March 20, 2019 – Rural Roads need Fixing

Last week we talked about the importance that roads are to the economic development of our state.  We spoke about urban growth and expansion,…


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March 13, 2019 – Governor and Legislature Successfully Pass Infrastructure Program. Timing is Good.

Gov. Kay Ivey made infrastructure improvement in the state her cornerstone issue for this year, and more importantly for her term as governor.…


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March 6, 2019 – State Revenues Up as Legislature Prepares for Session and Crafting of State Budgets

The Governor has been inaugurated and the Legislature has had its organizational session.  The quadrennium has begun. Therefore, it is time for our…


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February 27, 2019 – First Quarter of 2019. Eventful Politically. 2020 Campaigns are Kicking Off

As the first quarter of 2019 closes, a lot has happened. The governor and all of our constitutional officials have been sworn in and have begun their…


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February 20, 2019 – Alabama Leads the Way with Female Government Leadership: Kay Ivey, Katie Britt, and Twinkle Cavanaugh

There has been a lot of talk about the advancement of women in politics over the past year.  It has been suggested that more progressive states have…


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February 13, 2019 – AEA Dead or Not? The NEA needs to go home – the in-laws have overstayed their welcome

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) was the most powerful and influential political organization in Alabama for close to three decades.  The late…


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February 6, 2019 – Organizational Session, Legislative Leadership, and Potential New Legislative Stars

The Legislature has met for their organizational session and elected their leadership for the next four years. Both the House and Senate leadership…


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January 30, 2019 – Infrastructure Program Should Be Priority 1

As the new quadrennium crests in Alabama government, everybody looks toward a new beginning.  There is a new fresh four years ahead for the newly…


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January 23, 2019 – New Federal Judges in Alabama – Future Legacy

Regardless of what happens in Donald Trump’s administration over the next two years, he will have a proven record of success as President especially…


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January 16, 2019 – What Will Our Congressional Districts Look Like After the 2020 Census

Preparations are being made to take the 2020 Census.  This process is not just a fun game to spell out demographic changes and interesting tidbits…


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