Archive for February, 2005

February 23, 2005

There has been a lot written and said the past couple of years about the need for Alabama to have a new Constitution. There is indeed some groundswell to a revamp or rewrite of our antiquated 1901 Constitution.

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February 16, 2005

The 2005 Legislative Session is two weeks old and all that you hear is the hue and cry among legislators regarding what to do with the beleaguered General Fund Budget. There will be no diversion of education dollars to rescue Medicaid and the other General Fund departments. Politically diversion is not an option. To his […]

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February 09, 2005

When the State Senate stripped Lieutenant Governor Steve Windom of the traditional powers of his office in the 1999 organizational session a good many observers predicted that those powers were gone forever. The belief was that once the Senate garnered the trappings of committee appointments and control over legislation they would never relinquish it. They […]

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February 02, 2005

In the classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, the author Charles Dickens begins his classic with the words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” These exact words could be used to describe the state of affairs as the 2005 Regular Session of the Legislature begins. […]

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February 02, 2005

In the classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, the author Charles Dickens begins his classic with the words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” These exact words could be used to describe the state of affairs as the 2005 Regular Session of the Legislature begins. […]

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