June 16, 2004

Now that the dust has settled on the June 1 primaries we will know who will be coming to the dance in November. Our primaries are too late to have an…


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June 09, 2004

The recent indictment of former Governor Don Siegleman is a tremendous plus for one potential 2006 gubernatorial candidate, Lucy Baxley. Lucy's…


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June 02, 2004

The 2004 Regular Session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on May 17 and both state budgets have been put to bed for the fiscal year beginning…


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May 26, 2004

The Education Budget passed by the Legislature in the just completed Regular Session was the largest in the state's history, 4.5 billion dollars. It…


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May 19, 2004

In Alabama political history the Lt. Governor's office has not been a good stepping stone to Governor. Attorney General has been the better…


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May 12, 2004

Governors "Big Jim" Folsom and George Wallace were both renowned for calling the Legislature into Special Session. During their era the Legislature…


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May 05, 2004

As we head into the final days of the regular Legislative Session it seems that very little will be accomplished. One may argue that this may be a…


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April 28, 2004

One of the more powerful and skilled legislators I ever served with was Representative Roy Johnson from Tuscaloosa. My first term, 1982-1986, he was…


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April 21, 2004

One could hardly fault Governor Bob Riley for his adamant position of seeking cuts in state funding rather than increased taxes. He is still reeling…


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April 14, 2004

The current regular session of the Legislature should be dubbed the accountability session. The question has centered more around who will get credit…


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