By: Scott Wright | The Post Online | Dec. 26, 2011
Rep. Ford was in the press last week. In an interview with Scott Wright from The Post Online, Rep. Ford criticized the governor’s proposal to fund parts of the General Fund Budget with money from the Education Trust Fund. Rep. Ford also criticized the [...]
By: Dana Beyerle | The Gadsden Times | December 17, 2011
Governor Robert Bentley tells the press that he is considering diverting funds from the state education budget to shore up losses in the general fund budget, which includes the state’s prison system.
House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) says Democrats will fight any effort [...]
By: Bob Johnson, The Associated Press | The Montgomery Advertiser | November 20, 2011
Alabama state House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, said Democrats can win in 2014 and that reports of the Democratic party’s demise are premature. Ford said he’s done some polling and that the numbers “look good.” Factions in the state, such [...]
Friday, November 18, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Paterson Field Parking Lot Montgomery, Alabama
Hosted by MAX, the Montgomery Clean City Commission, the Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management, Legacy, Inc., and Ecovery
Bring electronic items to the parking lot at Paterson Field in Montgomery from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Convenient, drive-thru recycling service [...]
By: Brian Lyman | The Montgomery Advertiser | Nov. 15, 2011
Alabama state Senate leadership decided to push state Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, out of the Rules Committee chairman position. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said Beason’s role in the upcoming bingo corruption trial in January, would be too distracting in the next [...]
Congratulations to our very own Representative Elaine Hill Beech (D-Chatom) for being appointed to the Joint Legislative Committee on Open Meetings Legislation from Speaker Mike Hubbard.
Speaker Hubbard also selected Beech to attend a pre-conference meeting at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Beech has also been appointed by Terry Russo to be one [...]
By: Brendan Kirby | The Mobile Press Register | November 09, 2011
Republican Representative Joe Faust of Fairhope has used his legislative office letterhead to write asking for leniency for a man convicted of white-collar crime. The previous week, Alabama Republicans criticized a Democratic legislator for writing a similar letter asking for leniency for a [...]
By: The Associate Press | Tuesday, November 01, 2011
House Democrats have announced their agenda for the 2012 regular legislative session. House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) said the Democrats’ priority will be to create new jobs and to help Alabama’s working families.
Democrats also said Republicans in the legislature had not done enough to [...]
By: Dana Beyerle | The Gadsden Times | October 21, 2011
The Alabama Democratic Party says it is recruiting young, professional men and women to run for office in the 2014. The party says it will train these recruits and offer them access to national trainers who are experts in communications, media, field work, fundraising [...]
By: Kim Chandler | The Birmingham News | October 20, 2011
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, who presided over the Alabama bingo trial, stated in an order issued earlier today that two of the prosecution’s key witnesses, Sen. Scott Beason (R-Gardendale) and Rep. Benjamin Lewis (R-Dothan), were motivated by political ambition and racial bias.