hubbard, one of his lawyers, and former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley were for months being briefed on the status of the grand jury investigation by a mole inside the attorney general's office. On Dec. 12, 2012, then-Alabama GOP chair Bill Armistead broke the news to Republican steering committee members that a grand jury had begun asking questions about the party's campaign finance operations during 2010, when Hubbard ran the GOP.


  13. Meet the men who decide which Alabama prisoners stay and which ones goRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Alabama Live

    Members of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles from left William Wynne Jr., Cliff Walker and Robert Longshore listen to statements during a hearing Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. The three men who decide which prisoners will leave early and which ones must stay have more a combined 87 years' experience on the board or working as a parole officer.


  14. Follow the Money: The charter school bill and the Mike Hubbard indictmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Rep. Mike Hubbard posted a video on his Facebook page saying his arrest is nothing more than a political witch hunt. Rep. Mike Hubbard posted a video on his Facebook page saying his arrest is nothing more than a political witch hunt.


  15. School systems use of tax dollars to promote tax increase is legal according to earlier AG opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | WALA

    As Baldwin County voters prepare to head to the polls to decide a proposed tax referendum, questions are being raised about the money the school system is spending to promote the proposed increase. This isn't the first time this issue has come up.


  16. Dana Siegelman to Attempt to Speak to POTUS Saturday at 50th Observation of Bloody SundayRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | PR Log

    Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's daughter Dana, despite recent injuries in a hit-and-run accident, has traveled to Selma to convince President Obama of the unjustness of her father's prosecution and conviction and to seek a Presidential Pardon PRLog - March 6, 2015 - SELMA, Ala. -- Newly discovered evidence at the Dept.


  17. Speaker Mike Hubbard Reported To Have Not Followed Al Ethics Commission InstructionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 |

    On January 27, 2012, a letter from the Alabama Ethic's Commission cautioned Speaker Mike Hubbard not to use the mantle of his office with regards to his contract with Southeast Alabama Gas District . But, Hubbard ignored their warning on this as well as other "consulting" contracts, according to emails released last Friday by State prosecutors.


  18. Ala. Supreme Court: Tax credit for private-school parents OKRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Education Week

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Monday upheld a GOP-championed school-choice law that gives tax credits to help some families pay for private school. The justices said the law does not violate restrictions on giving public funds to private, religious schools because the tax credits go to parents and to scholarship program donors, not to the schools.


  19. Some Democrats question Speaker Mike Hubbard's ability to lead House; Republicans say littleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Some Democrats in the Alabama House of Representatives say Speaker Mike Hubbard's ability to lead the House is in doubt after the release of documents that prosecutors say provide evidence to support ethics charges against Hubbard. But no Republican legislators contacted by on Monday withdrew their support for Hubbard, who was reelected speaker by a near unanimous vote in January.


  20. Ken Hare In Depth: Tax increases likely early focus of legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | WTVM

    The early weeks of the Alabama Legislature are likely to be dominated by one issue -- whether Gov. Robert Bentley can sell his proposed tax increases to the Republican-dominated House and Senate. As the session wears on, other issues will loom big as well, among them prison reform and charter schools.