Insurer reviewing relationship with former Rep. Greg Wren

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An insurance company is reviewing its relationship with former Rep. Greg Wren, who resigned his office and pleaded guilty last week to an ethics violation. Wren’s attorney said Wednesday he believed the review by Northwestern Mutual stemmed from a misunderstanding of the plea deal, and the nature of the charge. “It’s really Northwestern’s insurers,” attorney [...]

Under the Dome: Lawmakers may revisit rules after losing days to winter weather

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Lawmakers said they had no choice but to convene last week, despite weather that virtually shut down the state. It’s prompting discussion that the rules governing the Legislature should be changed to prevent it from happening again. The House convened Tuesday with only 40 of the chamber’s 102 members present, and adjourned for lack of [...]

Rep. Greg Wren won’t seek re-election to Alabama House

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Rep. Greg Wren, who has represented eastern Montgomery in the Alabama House of Representatives for 16 of the last 20 years, announced Thursday he would not seek re-election this November. In a statement, Wren, a Republican, did not give a specific reason for his decision, but thanked the voters of the 75th District “for giving [...]

Gov. Robert Bentley’s fundraising slows, but campaign still has $2 million

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November proved a bountiful month for some campaigns, a lean month for others, and a chance for new contributors to step into the picture. Gov. Robert Bentley’s breakneck fundraising slowed down in November, due in part to travel obligations the governor had during the month. Attorney General Luther Strange and House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, [...]

Lawmaker makes it official, enters 2014 race

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People who have spent any time with state Rep. John Merrill knew he would eventually run for higher office. This week, the freshman Republican made that official with stops in several cities to announce he is running for secretary of state – an office he said he has been eyeing since he was 14. Merrill’s [...]