As you know, a very important piece of legislation will be presented for our consideration in the House tomorrow in Montgomery – Senate Bill 310 – the “Students First” tenure and fair dismissal reform bill. Like me, many House members have been inundated with phone calls and emails from opponents of this bill, and some have been [...]
Over the past week, I think I have probably uttered the singular word – unbelievable – more than fifty times. I have said this as I have feebly attempted to describe to family, friends, well wishers, and strangers who have asked me about my experiences in my town – Tuscaloosa - over the last seven days. Tuscaloosa has [...]
The first week of the session I was approached by one of my friends from the Alabama Association of Realtors and asked the following question, “What do you think about occupational taxes?”
I told him that I thought occupational taxes were inherently unfair. Occupational taxes are specifically designed to tax working folks because of [...]
There is a storm rising in West Alabama.
No, it is not the common spring thunderstorm or tornadic type activity that we have grown accustomed too and even learned to anticipate at this time of the year.
This is a storm of enormous proportions that has the potential shake the state of Alabama to [...]
About a month ago, Danny called me and asked if I would be interested in blogging for the Parlor as a part of the Legislative Dispatch feature. I was quite honored to be asked to participate in such a noteworthy and worthwhile feature of the Parlor. I thought that in my intitial entry it [...]