Governor Robert Bentley

Report: Retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier Arrested in Daphne

Spencer Collier mug shot – from WKRG/Mobile   According to a Mobile TV station, retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier was arrested in Baldwin County today for allegedly making a false report. WKRG-TV reports Collier, who was the first-ever secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) lives in the nearby Baldwin County town of Fairhope. His retirement as Selma…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs in on Impeachment Proceedings

Ross Garber, Governor Robert Bentley’s attorney, had some strong words for the impeachment investigation into Governor Bentley Thursday.  He says the governor has not been given due process, and Political Analyst Steve Flowers says Garber brings up some good points. “They haven’t been given their due process about how this thing works, nobody knows how it works, Alabama’s never had…

Lawmakers React To Prisons, Grocery Tax In State Of The State Address

In his state of the state address, the Governor Robert Bentley said he wants to get rid of the state food tax. That’s been something that democrats have pushed for years. But Governor Bentley said the first step is to create a task force to look into exactly what that would do. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh was caught…

Gov. Bentley Declares Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in Alabama

It’s estimated that a million people in the U.S. live with a condition called hydrocephalus, which is an accumulation of fluid on the brain. On Wednesday, Gov. Robert Bentley signed a proclamation at the state capitol declaring September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in Alabama. The condition can lead to a series of complications that resemble Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease. It can also affect…

State Auditor Wants Safeguards in Place for Lottery

Jim Zeigler says he's worried supporters of Governor Robert Bentley could profit from lottery.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler says he is worried about any lottery bill that could come from the special session. Zeigler, who is pushing for the impeachment of Governor Robert Bentley says he doesn’t want any of the governor’s supporters profiting from a state run lottery. Zeigler says he has already contacted the governor’s office about his concerns. The governor has proposed a…

State Auditor Calls for Impeachment Charges Against Governor During Special Session

Zeigler wants lawmakers to bring one or more charges during upcoming special session of the legislature.

Alabama’s State Auditor, Jim Zeigler is calling on lawmakers to use the upcoming special session to bring an impeachment charge against Governor Robert Bentley. Zeigler announced his request during a meeting of the Wetumpka Rotary Club on Tuesday.   Zeigler says that if lawmakers don’t act quickly to per sue articles of impeachment, it would be at least until the…

Bentley Not Going to GOP Convention

In a different year, Republican Alabama Governor Robert Bentley would have packed his bags and be on his way to Cleveland for next week’s Republican National Convention. Bentley endorsed John Kasich as “the only grownup in the room” early in primary season, but Kasich’s hopes faded long ago, and it is now  the Year of Donald Trump, who Bentley had…