Archive for February, 2013

February 28, 2013

The 1960’s was a tumultuous time in southern politics. Race, segregation and voting rights were the paramount issues. George Wallace came on the scene and won the governor’s office with the most anti integration rhetoric in history. He threw down the gauntlet with his January 1963 Inaugural Speech declaring, “segregation today, segregation tomorrow and segregation […]

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February 21, 2013

It is amazing how fast a year flies by, especially the older you get. This week marks the end of the first one-fifth of 2013. There are a potpourri of political happenings that have occurred recently, which we will discuss today. We are entering the opening days of the 2013 Regular Session of the Legislature. […]

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February 14, 2012

The 2013 legislative session kicked off last week. There is an old saying that nobody’s life, liberty or property is safe when the legislature is in session. A more accurate description for today in Alabama with a super Republican majority in charge in both chambers would be that no liberal or Democratic interests are safe […]

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February 07, 2013

The 2013 regular legislative session begins this week. There are a myriad of issues that must be dealt with during their four month journey. The most pressing will be resolving the current funding crisis in the state’s general fund budget. As the 140 delegates take their seats and settle in to wrestle with resolving the […]

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