A tax cut for Christmas

December 22, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The ultimate goal is to grow the American economy and put more money in your pockets. I firmly believe the money is better off in the hands of the American people instead of in the coffers of a bloated federal government.

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Is a former ALEA executive running afoul of revolving door statute?

October 5, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Recently, the Alabama First Responders Wireless Commission voted to recommend that Alabama opt-in to a first responders’ wireless network provided by AT&T. But there may be a problem. AT&T’s man on the ground in Alabama is the former executive director of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Former ALEA Executive Director, Ryan Burchnell – after leaving the law enforcement agency in May of this year – took a position with AT&T as lead Market Development manager for AT&T’s FirstNet.

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Former Telco Executive Gives Big Money to Riley PAC Just Days After Hearing

February 13, 2014

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Just five days after the State Senate held a committee meeting on a bill that would end the Public Service Commission’s oversight of Telco complaints, a former executive of BellSouth gave $20,000 to Alabama 2014 PAC.

The Alabama 2014 PAC is run by former Gov. Bob Riley with the assistance of Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh.

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Why Are Telcos So Interested in Alleviating PSC Oversight?

February 3, 2014

By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Is Senator Jabo Waggoner looking out for the State’s Telcos by proposing a bill that would eliminate oversight of consumer complaints by Alabama’s Public Service Commission?

SB277, carried by Waggoner, would end the decades-long practice of allowing customers to register complaints about phone service with the PSC.

AT&T’s President Fred McCallum told the Senate Commerce Transportation and Utilities Committee that there was no longer a need for the PSC to handle consumer complaints, and that the company’s 800 line was more than sufficient to deal with any problems.
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Why Are Telcos So Interested in Alleviating PSC Oversight?

February 3, 2014

By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Is Senator Jabo Waggoner looking out for the State’s Telcos by proposing a bill that would eliminate oversight of consumer complaints by Alabama’s Public Service Commission?

SB277, carried by Waggoner, would end the decades-long practice of allowing customers to register complaints about phone service with the PSC.

AT&T’s President Fred McCallum told the Senate Commerce Transportation and Utilities Committee that there was no longer a need for the PSC to handle consumer complaints, and that the company’s 800 line was more than sufficient to deal with any problems.
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