Johnny Kampis is a content editor at Watchdog.org, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, Time.com and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

University of Alabama-Birmingham football battle may move to Legislature

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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The University of Alabama may have not proven such a bully on the football field this year, taking it on the chin against Ohio State in the national playoff semifinal, but may yet flex its muscle in state politics.

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On tap for 2015: Higher cigarette taxes in Alabama?

By   /  January 1, 2015  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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Alabama smokers may soon see more of their money go up in smoke as the governor and lawmakers consider coming after their tax dollars.

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Eat my shorts! Bart Simpson takes on teacher unions

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

Screen capture from "The Simpsons"

Teacher unions finally met a foe they couldn’t conquer in the form of the yellow, spiky haired Bart Simpson.

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EPA regs to boost Alabamians’ power costs $800 annually

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

Might want to turn down your thermostats Alabamians, because your power bills are going up.

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Alabama’s GOP election winners dominated in fundraising

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Alabama, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Show me the money and I’ll show you the winner.

Not only did Republicans win all six statewide races in Alabama in the general election, but they also far outraised their Democratic opponents.

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Amend this! Bloated Alabama Constitution gets bloatier

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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The results of the 2014 general election mean an Alabama Constitution ready to bust out of its binding grows even larger.

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