Bill Britt: Political leaders must work together, but “No,” does not add to the solution

December 19, 2011

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Benjamin Disraeli, one of Britain’s greatest prime ministers once said, “Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.”
Now is a time for the Governor and Legislature of Alabama to be powerfully inspired. Faced with budget shortfalls, unemployment rates—while improving—are still too high for the present and an opposition not yet ready to face the realities of the present dilemma.

Over a year ago, the people of Alabama sent a message to Montgomery, we want a government with a plan, a conservative government that will make hard choices for hard times.
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Kay Ivey: New Job Figures Give Hope to Stimulating Economic Growth

December 16, 2011

December 2011 Op-Ed Column
By Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey

Henry Ford once said, “Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Those words ring true in Alabama as your elected leaders continue to find bold ways to stimulate the state’s economy during what have been some rocky and uncertain times. And things are looking up. Figures released Friday by the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations show Alabama’s unemployment rate for November at 8.7 percent, down from 9.8 percent in September, which represents five consecutive months of job growth. The even better news is that 38,000 more people in the state have jobs today than in January of this year.
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Bill Britt: Responsibilities of the Press

November 22, 2011

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

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