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School Choice Should Be At The Top Of The Agenda For 2012 Legislative Session

It’s that time of year again.  Children across Alabama have dragged out their backpacks, sharpened their pencils and gone back to school.  The beginning of the school year gives teachers and students a fresh start and legislators a new chance to study what our state is doing right and wrong in regard to education. During […]

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7 Myths About HB56

Myth: School officials will be required to determine the immigration status of every student at enrollment and will be able to refuse students without proper documentation and report the parents to the authorities. Although schools will require a certificate of live birth for all students at enrollment, regardless of the student’s status neither they nor their […]

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States Facing Tough Choices Regarding Retirement Plans

Alabama is not the only state facing tough decisions on retirement plans.  Governors across the country are being faced with decisions about how to get by with less.  Revenues are down and federal stimulus money has dried up and Governors are having to prioritize. In Alabama, legislation for 2012 may focus on the best way […]

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2011 Freedom in the 50 States: Alabama is #19

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has updated their Freedom in the 50 States ranking.  First debuting in 2009, the study “ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres.” There were a few surprises with New Hampshire ranking #1 and some that were […]

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Reforming Alabama: Recapping the 2011 Legislative Session

Focus Of 2011 Session Was Serious Reforms Last Thursday marked the end of the first Republican-controlled legislative session in 136 years.  It was an extremely productive session with Republicans passing several badly needed reforms.  The first of these was Representative Greg Canfield’s Rolling Reserve Budget Act which also had the distinction of being the first […]

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Alabama Legislature Passes Immigration Overhaul In the Wake Of U.S. Supreme Court Decision On Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S Supreme Court recently upheld an Arizona law which penalizes employers who hire illegal immigrants by a vote of 5-3.  Under the Arizona Law, employers are required to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system to verify the work authorization status of an employee.  Employers that intentionally violate the law by knowingly […]

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Top Immigration Lawyer Lauds Alabama’s Passage of Immigration Reform Legislation

Regarding tonight’s passage of immigration reform legislation, Eagle Forum of Alabama spoke with Kris Kobach, one of the nation’s top immigration lawyers and current Kansas Secretary of State, who congratulated the Alabama Legislature on today’s passage of HB56 which he considers to be one of the toughest immigration laws in the country. “With the enactment […]

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Eagle Forum Congratulates Legislators on Passage of Students First Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/26/11 Contact:  Brooklyn Roberts Eagle Forum Congratulates Legislators On Passage Of Students First Act (Birmingham)  This week, despite AEA union bosses’ efforts to stop meaningful reform, SB310 also known as the Students First Act passed the Alabama House. “The real winners tonight were Alabama’s students and parents who will benefit from schools’ […]

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Ask Your Legislator To Put Students First

We need your calls to help pass teacher tenure reform in the Alabama House! This week, the Alabama House will consider one of the most significant education reform proposals in the last decade–teacher tenure reform.  The AEA union bosses have prevented meaningful reform of our state tenure laws and have protected teachers at all cost, […]

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A Summary of the Legislative Session So Far: What Has Passed and What To Look For

The Alabama Legislature has had an extremely productive legislative session so far.  Without gambling stopping things up, they have been able to pass much-needed reforms.  Below we’ve put together an overview of what they have passed so far and what is ahead.  The legislature has taken a two week break to do redistricting, and will […]

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