California Now Faced With Pension Reform…Or Else

California Now Faced With Pension Reform…Or Else

Update:  Former Chairman of New Jersey Pension Fund warns states of a projected $2 Trillion pension shortfall. Yet another state is in a dire situation with government pensions. From today’s LA Times op-ed: The unfunded pension liabilities of California’s state and local governments exceed $700 billion. We can’t fix the budget without reducing public employee […]

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2011 Legislative Agenda

2011 Legislative Agenda

We’ve been working hard over the past couple of months to put together a solid, conservative and realistic agenda for the coming legislative session.  These are the policy items we’re going to be working on come March.  During the special session in December, we distributed copies of our legislative agenda to the new legislature. I’ve […]

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Feminism Explained

Feminism Explained

Great video exposing explaining the Feminist Movement…

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Governor-Elect Bentley and AG-Elect Strange Release Statement on Gambling

Governor-Elect Bentley and AG-Elect Strange Release Statement on Gambling

Today, Governor-Elect Robert Bentley and Attorney General-Elect Luther Strange released the following statement on Governor Riley’s Gambling Task Force: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Revised to correct a typographical error– December 29, 2010 Contact: Jessica Garrison on behalf of Bentley and Strange, 205-568-4371 Governor-Elect Bentley to Assign Gambling Task Force to AG-Elect Strange Bentley, Strange Issue Joint […]

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Alabama’s Pension Problems Get National Attention

Alabama’s Pension Problems Get National Attention

For the last few months, we’ve been writing about the problems Alabama’s pension system is facing.  Now, those problems are getting some national attention.  On December 22, the New York Times ran a story about Prichard, AL and its failed pension system.  For once, the NYT got something right–Prichard’s situation is a dire warning to […]

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FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules

A week ago today, the FCC voted 3-2 along partisan lines to implement new net neutrality regulations.  This is the first time the internet has been subject to regulation by the federal government, and it’s a huge win for left-wing activist groups.  Opposition to the rules was bipartisan in nature and overwhelming.  Over 300 House […]

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Public vs. Private Retirement

Public vs. Private Retirement

The New York Post’s Josh Barro and E.J. McMahon highlight the vast differences between public and private retirement plans.  They find public sector retirees on the winning end.  Defenders of public employee pension plans say the average public pension system isn’t that generous, but: The data, however, tells a different story. According to the Census […]

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AL House Passes Check-Off Bill In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

AL House Passes Check-Off Bill In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

The Alabama House of Representatives gaveled in at 10:00 am yesterday morning, and a Democrat filibuster of SB 2 almost automatically ensued.  15 hours later Republicans broke the filibuster, and passed SB 2 by a vote of 52-49.  Thirteen Republicans, including the three who recently switch parties, broke ranks and voted with the Democrats against […]

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Stop Taxpayer Funded Deduction of Political Dues

Stop Taxpayer Funded Deduction of Political Dues

For many years, Democrat led legislatures have forced taxpayers to pick up the tab when state employees and education workers have dues automatically deducted from their paycheck and sent to their unions.  Those deductions go to union PACs and organizations to fund political activities.  The cost of providing this service is a whopping $2,500,000 a […]

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Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Today Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, saying that it “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”  The suit was brought by VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who argued that the individual mandate was an unconstitutional expansion of the Commerce Clause. The White House dismissed the […]

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