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 […]
Senator Cam Ward has a great article at Doc’s Political Parlor describing legislation to bring more transparency to campaign finance in this state. Currently campaign finance reports are filed by mail or in person and scanned copies are available online. As Cam points out, this makes searching them impossible. Under this legislation, once a campaign […]
Heritage’s Lindsey Burke has written a web memo on national standards which is up today. She makes the case that the implementation of national standards comes at a great expense and results in very little value. She has a good guide to spending on standards and assessment systems by states: The budgetary impact of jettisoning […]
One of our very talented Teen Eagles, Nathan Little, has submitted a video for consideration in CSPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition. It’s a great video and we wish Nathan the best of luck!!
Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an amendment to the budget that defunded Planned Parenthood. That amendment passed by a vote of 240-185. The New York Daily News has a good recap: The amendment was part of a bill to cut $61 billion from hundreds of federal programs, which passed in the […]
Attorney General Luther Strange got a big win in the fight against gambling–he’s reached an agreement with the gaming equipment companies to pull their electronic bingo machines out of Alabama. Strange told the Birmingham News, “I hope this is the beginning of the end. I don’t know how the casino owners will react, but the […]
Great article by Matthew Spaulding over at Heritage on why constitutional amendment conventions are not necessary to fix our problems. Stemming from that analysis, and taking into consideration the circumstances under which we are now operating, we have come to the conclusion that an Article V convention is not the answer to our problems. The […]
Call and encourage House Republicans to fulfill their promise to cut $100 billion from the budget. Rep. Jim Jordan has offered an amendment to cull an additional $20 billion from the budget in order to achieve the full $100 billion in non-security cuts the Republicans promised in their Pledge to America. The House of Representatives […]
Alabama’s Attorney General Luther Strange submitted comments in response to a comprehensive review done by the National Indian Gaming Commission regarding standards and regulations of electronic bingo on tribal lands. Those comments can be found here: Letter to National Indian Gaming Commission. Strange had previously taken a strong stand against illegal gambling in a joint […]
This short video is a great explanation of President Obama’s proposed budget compared to the Republican’s proposed budget. Hint: Neither goes far enough….