Archive for April, 2013

April 25, 2013

As the 2013 regular legislative session winds down, let us review some highlights. One of the highlights was a lowlight. It did not happen on the floor of the House but late at night at a Mobile legislator’s home while he was on his computer responding to emails. The email he responded to was a […]

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April 18, 2013

As the 2013 regular legislative session winds down, the continuing saga of balancing the beleaguered General Fund Budget will be issue number one. As legislators wrestle to finalize the General Fund Budget the obvious complementary dilemma that confronts lawmakers is what to do about Medicaid. The growth and expansion of Medicaid is the number one […]

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April 11, 2013

The 2013 Legislative Session is heading into the homestretch. Balancing the State General Fund Budget will again be the paramount problem this year as they put the final pieces of the puzzle together. It is apparent that there is not enough revenue to meet the basic needs of state government. The governor and the legislature […]

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April 04, 2013

As the legislature wrestles with the crafting of next year’s budget the perennial issue of whether to cut vital services or raise new revenue is debated. A study released late last year revealed that state and local governments in Alabama collect less tax dollars than any other state, with the exception of Idaho. This ranking […]

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