Archive for December, 2013

December 26, 2013

As the year 2013 comes to an end, as is our custom, we will reminisce and remember some of the great names of Alabama politics that have passed away this year. Former Supreme Court Justice, John Tyson, passed away at 86 at his Montgomery home.  Tyson was a revered, Montgomerian and a real gentleman.  His […]

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December 19, 2013

When I went to the legislature in 1982 as a 30-year-old freshman, there were two powerful organizations.  The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) and the Alabama Education Association (AEA) were omnipotent.  The Farmers Federation had prevailed as the King of Goat Hill for decades and probably going back to when Alabama became a state in 1901. […]

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December 12, 2013

The year 2013 could be called the year of the quitter in Alabama politics. We have seen some high profile and significant political resignations during the year. The parade of departures began with 1st District Congressman Jo Bonner. He served 10 years as the coastal Mobile/Baldwin Counties’ representative in Washington. He left Congress and doubled […]

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December 05, 2013

Believe it or not we are approaching the fourth year of this legislative quadrennium. The legislature will meet early next year because it is an election year. All 140 seats in the House and Senate are up for election in 2014. These legislators were elected in 2010. Most of them are Republicans. The GOP owns […]

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