May 29, 2019 – An Act of Congress

A good many people wonder why simple, straightforward, no nonsense, good- government legislation fails to pass even though it appears to have…


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May 22, 2019 – Road Rage and Deer Hunting Bills Take Center Stage in Legislature

Over 20 years ago when I was a legislator the State Trooper assigned to my county asked if he could come visit with me.  “Of course,” I said. When he…


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May 15, 2019 – Infrastructure Package Passage will be Hallmark of Success for Governor Kay Ivey and the Legislature

The five day Special Legislative Session that addressed the increase in the gas tax to fund an Infrastructure Rebuilding Program for the state was a…


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May 8, 2019 – Senator Richard Shelby Turns 85 this week. He is an Alabama Treasure with Legendary Prowess at Unlocking the U.S. Treasury for Alabama

Our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby, turns 85 this week.  In March he reached another milestone – he surpassed Senator John Sparkman as the…


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May 1, 2019 – Prisons Issue – Front/Center

Folks, taking care of prisoners is not a popular political issue.  However, every so often Alabama politicians pragmatically have to acquiesce to the…


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April 24, 2019 – Who will take Doug Jones out next year?

It is a foregone conclusion that a Republican will take out our anomaly liberal democratic senator, Doug Jones, next year.  The question is which…


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April 17, 2019 – Host of Young and Female Lobbyists Have Taken Over the Statehouse

As I observe the legislature, it occurs to me that I am getting older.  A lot of the legislators and lobbyists I have known over the years have moved…


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April 10, 2019 – Legislative Issues Other Than Infrastructure/Gas Tax

There is no question that Governor Kay Ivey’s Infrastructure/Gas Tax Program was the cornerstone issue of this legislative session. This monumental…


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April 3, 2019 – State Budgets: Priority Number One

After their successful special five-day Special Session, the Legislature has been in their Regular Session for a few weeks now.  The Session will end…


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March 27, 2019 – Infrastructure: Alabama Needs a Road Program. Wallace and Big Jim Knew This.

One of the obvious political changes in Alabama government over the last decades with the Republican takeover of the Legislature has been the…


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