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Legislation Will Bring More Transparency To Open Alabama

Most states have websites where their state checkbook, budget, etc is posted online. Alabama’s version of that site is called Open Alabama. The problem is that Open Alabama isn’t all that open.  Like the state’s online legislative information system, it is incredibly difficult for the average person to navigate and use.  Most people without a […]

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Legislative Week in Review–Week 1

The Alabama legislature gaveled in at 12 noon on March 1, 2011 with a Republican-controlled House and Senate.  It was a very busy week that followed as the GOP is moving legislation quickly through committee.  Here are some of the key pieces of legislation that came out of committee this week: HB57–Rep. Greg Canfield’s Rolling […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Legislation, Spending

Check Out The Video Of AL Government 101

Here’s the video from Alabama Government 101 for anyone who missed it: Alabama Government 101 Part 1 from Eagle Forum of Alabama on Vimeo. Alabama Government 101 Part 2 from Eagle Forum of Alabama on Vimeo.

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Start of the 2011 Legislative Session

The Alabama Legislature will gavel in tomorrow at 12 noon.  Here’s a preview of what you can expect during this session: The 2011 legislative session can be summed up in one word–Budget.  It’s all about the budget this year.  Revenue shortfalls and the loss of federal stimulus money have led to serious budget woes for […]

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2011 Legislative Agenda

We’ve been working hard over the past couple of months to put together a solid, conservative and realistic agenda for the coming legislative session.  These are the policy items we’re going to be working on come March.  During the special session in December, we distributed copies of our legislative agenda to the new legislature. I’ve […]

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Governor-Elect Bentley and AG-Elect Strange Release Statement on Gambling

Today, Governor-Elect Robert Bentley and Attorney General-Elect Luther Strange released the following statement on Governor Riley’s Gambling Task Force: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Revised to correct a typographical error– December 29, 2010 Contact: Jessica Garrison on behalf of Bentley and Strange, 205-568-4371 Governor-Elect Bentley to Assign Gambling Task Force to AG-Elect Strange Bentley, Strange Issue Joint […]

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AL House Passes Check-Off Bill In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

The Alabama House of Representatives gaveled in at 10:00 am yesterday morning, and a Democrat filibuster of SB 2 almost automatically ensued.  15 hours later Republicans broke the filibuster, and passed SB 2 by a vote of 52-49.  Thirteen Republicans, including the three who recently switch parties, broke ranks and voted with the Democrats against […]

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Stop Taxpayer Funded Deduction of Political Dues

For many years, Democrat led legislatures have forced taxpayers to pick up the tab when state employees and education workers have dues automatically deducted from their paycheck and sent to their unions.  Those deductions go to union PACs and organizations to fund political activities.  The cost of providing this service is a whopping $2,500,000 a […]

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Unfunded Pension Liabilities Are A Growing Problem Nationwide

David Brooks highlights the budget problems states are facing due to unfunded pension liabilities: New Jersey can’t afford to build its tunnel, but benefits packages for the state’s employees are 41 percent more expensive than those offered by the average Fortune 500 company. These benefits costs are rising by 16 percent a year. New York […]

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