Archive for May, 2013

May 30, 2013

Historically, the legislature has not been a good stepping stone to governor. In fact, Robert Bentley is the only person in modern Alabama political history to go directly from the legislature to the governor’s office. However, the legislature is an excellent training ground for being governor. You learn how state government works and how to […]

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May 23, 2013

As the third regular legislative session of the quadrennium draws to an end let us look at the makeup of the new super Republican majority. As we have often said, this legislative body may not be deliberative but they are very conservative. These folks are not Republicans in name only. They are real Republicans. Who […]

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May 16, 2013

We are at the end of the third regular legislative session of this quadrennium. They are closing in on the culmination of their four-year terms. This is the first Republican majority legislature in modern Alabama history. The Republicans not only have a majority, they sport a super majority. That means that the remaining Democratic minority […]

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May 09, 2013

On the night of the November 2010 elections I was in my regular post as the political analyst for the Montgomery CBS affiliate WAKA Channel 8. Around midnight as it became evident that the Democratic ticket had been annihilated my cohort, longtime anchor Glenn Halbrooks, looked over at me pensively and asked, “What do you […]

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May 02, 2013

As the world turns in Alabama politics, the 2013 Legislative Session is in the stretch run. The waning days will see the final passage of the 2014 budgets, which will begin in October. The most controversial and pivotal issue of the session is the infamous Accountability Act. It has sent the legislative session into an […]

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