WVAS Local News

Jun 4, 2013

The president of the Wetumpka Tea Party will join other conservative groups in the nation's capitol to have their say about the Internal Revenue Service.  Becky Gerritson of Wetumpka and leaders of other groups are scheduled to tell federal lawmakers today that their applications for tax-exempt status were delayed.  A report by an IRS inspector general said agents singled out conservative groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections. 

Political Fliers

A Republican legislator from Montgomery said he's upset about fliers that criticize him for supporting the Alabama Accountability Act.  The fliers are titled "Jay Love Stuff" and "More Bang for Your Buck."  The Advertiser Newspaper reports the fliers were distributed by an unknown group based in Carrollton, Georgia.  Rep. Love told the paper that he considers the fliers to be sleazy.  The group also used similar mailings to target Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston and Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn. 

Hyundai's All-Time Record

The Hyundai car brand remains a hot seller.  The automaker report sales during the month of May set an all-time record.  Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said sales were led by the Montgomery-made Elantra compact, jumping 33 percent over the same period in May 2012.  Hyundai's overall sales were up 2 percent.  The Sonata car, also built in Montgomery, topped 20,000 sales in May.  The automaker said the Montgomery plant manufactured a record 37,374 vehicles in May. 

Fighting Hunger

More than 400 Future Farmers of America student from across the state are headed to Montgomery to fight hunger.  The FFA says the students plan to pack and donate 40,000 take-home meals to food banks.  Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and House budget committee Chairman Jay Love of Montgomery are scheduled to help the students Wednesday during the FFA state convention.