James Anderson: Opponent “Just A Washington Lobbyist”

Democratic nominee for Attorney General James Anderson quotes his momma on Good Day Alabama. Anderson says claims by Republican opponent Luther Strange that he has legal ties to Milton McGregor is “just a story.” Anderson says he represents Macon county’s sheriff which has put Anderson in court several times this year over attempted raids of [...]

Bentley: “I trust the people of Alabama”

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL Appearing on WSFA 12 News Alabama Live, Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert Bentley said when it comes to resolving the issue of gambling in the state, he trusts the people of Alabama.  Bentley promised to do away with the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling. “All [...]

King Bob?

Could a raid of Victoryland be coming soon because of today’s Alabama Supreme Court decision? The justices, ruling unanimously, overturned the order of Circuit Judge Tom Young, who had held that Gambling Task Force Commander John Tyson did not have the authority to conduct raids without the consent of local officials. Tyson did not say [...]

Greene County Judge Removed

The Alabama Supreme Court has removed Greene County Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway from the case involving the Greenetrack casino.  Governor Riley released the following statement: “No one is above the law and today’s ruling from the Supreme Court reaffirms this basic principle of our state and our nation.  By removing Judge Hardaway from this case, [...]

Rep. John Rogers: Riley Must Protect All Jobs

Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham), chairman of the Black Legislative Caucus, is on the road to Eutaw where he will join other members to call for job creation in Greene county. “If you are going to take jobs away, you’ve got to replace those jobs,” Rogers says of the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling. The [...]

1st Arrivals for Grand Jury and One “Party Crasher”

FOX6 News Reporter Alan Collins tells me the first people have arrived and left for a federal grand jury in Montgomery. Alan and other reporters observed lobbyist John Teague, Tom Coker and communications consultant Rick Heartsill entering the federal courthouse with what appeared to be documents, though none offered any detail of why they were [...]

The Final 4

Alabama lawmakers enter the final 4 working days of the legislative session. Among the bills pending are a bailout of the state’s PACT plan and a ban on texting while driving. Road and Bridge Bond Today House members face that billion dollar road and bridge proposal in the full House. This morning on FOX6 News [...]

e-Bingo: DeMarco and Hilliard talk corruption and the bill

Rep. Earl Hilliard Jr. (D-Birmingham) doesn’t expect any hurry in the House concerning that Senate-passed e-bingo bill. He believes a federal corruption probe determined that last week. “I think it will slow the process… I don’t think anyone will try to speed this bill,” Hilliard says. Hilliard says “lots of people… won’t stop at any [...]

Roy Moore on Gambling Court Decision

  GOP Candidate for Governor Roy Moore put out a statement today about the most recent State Supreme Court decision on gambling.   This is what his campaign manager, James Henderson, sent out:   “Judge Roy Moore made the following statement concerning the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on Monday against electronic bingo in Etowah County. According [...]

Gambling Amendment – Keep it Simple

You can read the entire U.S. Bill of Rights in just a couple of minutes. All 10 amendments can fit on one page. By contrast, the latest attempt to amend the Alabama Constitution took more than 40 pages! The next time there’s an attempt to change the Alabama Constitution, here’s a thought: Whatever the amendment [...]