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Zero-Based Budgeting: Some Pros and Cons

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—In an essay on the Senate Republican Caucus website, newly-minted lawmaker, Sen. Larry Stutts, (R-Sheffield) touts the many benefits of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) without addressing the downside. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) is a big proponent as well. We reached out to him for comment, but did Read More

Redding Pitt Mourned by Alabama Democrats

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Sunday February 7 Redding Pitt, the current Vice Chair and former Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, died. Current Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley said in a statement, “Redding was an excellent Party Chairman and Vice Chairman, a scholar of history and politics, and a strong supporter Read More

Roby’s VA Accountability Bill Expected to Come to House Floor

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Monday, February 8 U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) announced that her bill, H.R. 3234, which she says will streamline improvements at failing VA medical centers will come to the House floor this week.  Roby said that this marks a major step forward in her mission to Read More

FEC Launches Inquiry After Late, Incomplete Filings by McConnell, Update

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has informed US Senate candidate, Jonathon McConnell, it wants more information after he missed the deadline for filing his Statement of Organization. In a February 4, 2016, letter the FEC wrote, “This letter is prompted by the Commission’s preliminary review of the Statement of Read More

Senator’s Fiancée Represented in Lawsuit By His Consultant

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Sen. Tom Whatley’s (R-Auburn) fiancée, Lindsey Waits, is involved in a lawsuit with Wells Fargo over a property dispute that involves the Tuscaloosa home she leased in 2012. Waits is represented by a Fairhope-based attorney, who Whatley lists as a consultant on his campaign finance report. SEE SUIT Waits Read More

Shelby Says Ground-based Midcourse Defense System is Critical

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Sunday, February 07, 2016 US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) released a statement condemning North Korea’s illegal rocket launch and highlighting the importance of modernizing and expanding America’s homeland missile defense system. Senator Shelby said, “The North Korean regime continues to expand and improve its missile and nuclear programs. Read More

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Power: Fierce and Fragile

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter If power is the ultimate currency of politics, it is also a most fierce and fragile commodity. In 2010, the State’s Republican party, led by Mike Hubbard, took the reigns of power from the Democratic majority. In the ensuing years, they ruled quickly, often severely, and in many ways, Read More

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  • Planting Flag for Freedom Everywhere 
  • Dr. King’s Legacy Depends On You
  • Let us turn our thoughts today to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Time to Turn the Page on the Obama Presidency
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    Primary Predictions: Not Much Change Expected

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers We are only a few weeks away from our March 1st primary. We have an early primary date this year due to the fact that we are in the SEC Presidential Primary. Therefore, we will have some say in who will be the GOP and Democratic nominees. Indeed, the Read More

  • Primary Predictions: Not Much Change Expected
  • A Legendary Tale
  • Is is Time for Higher Education To Step Up?
  • Political News from 2015 Will Dominate 2016
  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  • Guns and grade inflation

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter I’m sure there are many bills in the Alabama Legislature I’ll take issue with this year. Heck, there will probably be some I support. read more

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    Joey
    Kennedy

    Guns and grade inflation

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter I’m sure there are many bills in the Alabama Legislature I’ll take issue with this year. Heck, there will probably be some I support. read more

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  • Is the glass half full, empty or broken?
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