Will the Strongest Immigration Bill in Country Be Weakened?

Will the Strongest Immigration Bill in Country Be Weakened?

Will the strongest immigration bill in the country be weakened?  Not if we can help it.  Call your Senator and make it clear that you want them to pass SB541 if they decide to make any changes to the immigration law.  HB658 is NOT acceptable!!  Below are some good examples of how HB658 will weaken […]

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SB541 Is The Right Fix For Alabama’s Immigration Law

SB541 Is The Right Fix For Alabama’s Immigration Law

Senator Scott Beason, a co-sponsor of HB56, has introduced a bill (SB541) to tweak that legislation and make it easier to enforce and easier to defend in court.  Sen. Beason’s bill was approved by a Senate Committee today and heads to the floor for a full vote.  HB56’s original sponsor, Rep. Micky Hammon, has also […]

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A New, Easy Way To Let Your Legislator Know You Want Them To VOTE YES on SB84

A New, Easy Way To Let Your Legislator Know You Want Them To VOTE YES on SB84

The American Public Policy Alliance has created a new tool to make it easier for you to let your legislator know you want him/her to VOTE YES on SB84 to keep American Law in American Courts.  Just click here and enter your zip code.  This tool even provides you with exactly what to say when […]

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Tornado Recovery: A Tale of Two Cities

Tornado Recovery: A Tale of Two Cities

David Beito, History Professor at the University of Alabama, and Daniel Smith, Economics Professor at Troy State University, have written an excellent editorialcomparing tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, MO and Tuscaloosa, AL.  The two cities took vastly different approaches to the rebuilding efforts, one relaxing government regulation and one using it as an opportunity to […]

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HB 56 Myths v. Fact

HB 56 Myths v. Fact

The Federation of Americans For Immigration Reform (FAIR) has put together the following fact sheet on Alabama’s new immigration law.  As you can see, much of what the main stream media says about it has little basis in fact.  Before we start to discuss what changes, if any, should be made, it is important to […]

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Evaluating Changes To Alabama’s Immigration Law

Evaluating Changes To Alabama’s Immigration Law

Last year, we commended the Alabama legislature for having passed the toughest anti-illegal immigration law in the United States.  Now the trick is to keep it that way.  The law has already been partially upheld in federal court, so we’re off to a good start, but we recognize that some tweaks may be necessary.  We […]

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Brookings Institute Predicts Common Core Will Have Little To No Effect On Student Achievement

Brookings Institute Predicts Common Core Will Have Little To No Effect On Student Achievement

The Brookings Institute has become the latest organization to recognize the uselessness of the Common Core Standards in their recent Brown Center Report on American Education.  Below are a few highlights of the report. Predicting the Effect of the Common Core State Standards on Student Achievement:The Common Core will have little to no effect on […]

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National Education Standards–A Con Game?

National Education Standards–A Con Game?

Jim Stergios has a great column about the con game that is the Common Core Standards Initiative.  The following excerpt is particularly persuasive as most of the people who are writing the Common Core Standards have a record of failing to improve education in their own states… Given the very average and in some cases […]

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Busy Week For House Committees

Busy Week For House Committees

Fresh off spring break, Alabama legislators will jump right in with a committee meeting on the charter school bill(HB541) in House W&ME. The committee will also look at a proposed fix to the PACT program (HB603).  On Wednesday, the House Health Committee will have public hearings on the Healthcare Rights of Conscience Act (HB375), Healthcare […]

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On The Anniversary of Obamacare, Tell Congress: NO Partial Repeal!

On The Anniversary of Obamacare, Tell Congress: NO Partial Repeal!

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the federal takeover of our health care system. A majority of Americans still oppose Obamacare and believe it must be repealed in its entirety.  Unfortunately, Congress hasn’t gotten the message.  The House of Representatives voted yesterday to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (a.k.a. the Obamacare Rationing Board).  This […]

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