Tag Archive for Governor Robert Bentley

New Alabama Attorney General Announces Special Prosecutor to Investigate Governor Robert Bentley

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – A special district attorney has been appointed by Alabama’s new attorney general to investigate allegations of misconduct by Governor Robert Bentley. Steven T. Marshall, appointed by the governor as state attorney general to replace Luther Strange, who will assume the U.S. Senate seat…

A Prayer for Alabama Legislature: Bless Us With Disaster, Sweet Jesus

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – A prayer for the Alabama legislature as it reconvenes in a special session, following another special session that failed to find funding enough to allow the state’s Medicaid services to function at a level keeping the needy alive. Schemes…

Eight 100 Million Dollar Ideas for Prison Reform in Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Stephen Cooper – Guest Column – Instead of wrapping an $800 million dollar ($1.5 billion over 30 years) albatross around the necks of Alabamians to build four new super-prisons, here are eight $100 million dollar ideas, each of which, I respectfully submit, are more efficient…

Ashamed to Be From Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama and the great Paul “Bear” Bryant led the football team to one championship after another, one of the cheers that always made the rounds…

Open Letter to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley – Please Fully Fund Medicaid

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch this short video with an exchange between watchdog reporter Glynn Wilson and state Senator Trip Pittman – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — This is an open letter to Alabama’s Republican Governor Robert Bentley asking him to please fully fund Medicaid.…

Right-to-Lifers Vote to Kill Children and Kidney Patients

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – The fetus is the new Jerusalem. Medieval crusaders fancied they were on a divine mission when they marched toward the Holy City to save it from the Muslim infestation. The sanctity of this quest gave them permission to do whatever…

HUGE Medicaid Crisis Looms in Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Critics Say More People Are Going to Die Needlessly Due to Legislative Inaction – Watch this shocking video to see what legislators are saying about the inevitability of many people dying due to the budget shortfall. – By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — More sick babies,…

Concerned Citizens to Converge on Montgomery for Medicaid Hearing

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – A number of people from across Alabama have indicated they will converge on Montgomery Wednesday, April 20, when a joint committee of the House and Senate will hold a hearing on the problems of funding Medicaid in the state. After Governor Robert Bentley…

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s Prison Plan Called Misguided, Reckless

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A national best selling author, attorney and advocate for prisoners and justice in Alabama says Governor Robert Bentley’s plan to close some prisions and build more isn’t the answer for fixing the state’s broken system. Bryan Stevenson, the head of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, calls…

State Sponsor of Terrorism Iran Orders 114 Planes From Airbus

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Will they build them in Mobile? How will state and local officials and the local media respond? – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — When Alabama officials celebrated the news that Airbus would open a plant to build planes and provide jobs here, little did they…

States Miss Economic Opportunities by Failing to Expand Medicaid

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MARION, Va. — The Council of Economic Advisers released a report on Wednesday detailing the negative effects on local economies and public health in states where Republican administrations failed to cooperate with the federal government and expand Medicaid. The report, entitled Missed Opportunities:…

Fake Medicaid or No Medicaid? Don’t Buy It

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Pippa Abston – MD, PhD, FAAP – Governor Bentley has persisted in failing to offer hope for the uninsured poor in Alabama, through a Medicaid Expansion or otherwise. Behind the scenes, various insiders are passing rumors not to worry — he really will do it ……

Governor Bentley Finally Releases Alabama Water Management Plan Report

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Now that the Alabama Legislative Session of 2014 is safely over and Governor Robert Bentley is virtually assured of winning the Republican Party’s primary in June without any tea party opposition from the far right, Bentley’s office finally released the water management plan…