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The Legislature is at the midway point of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session. They have used 15 days of their allotted 30-day legislative session. The Senate has been consumed with attempting to … more
During all the grim economic news of 2020, it appeared last December that Spanish Fort might be getting a Christmas present in the upcoming year. Company representatives of the giant distributor … more
Historically, political power in the state has rested in the rural counties. Birmingham has been the home of the “Big Mules,” where the money that fueled the gubernatorial campaigns came from, … more
Baldwin County is not only Alabama’s fastest growing county and the largest in the state geographically, it is also a collection of cities and towns with a variety of history and … more
In 1998 Governor Don Siegelman ran for Governor of Alabama on a platform of proposing that his administration would enact legislation creating a state lottery. It would be patterned after Georgia’s … more
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the structural weakness in the Alabama Department of Public Health. Unknown to most Alabamians is that the ADPH is not a Cabinet agency and that it reports to a … more
Benefactor or Ideologue Over the years, I have discussed my observations and concepts of the two different roles or routes taken by a U.S. Senator or Congressman during their tenure in … more
Recently, all five Baldwin County Chambers of Commerce, after polling their members for input, released a jointly-derived recommended 2021 legislative agenda. It is a comprehensive overview of … more
After a year and a half of waiting, drivers wondering if plans for improved access across Mobile Bay were stalled forever got good news in the form of a letter from Montgomery. Gov. Kay Ivey told … more
In only 21 short months, at the close of 2022, Alabama will lose the greatest senator in our state’s history. Those of us who are political historians will acknowledge Richard Shelby as Alabama’s … more
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