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Lawmakers shed light on scandal involving Gov. Bentley

Governor Bentley with Rebekah Mason. (Source: WBRC) Governor Bentley with Rebekah Mason. (Source: WBRC)

Good evening from the WBRC FOX6 Newsroom. This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at the stories we're following for you tonight.

We’re working on team coverage tonight of one of the biggest political scandals of the last decade in our state—the admission today by Governor Bentley of “inappropriate comments” made toward and about his top aide, Rebekah Mason. Bentley’s denying the allegations made today by his former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier that Bentley had an affair with Mason and told Collier to lie to an Attorney General investigator.

New on WBRC FOX6 News at 9 we’re talking to state lawmakers about the Governor’s political future and why some of them say unless someone proves Bentley did something illegal, they’re more focused now on trying to pay for state government in an extremely tight budget.

And new on WBRC FOX6 News at 10 our Josh Gauntt talking to a former Alabama Public Service Commission member who says when he met with Governor Bentley in 2014, he felt the Governor had “changed,” and says Bentley made “inappropriate” remarks about women during that meeting.

Plus J-P Dice will have brand new model data right at 10 p.m. to get a better handle on timing and severity of tomorrow’s potentially severe storms.

Keep up with the latest news on WBRC.com, in the WBRC News app, and follow me on Twitter @FOX6Hardison and on Facebook.

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