Baker leads Alabama Community College System into the future

November 15, 2017

By Steve Flowers
Inside the Statehouse

In March of this year, the Alabama Community College System took a giant leap forward when it brought on a giant in state government and one of Alabama’s preeminent leaders, Jimmy Baker, to be chancellor.

When you have a conversation with Chancellor Baker, he uses words that you do not normally hear in the same sentence, like, “exciting,” and, “community college.” He says it is an exciting time. For a myriad of reasons, across the state, community colleges and technical training have been viewed as second best when it comes to higher education options. Sit down with Chancellor Baker, and you will leave convinced that Alabama’s community colleges can do more to move the state forward than any other entity in the state.

Read More

Thanksgiving Day brings little to be thankful for in State government

November 24, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

For those who honestly care about the future of our State, there are few bright spots this Thanksgiving. Even as we engage in polite conversation over turkey and dressing or pecan pie, the subject will naturally turn to the state of the State.

While, “Who will replace Senator Jeff Sessions and the political dominos to follow” is a fun parlor game, it’s the nagging reality that Governor Robert Bentley used the tools of government to destroy political enemies, carry on an affair and deceive the public, that is the “Sword of Damocles” hanging over our State.
Read More

Legislature Passes Virtual School Bill

April 24, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, April 23, the Alabama House of Representatives passed SB72 sponsored by State Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery).  The bill was carried in the House by State Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle).

Technology is changing our workplaces, our homes, and increasingly our schools. Students will be able to take classes online from their public school system.  SB72 will require every school system in the state to prepare a plan for virtual learning.
Read More

© Copyright 2017 Alabama Political Reporter