Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011

As I approach my 60th birthday it occurs to me occasionally that I have witnessed and been part of a good many legislative sessions. I started my observations in 1963 as a 12 year old Page when George Wallace was in his first year as governor. If you count Lurleen’s two years, Wallace was Governor […]

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April 22, 2011

The 2010 census data paints an interesting landscape of Alabama’s demographics. There are dramatic shifts but the results are not surprising. We have been told and have seen these obvious trends develop over the past decade. However, it is only when the actual final figures are told and you see the present picture of our […]

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April 15, 2011

As the Legislative Session approaches the midway point all eyes are centered on the state budgets. The state is facing the most devastating financial abyss since the Great Depression. The Education and General Funds are both in dire straits. The state coffers are lower by $250 million than expected and no federal stimulus money is […]

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April 08, 2011

It is always fun to look towards the political horizon and take a glimpse into the proverbial crystal ball and speculate as to the future of our potential Alabama political players. In order to conjure up the future stars you obviously look to the current players on the stage. When you look at our current […]

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