Archive for April, 2007

April 25, 2007

This year’s Legislative Session is at the midway point and it was moving somewhat smoother than was originally anticipated. However, the partisan acrimony created by the organizational session’s war for control of the senate has crept into the picture and has cast a somber cloud over the process. The early harmony was inspired more by […]

Read more

April 18, 2007

This week’s column is a continuation of the two-week series written by former Governor Albert Brewer who is a proponent of a new state constitution. This is the culmination of a four-week series regarding Alabama’s antiquated 1901 Constitution. History has shown that the efforts of the 1901 Constitution to put constraints on local government in […]

Read more

April 11, 2007

This week’s and next week’s columns are written by former Governor Albert Brewer who is a proponent of a new Alabama constitution. For the past several years a citizens’ group, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, has been pressing the legislature to allow the people of Alabama to vote on the issue of calling a constitutional […]

Read more

April 04, 2007

Our 1901 Alabama Constitution is criticized as being outdated and in need of overhaul. Proponents have longed for and worked for a constitutional convention to enact a new basic document for decades. More people would agree with them if they only knew the history of how our original Constitution was written and approved.

Read more