Luther Strange: BP Lawsuit “Strengthens Our Hand”

Attorney General Luther Strange says his court-appointed role as representative for the states at the table with private plaintiffs and the US in the BP oil spill case will be a “plus” for Alabama. Strange, who took office two weeks ago today, appeared this morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama. The Republican says he [...]

Big Luther Campaigns with Virginia AG

Virginia’s Republican Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, says he came to Alabama to “build a team.” The headline grabbing AG considered a Tea Party favorite is campaigning for Alabama’s Republican nominee for AG, Luther Strange. Cuccinelli has been campaigning for fellow Republicans around the country. Monday he was campaigning for a Republican candidate in Iowa. The [...]

Sparks: “The state of Alabama is broke…”

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News 12 Montgomery, AL During an interview on WSFA 12 News Alabama Live, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks said, “The state of Alabama is broke.  I am a candidate for governor that’s trying to find some solutions to the problems we have in Alabama.” For Sparks, the quickest and [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Ron Sparks reacts to King’s takeover of Gambling Task Force

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Here’s the first of many reactions on Attorney General Troy King’s announcement that he’s taking over the Governor’s Illegal Gambling Task Force – _____________________ Sparks Says King Needs To Go Even Further Disband Bingo Task Force For Good “I’m glad to see that Commander Tyson has been relieved [...]

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 [...]