Archive for February, 2015

February 26, 2015

The first legislative session of the quadrennium convenes next week. It is no secret that the state is broke. Fiscal problems left over from the Riley administration that were swept under the rug for four years are finally front and center. The chickens have come home to roost, so to speak. The General Fund is […]

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February 19, 2015

The legislature and the governor are preparing for the first Regular Session of the quadrennium. The Session will begin March 3. Legislators need to arrive in Montgomery with their lunch pails and sleeves rolled up ready to go to work because the proverbial chickens have come home to roost. They are facing a gargantuan budget […]

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February 12, 2015

As the legislature and governor prepare for the upcoming initial legislative session of the quadrennium, they are facing ominous and obvious problems. The General Fund is in dire straits, primarily due to the escalating costs of Medicaid and prisons. The problems in the Prison System may be even more acute than with Medicaid. The reason […]

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February 05, 2015

The legislature completed their week long organizational session last month with very little fanfare or controversy. They will get to work on substantive issues beginning with the Regular Session in March. Their work will be cut out for them. They are facing a General Fund Budget that has at least a $250 million deficit. The […]

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