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Gov. Bentley Interviews Sen. Phil Williams for Session’s Senate Seat

On Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley interviewed State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) for a potential opening in Alabama’s U.S. Senate delegation. U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Attorney General of the United States. Should Sessions be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Governor Bentley will appoint his successor to serve until a special…

Gov. Bentley Encourages Support of Small Business; NFIB Applauds Him

Governor Robert Bentley on Monday signed a proclamation formally declaring November 26th as Small Business Saturday in Alabama. Small Business Saturday is designed to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact they have on Alabama communities. “Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for Alabamians to support local businesses on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving,” Governor Bentley said. “Small…

Gov. Bentley Awards $1.15 Million in Grants to 4 Alabama Counties

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded $1.15 million in grants to improve living conditions in four south Alabama counties. Community Development Block Grants awarded by Bentley are: $150,000 to the city of Prattville, $300,000 to the town of Rutledge and $350,000 each to the city of Georgiana and Marengo County. “For local governments stretching to fund day-to-day operations, Community Development Block…

Alabama Revenue Commissioner Selected for IRS Advisory Committee

Governor Robert Bentley announced on Wednesday that Alabama Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee has been selected to serve on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) for the Internal Revenue Service. “Commissioner Magee has been an outstanding administrator of the Alabama Department of Revenue,” Governor Bentley said. “She is a great choice to serve on this advisory committee. Her work shows…

Senate Approves Bentley Lottery Bill

The Alabama Senate has approved Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposal to start a state lottery. Senators on Friday voted 21-12 for the bill, hitting the required number of votes needed for approval. The legislative victory for the governor keeps the bill alive in the special session on Medicaid funding. It now goes to the House of Representatives. Bentley is seeking to…

Gov. Bentley Announces New Website to Help Alabama Veterans

Governor Robert Bentley is proud to announce a new online tool for Alabama’s veterans and their families. The Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet) has established a website that will serve as a repository for resources, providing a mechanism for veterans to find the services they need in a much faster and more user-friendly manner. “Alabama is a proud pro-military state,…

Spencer Collier Says Rebekah Mason Shouldn’t be Allowed to Delay Case

Alabama News Network has new court documents relating to the case involving the former secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Spencer Collier. He’s filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully fired from his job. In the latest documents, Collier’s attorney says defendant Rebekah Mason should not be allowed to delay the case. Collier’s attorney does say Mason can choose to remain…

Gov. Bentley Goes from Gambling Critic to Lottery Supporter

Gov. Robert Bentley’s support of a referendum on a state lottery comes six years after he criticized gambling as a detriment to society. The governor has consistently supported the people’s right to vote on gambling. However, in his 2010 campaign said he opposed all gambling because it preyed upon those who could least afford to lose money. Asked about his…

State Auditor Refiles Lawsuit Against Gov. Bentley

The state auditor has refiled a lawsuit against Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to build a hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park. Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, both frequent critics of the governor, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Montgomery court. The filing comes four days after a judge dismissed a similar suit filed by the…

Gov. Bentley Commends Work of Alabama Tourism Department

Governor Robert Bentley on Monday commended the Alabama Tourism Department for its work last week in New York City. The Tourism Department set out on a takeover of Manhattan. The marketing campaign involved several experiences that brought unique aspects of Alabama to the people living in and visiting New York. “What the Alabama Tourism Department did was reveal the true…