APPEAL TO ALABAMA LEGISLATORS Legal experts are now warning legislators that the current lottery bill is a Double Trojan Horse. It would (1) give Indians the right to demand a compact from the Governor to set up full-fledged, Las Vegas style casinos in multiple locations around the state and (2) the bill’s loose definition of “lottery” […]
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December 16, 2015 On Friday, the House of Representatives will vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government for the next year. This bill represents the final opportunity for the Republican-led Congress to rein in the Obama Administration using the powers given them by Article One of the Constitution . After weeks […]
Congressional Republicans who voted for the Cromnibus bill are experiencing a great deal of backlash. Following are two articles on each side of the issue. One is an op-ed from Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) published in Yellowhammer. The other is from Gaston Mooney, Executive Editor of Conservative Review.
President Obama and the Democratic leadership are trying once again to subsidize alternative energy. H.R. 1380 (A.K.A.the Natural Gas Bill or the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011) is an effort to create a federal subsidy for production and use of natural gas vehicles. There is an effort underway to get some of […]
The latest version of the deal to raise the debt limit is not the answer to our budget woes. In fact, according to this video by the Cato Institute, the deal doesn’t cut spending at all: The Heritage Foundation has put the following statement out about the deal, “The deal relies on an insufficient level […]
Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are under tremendous pressure to compromise on a debt ceiling increase. Last week, House Republicans offered a solution to the crisis called “Cut, Cap, and Balance.” Unfortunately, the plan was tabled in the Senate. Now House and Senate leaders are scrambling to come up with new proposals. There […]
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 […]
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a budget yesterday that eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood. The Daily Caller reports: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, signed a state budget Sunday that cut spending on education and health clinics, including Planned Parenthood centers, reported National Journal. Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin denounced the budget. The group, which runs […]
Despite a growing opposition to the 3-week continuing resolution, all six Alabama House Republicans voted Yes. 54 Republicans voted against the CR. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan issued the following statement explaining his opposition: “Americans sent us here to deal with big problems in bold ways. We’re borrowing billions of dollars a day, yet […]