Archive for March, 2007

March 28, 2007

At the beginning of every quadrennium and the first regular legislative session year there goes out a hue and cry to revamp or rewrite our antiquated 1901 Constitution. Most proponents of a new state constitution want a constitutional convention to create a new state charter. Governor Riley has not addressed this issue in his first […]

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March 21, 2007

As we begin the 2007 Regular Session of the Legislature the perennial issues, such as the need for a new Constitution, campaign reform, and prison overcrowding, may rise to the surface. Usually if any tough issue is addressed it is tackled in the first year of the quadrennium. These issues have been swept under the […]

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March 14, 2007

The bell has run and the gavel has sounded and the first regular legislative session of the quadrennium has begun. There are monumental issues facing the new legislature. These are not new issues and as usual there are not many new faces. Incumbency retention has set up in the Alabama Statehouse almost to the same […]

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March 07, 2007

The Governor’s Special Session called last week to pass incentives to attract a major industry to our state was very successful. It went smoothly with a minimum five-day session that resulted in the necessary legislation to place us in a position to land one of the largest industrial prospects in the world.

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