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Governor Bentley Discusses Coastal Restoration Projects

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012   Governor Bentley Discusses Coastal Restoration Projects   MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday praised the work of a multi-state and federal council that has finalized plans for a first round of Gulf Coast restoration projects. The projects that will move forward in Alabama include a Marsh Island restoration project in Mobile County.  Also,

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Statement on the AEA’s ‘Save our Schools’ Rally

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead, released the following statement regarding the AEA “Save our Schools” rally held today in Montgomery:   “This rally was an intriguing piece of public rhetoric considering AEA’s history of focusing more on partisan politics than on “saving schools.” If saving our schools is

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RNC Calls on DNC Chair to Apologize for Adviser’s Comments Demeaning Mothers

WASHINGTON – Last night Democratic National Committee adviser Hilary Rosen claimed that Ann Romney, mother of five, has “never worked a day in her life.” The RNC released a statement calling on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to apologize to mothers all across the country who work tirelessly raising their families: “Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should

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Congress Intervenes on Behalf of Teacher ‘Duped’ by AEA

Congress Intervenes on Behalf of Teacher ‘Duped’ by AEA Forced political donations at the center of controversy   Birmingham, AL – On April 4, 2012, Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent AEA President Dot Strickland a letter informing her of the Committee’s investigation regarding allegations made by

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Armistead Applauds Movement on Charter School Legislation

 Armistead Applauds Movement on Charter School Legislation   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Alabama is one step closer to landmark reform of Alabama education thanks to Republicans in the House and Senate. This week, a House Committee approved the Education Options Act of 2012 (HB 541), sponsored by Rep. Phil Williams (R – Huntsville). The bill will

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Proposed Changes to Illegal Immigration Law Introduced

Proposed Changes to Illegal Immigration Law Introduced Revisions make the law more enforceable, less burdensome MONTGOMERY – A bill proposing revisions to Alabama’s law cracking down on illegal immigration was introduced today in the Alabama House of Representatives. House Bill 658, sponsored by Rep. Micky Hammon (R-Decatur), is aimed to maintain the strength of Alabama’s

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House Works to Grow Alabama’s Film Production Industry

Bills to fund bonuses for certified teachers, protect benefits for law enforcement also up this week MONTGOMERY – The Alabama House of Representatives will take up a bill aimed to grow the state’s film production industry and boost job growth when lawmakers return for the eighth day of the 2012 legislative session Tuesday. House Speaker

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Alabama Economic Development Alliance Begins Work to Implement Accelerate Alabama Plan

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Economic Development Alliance has held its first meeting focusing on implementation of the Accelerate Alabama strategic plan for the economic development of the state. When he announced the Alliance’s strategic plan last month, Governor Robert Bentley stressed the importance of ensuring that the plan is effectively implemented. “It is important to

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Governor Bentley Details Plans to Improve Alabama’s Roads and Bridges

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday outlined his plans to upgrade roads and bridges throughout the state. Making such improvements, the Governor said, will improve the quality of life for Alabama citizens, and it will also help the state recruit additional jobs from industries that depend on a solid infrastructure. “There are more than

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