By Special Guest Contributor Rep. Jack Williams (HD 47) Now more than ever, it is important that we understand where and how the government is spending our money. For far too long we have been content to let government bureaucrats employ deceptive budget practices and wasteful spending. That failure to pay attention has led us […]
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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 […]
Alabama’s ethics law was last updated in 1992. Since then, we’ve had multiple legislators indicted, and reportedly one of the largest investigations into public corruption in the country. The BGA Integrity Index ranks Alabama 4th in the nation in terms of public corruption. If ever there was a need for ethics reform, Alabama has it. […]
For the past two legislative sessions, Rep. Greg Canfield (R-Vestavia) has introduced a budget reform measure entitled the Rolling Reserve Budget Act. The proposal would cap education spending based on a rolling 15-year average growth rate. The state currently bases the education budget on a projection of Education Trust Fund revenues. Extreme revenue fluctuations make […]