From Decatur Daily, If voters reject bingo, what will happen next and news that Governor will be sending in revised budgets that reflect national political realities. Expect many headlines about teacher contracts being non renewed amid calls for bipartisan leadership and so on.
Stan Pate: An edgy force in Alabama politics is [...]
Postcard of a Fairhope Street Scene, postmarked 1959
This Fairhope street scene is on a postcard postmarked in 1959. Signs for Piggly Wiggly and Central Restaurant are recognizable, and a water tower peeks over them. The movie theater across the street appears to be showing “Thunder Road,” released in 1958.
We are now at the halfway point of this legislative session in Montgomery. The much anticipated debate over gambling never materialized in the Senate last week despite the loud protests from both pro and anti-gambling forces on the front steps of the State House. As many of us suspected, the proponents of gambling just [...]
Let’s run through some items. Some of them have been lingering in the notebook longer than others, and I’m glad to see them go… It’s been a rocky week around here…
Byrne’s new television spot this week challenges a Washington mindset that “the government can lead us out of this recession,” and concludes with the selling point that as Governor he would recognize “it’s my job to help grow every part of this state and add jobs.”
Only 30 seconds here, so it’s not [...]
Political consultant Steve Raby makes official this week his candidacy for the 5th Congressional District by filing his qualifying papers with the Democratic Party. Look for a forthcoming public announcement. Democrats Mitchell Howie and Taze Shepard have also qualified.
On the GOP side, you have incumbent Parker Griffith running his first campaign as a [...]
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Artur Davis takes to the airwaves in the Huntsville market with this ad, starting tomorrow. [...]