Archive for May, 2004

May 26, 2004

The Education Budget passed by the Legislature in the just completed Regular Session was the largest in the state’s history, 4.5 billion dollars. It fully funds teachers’ benefits including the absorption of the gigantic 70 million increased cost of health insurance for teachers and support personnel. It restores funding for libraries, fully funds textbooks, and […]

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May 19, 2004

In Alabama political history the Lt. Governor’s office has not been a good stepping stone to Governor. Attorney General has been the better springboard, but the best lauching pad especially in recent years has been to come out of nowhere.

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May 12, 2004

Governors “Big Jim” Folsom and George Wallace were both renowned for calling the Legislature into Special Session. During their era the Legislature met in biannual sessions on every other year. Therefore, it might be necessary to call the Legislature into an Extraordinary Special Session.

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May 05, 2004

As we head into the final days of the regular Legislative Session it seems that very little will be accomplished. One may argue that this may be a good thing. A point can be made that we have enough laws as it is and we don’t need any more interference in our lives especially from […]

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