Tag Archive for Legislature

Republicans Rob Public Education Funding With Alt-Facts

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE: Republican legislators in Montgomery are monkeying around again and turning more public education funding over to private schools. They claim 5,793 scholarships have been awarded under the Alabama Accountability Act, but numbers from the Department of Revenue show that only 127 people have asked for…

Federal Court Strikes Down Race-Based Alabama Legislative Districts

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – The gerrymandering plan rammed through the state legislature by Alabama Republicans after they took control in 2010 has now been thrown out by a three-judge panel of federal judges in Montgomery as an unconstitutionaly overtly race-based map. A three-judge panel of the Federal…

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…

Alabama Governor Bentley Releases Details of Call for Special Session

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama’s embattled Governor Robert Bentley released details of his call for the Special Session of the State Legislature on Monday, although the chance of a successful conclusion is in doubt due to controversy. “This call is designed for the Alabama Legislature to address…

What’s at Stake in the August Special Session?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Hank Sanders – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — What will this looming special legislative session bring? Will it bring fiscal solutions for Medicaid? Will it bring solutions for the hemorrhaging General Fund? Will it bring expansion of Medicaid? Will it bring long lurking gambling efforts to a…

Governor Bentley Calls Special Session For Lottery Vote

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — While the greatest political show on earth was going on live from Philedelphia on the Internet and most television news channels, with one of the greatest orators to ever occupy the Oval Office addressing the Democratic National Convention and…

Everything’s Connected: Alabama Medicaid and You

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Back bone connected to the shoulder bone, 
Shoulder bone connected to the neck bone, 
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, And that’s the way it goes — Dem Bones – By Pippa Abston, MD – You probably recognize that verse — you may have sung this…

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.…

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…

Charter School Bill Passes: Follow the Money

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Education Matters – By Larry Lee – Even an amateur swami with a cloudy crystal ball could have told us how the recent vote to approve charter schools in Alabama would play out. In fact, he didn’t even have to look at his ball, they could have…