Archive for June, 2004

June 30, 2004

Today marks the midway point of the year 2004. In four months we will know the outcome of the Presidential race. A close election is forecast nationally. On the state level and on the national level, Republicans and Democrats remain mired in partisan bickering.

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June 23, 2004

An interesting twist in Alabama political history has occurred in only recent years. That is the transformation of our Port City of Mobile from a political wilderness to a political oasis. Historically and throughout most of my lifetime, being a resident of Mobile was the kiss of death politically. Our second largest city had never […]

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June 16, 2004

Now that the dust has settled on the June 1 primaries we will know who will be coming to the dance in November. Our primaries are too late to have an effect on the Presidential race. The race was over by the time it got to us in June. Therefore it was no surprise that […]

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June 09, 2004

The recent indictment of former Governor Don Siegleman is a tremendous plus for one potential 2006 gubernatorial candidate, Lucy Baxley. Lucy’s biggest obstacle was getting out of the Democratic Primary against Siegleman. If she escapes the trap of the Democratic Primary, she is an easy winner. The Democratic Primary was a trap for Lucy or […]

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June 02, 2004

The 2004 Regular Session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on May 17 and both state budgets have been put to bed for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2004. As suggested in a previous column, the Legislature should base the state’s budgets on the past or current year’s actual revenue rather than projected revenues. […]

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