Archive for June, 2009

June 24, 2009

As the 2009 Regular Legislative Session comes to an end, we are approaching the end of the quadrennium. It is at this point that plans are beginning to be laid for the 2010 Alabama elections. There will be a special interest in the Legislative races. Even though we will have a hotly contested open Governor’s […]

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June 17, 2009

Fuller Kimbrell is a legend in Alabama politics. He turns 100 years old this Saturday, June 20 and a party is planned for him in Tuscaloosa. Kimbrell has written two books on his life and times entitled, “From the Farm House to the Statehouse” and “The Life and Times of Fuller Kimbrell.” He has just […]

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June 10, 2009

On the last day of the Legislative Session I was visiting with some friends in the Senate Chambers on the seventh floor of the Statehouse. When it became apparent they were finished with their business for the year and were going to adjourn the Session sine die in about an hour, I meandered two floors […]

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June 03, 2009

Although the marquee issues, such as the removal of sales tax from groceries, the ethics overhaul, relief for the PACT program and the adoption of the plan to regulate and tax bingo, failed to pass during the just ended Legislative Session, some legislation did make it through the legislative labyrinth. Legislation that would allow a […]

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