GOVERNOR BENTLEY

Gov. Bentley’s $800 Million Prison Project Closer to Being Finalized

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposed $800 million prison construction project cleared a major hurdle Thursday, after a committee approved the bill along with a proposed $13 increase in auto title fees as a funding source. The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee voted 7-4 for a revised bill authorizing an $800 million bond issue to build four new prisons…

Gov. Bentley Refuses to Answer Questions on Scandal

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley testily declined to answer questions about a scandal involving a former top aide and some lawmakers’ push to impeach him. Multiple media outlets reported that Bentley, during a Friday stop in Mobile, says he would only answer questions about an economic development bill he was there to sign. News video from WKRG shows Bentley twice responding,…

Legislature Needs More Information Before Moving on with Impeachment Process

Alabama legislators say they need more information on an unprecedented process before they can move forward with articles of impeachment against embattled Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Articles of impeachment filed Tuesday are on hold as legislators work to set up a new committee to vet the process. The committee could have subpoena power to hear testimony on allegations against Bentley….

Senate Head and Lawmakers Doubt Efforts to Impeach Gov. Bentley

Some Alabama lawmakers, including the leader of the Senate, are expressing doubts about an effort to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Tuesday that he did not favor impeaching someone over “personal issues.” He says there needs to be evidence of misuse of office or state funds. A House Republican introduced an impeachment resolution in…

Gov. Bentley Releases Statement on Impeachment Threat

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday released a statement in response to the threat of impeachment. “For five years, I have faithfully served the people of Alabama. We have made great progress streamlining the way state government operates and have saved taxpayers more than $1 Billion annually.  “There are no grounds for impeachment, and I will vigorously defend myself and my…

Gov. Robert Bentley: “I Apologize to the State of Alabama”

Gov. Robert Bentley has apologized to the state of Alabama for what he said to a senior political adviser. But he says he and adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason never had a physical affair. Bentley made the apology at a 15-minute news conference at the Alabama Capitol which Alabama News Network aired Live. The news conference was called after the former…

Senate Committee Passes Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday issued a statement on the passage of the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act by the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee. Governor Bentley released a statement following the committee’s passing of the the bill. “For decades, Alabama’s prisons have become increasingly overcrowded, dangerous to both inmates and our corrections officers and incredibly costly to taxpayers. I commend…

Gov. Bentley Visits Holman Prison

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday met with prison officials and other state officials to get an update on two disturbances that have occurred in the last three days at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Prison officials say inmates stabbed the warden and a corrections officer at a prison in Holman on Friday and inmates seized control of…

Loans Available for Victims of December Flooding

Bentley says loans are available through the Federal Small Business Administration for victims of the flooding event in December

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says loans administered through the federal Small Business Administration are available to help victims of late December storms repair damage to their property. Bentley said in a statement Friday that low-interest loan assistance has been approved for more than 20 counties — including Jefferson, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa — based on damage assessments…