Alabama and the Republican National Convention, Bentley to visit Montgomery Police Department

Jul 19, 2016

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland Ohio and members of the Alabama GOP are set to cast their ballots.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be formally introduced as the Republican choice for president and will be joined by several key speakers. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions spoke last night.

Alabama GOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan says that the state is expected to be represented by fifty delegates and hopes to show that conservative policy is needed back in the White House…

“We want to represent our state and let them know that we’re very conservative people and we recognize at the same time that America has been very void of conservative policy since Barack Obama has been president.”

Lathan also says she is excited about the opportunity to bring back true conservatism to America and that Alabama will play a major role in that decision on November the 8th.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will visit the Montgomery Police Department tomorrow to thank the law enforcement officers for their service.

Bentley will be flanked by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Stan Stabler for the appreciation visit beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Bentley is honoring the men and women who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect Alabamians on a daily basis.

He also announced yesterday that the Alabama State Capitol will be illuminated blue through Friday night after the shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas that killed several officers.

A new report puts Alabama among the best in the nation for access to pain management treatment.

The study from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network and the University of Wisconsin ranks each state for cancer patients’ access to pain management. The groups named Alabama among 13 states receiving an A for its pain policies and legislation.

David Woodmansee is with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He says lawmakers in Alabama and across the country are under increasing pressure to crack down on opiate abuse…

“But at the same time, we want to make sure that opioids are still available for those that legitimately, legally need them, like cancer patients, cancer survivors, and others that are battling serious illnesses.”

For more information on pain management policies in Alabama and nationwide, head to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s website.