Cleaning out the notebook…
Cleaning out the notebook…
I was in elementary school the first time I heard someone say, “Well, if you don’t know, then I’m not going to tell you.” The reasoning of the statement confounded me then, and it does now.
Birmingham News – Advocates gather in support of constitutional reform.
Birmingham News – Black, Hispanic students largely isolated from whites according to new study.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News contends that with support from both the Governor and the chairman of state Democrats, proposal to require full disclosure of use of state aircraft should fly.
Mobile Press-Register – Press-Register views the state’s residents level of obesity as posing a significant public health problem.
Montgomery Advertiser – State to add 25 drug courts.
Opelika-Auburn News – House Minority Leader Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) calls for constitutional reform on an article-article basis, sees convention a “misguided effort.”
Opelika-Auburn News – Democratic Chairman Joe Turnham calls for convention to write new state constitution.
Decatur Daily – The Decatur Daily comments on this week’s actions in the community college system, and cautions chancellor to make “no deals” in reforming system.
I am interested in how quickly the chatter starts on a question like who will fill an office that is being vacated.
Rep. Neal Morrison (D – Cullman) announces yesterday that he is resigning from the seat that represents District 12 in the state House, and already the grapevine has raised (and rejected) candidates.
During the summer state politics usually dulls into silence. This is a time when most people, even those of us who really keep up with all the insider talk, are just doing other things that most normal people are doing like vacationing, back to school, etc. This summer has been no exception in Alabama [...]
Constitution reform advocates are gathering in Birmingham today for the first annual Bailey Thomson Awards Luncheon:
Birmingham News – Former Siegelman aide sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Birmingham News – Chief Justice proposes limiting contributions, banning PAC participation in some races for some judicial posts.
Birmingham News – Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney visits Huntsville in campaign stop.
Last week we took a look at the districts of the 13 state representatives employed by the two-year college system and considered if they represented a pick-up opportunity for the other party if the legislator left the House. Who knew our just-for-fun-peek could become relevant so soon?
A special election will be held [...]
Just days after saying he would leave the two-year college system to remain a legislator if that was in the best interest of his district, state Rep. Neal Morrison (D – Cullman) announced today that he will resign his legislative seat to become the interim president of Bevill State Community College. The [...]
State Senator Harri Anne Smith (R – Slocomb) was kind enough to stop by for a few words in the Political Parlor.
The word we hear is that you are running for governor.
Well, you know, I was very interested last time. I am definitely interested this time. But, I have not made a [...]
Lagniappe Mobile Online has the final part of its story on Attorney General Troy King.
Results from elections of interest to the Parlor…
Montgomery Mayor’s Race
Bobby Bright won without a run-off his third term as mayor of the state capital.
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