Ask Your Representative To Support HB56

Ask Your Representative To Support HB56

The Alabama House is expected to vote on HB56 tomorrow.  Sponsored by Rep. Micky Hammon, HB56 requires businesses who receive economic development incentives to use e-verify, makes the entry, presence and involvement in economic activity of unauthorized illegal aliens a crime in this state, and requires law enforcement to verify the citizenship during routine enforcement […]

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Summer Internship Opportunities Available

Summer Internship Opportunities Available

Would you like the opportunity to work on state public policy issues, learn about Alabama’s legislative process and network with some awesome people at the same time?  Then call us to learn more about the Eagle Forum of Alabama Summer Internship Program!

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Alabama House Republicans Vote Yes On Continuing Resolution

Alabama House Republicans Vote Yes On Continuing Resolution

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 […]

Filed Under Budget, Economic Policy, Spending, US House

Call Your Congressman And Tell Him To Oppose The New Short-Term CR

Call Your Congressman And Tell Him To Oppose The New Short-Term CR

Erick Erickson over at Red State does a better job explaining why the new short-term CR is a bad idea than I do, but in a nutshell:  House Republicans are terrified of a government shut-down.  They have introduced a new Continuing Resolution to fund the government for three more weeks.  The fact that the new […]

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Legislative Week In Review

Legislative Week In Review

This was a busy 3-day week for the Alabama Legislature.  On Tuesday, the House passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation on the Republican agenda–Rep. Greg Canfield’s Rolling Reserve Budget Act–and the Senate voted to end the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).  Several important pieces of legislation also came out of committee on […]

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Tuesday’s Legislative Activity

Tuesday’s Legislative Activity

It was a busy day in Montgomery, Rep. Greg Canfield’s Rolling Reserve Budget Act HB 57 passed the House (you can find more information about the legislation here) and the Alabama Senate voted (23-12) to end the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) SB72 saving taxpayers millions of dollars.  For more information on DROP and why […]

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GOP Is Poised To Drop DROP This Week

GOP Is Poised To Drop DROP This Week

I’m hearing reports from multiple sources who say the DROP bill will be on the Governor’s desk by Thursday of this week.  The Governor’s proposed budget hinges on the elimination of the DROP program to avoid layoffs.  For a good review of what the DROP program is and why it needs to be repealed, check […]

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Legislation Will Bring More Transparency To Open Alabama

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

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 […]

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Check Out The Video Of AL Government 101

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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