July 7, 2021 – John Patterson

Alabama lost its oldest past Governor when John Patterson passed away last month. He died on the same land where he was born in rural Tallapoosa…


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June 30, 2021 – Privatization of ABC Stores Fails Again

Alcohol was on the minds of many Alabama lawmakers this year as the legislature considered an abnormally high number of alcohol-related bills.…


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June 23, 2021 – Legislative Session Essentially Successful

The 2021 legislative session ended last month with an impressive slate of legislative accomplishments. A goodly amount of the credit for the success…


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June 16, 2021 – Prison Issue Unresolved

There were two major issues not resolved during the just completed regular legislative session.  Gambling and prisons were left on the table and up…


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June 9, 2021 – Politics Never Ends in Alabama

We are all looking forward to next year’s gigantic political cavalcade.  The 2022 elections in Alabama will be momentous.  We will have an open U.S.…


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June 2, 2021 – Session Ends: Gambling Left on the Table

The 2021 Legislative Session is in the books.  I would rate it a success. When you pass budgets that are balanced, any session is a success.  In…


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May 26, 2021 – George Wallace Stories

A good many of you enjoyed the George Wallace story I shared with you a few weeks ago. Allow me to reminisce and share two more funny Wallace era…


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May 19, 2021 – Status of 2022 U.S. Senate Race

When Senator Richard Shelby announced he would not run for reelection to a sixth six-year term in 2022, speculation immediately began as to who would…


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May 12, 2021 – How Will Alabama Fare in Washington after Richard Shelby

Some of you have inquired how Alabama will fare in Washington after Senator Shelby retires at the end of 2022.  The answer is that it will be nothing…


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May 5, 2021 – Some Legislative Issues

The 2020 legislative regular session is wrapping up.  After this week’s two-days of meeting days, only one final legislative day remains on May 17.…


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