Archive for January, 2015

January 29, 2015

The most pressing problem facing the governor and legislature as they enter this new quadrennium is the financial shortfall in the General Fund Budget. Last year the governor floated a trial balloon to see if there was any traction to combine the two state budgets in order to give more wiggle room in the budgeting […]

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January 22, 2015

Dr. Robert Bentley was inaugurated Monday as our governor for the second time. He and his lovely wife, Diane, are good people.  When you get to be my age, four years goes by in a hurry. It seems like only yesterday that Gov. Bentley was enjoying his first inauguration. I recall walking down Dexter Avenue […]

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January 15, 2014

Throughout Alabama political history, certain cities, counties and enclaves have had a proclivity for having an inordinate number of their citizenry serve in Alabama politics. The most dominant example is the unbelievable number of governors produced by Barbour County. It is referred to as the Home of Governors. However, currently we have a remarkable occurrence […]

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January 08, 2014

During the 2010 Governor’s Race, I continuously made the statement that whomever won the 2010 Governor’s Race would be a one-term governor. My prophecy was based on the fact that the state was flat broke and it would take a lot of tough decisions and probably tax increases to fix the mess. Former Gov. Bob […]

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January 01, 2014

As is the custom with my year end column, we will take note of the passing away of notable Alabama political personalities during the year.  Some legendary Alabama political icons passed away in 2014. Former U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton died in March at age 89. Denton was born in Mobile. He served one six-year term […]

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