Tag Archives: Robert Bentley

AG Strange appointed to Sessions’ former senate seat

MONTGOMERY (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney General this morning (Feb. 9) and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will step right into the Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat. Gov. Robert Bentley announced his appointment … Continue reading

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Bentley creates advisory council on gambling; illegal bingo allowed to operate in state

MONTGOMERY (Maggie Walsh) — Gov. Robert Bentley announced this afternoon that he is creating an advisory council to study local and state laws on gambling and any possible revenues that may come from it. The council will present findings and recommendations … Continue reading

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Lottery bill passes in House; back to Senate today

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill, SB 3, fell two votes short of passing in the House last night, but in a surprising turn of events that includes a reconsideration motion and a re-vote, the bill was passed just … Continue reading

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Lottery vote will not be on Nov. 8 ballot

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama House members blocked the committee meeting on Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery proposal this afternoon, ensuring that it will not be on the Nov. 8 ballot for Alabamians to vote on. Bentley’s lottery bill, SB 3, had to be reviewed … Continue reading

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What Alabamians have to say about a lottery

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabamians have less than 24 hours to decide where they really stand on the issue of the lottery so they can contact their representative and have a heart-to-heart conversation. To contact your representative before the Tuesday afternoon session of the … Continue reading

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Whose math makes sense?

BIRMINGHAM (Maggie Walsh) — Now that Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill has been passed through the Senate, the House of Representatives has until Wednesday to approve the measure in order to get the bill on the ballot for Nov. 8. … Continue reading

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Expanded gambling bill dies; lottery bill to be considered tomorrow

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — One lottery bill is dead after this afternoon’s Senate session and the other will be addressed in the morning. Sen. Jim McClendon’s lottery bill was just one vote shy of passing, with 20 aye votes and 11 nays. … Continue reading

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Gov. Bentley to propose lottery in special session

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Gov. Robert Bentley confirmed July 27 that he will be bringing a statewide lottery proposal to the special session that will begin Aug. 15. The goal of the session is to find funding for the $85 million Medicaid … Continue reading

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State lottery 1 of 4 possible solutions for health care system

BIRMINGHAM ( Maggie Walsh) — Gov. Robert Bentley announced July 19 that he is planning to call a special session of the Alabama Legislature in late summer or early fall to find funding for Medicaid, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. … Continue reading

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Bentley, Mason no longer members of FBC Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA (al.com) — Gov. Robert Bentley and Rebekah Mason, his top advisor with whom he has admitted to having inappropriate sexual conversations, are no longer members of First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, said Pastor Gil McKee. Although the details of the … Continue reading

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