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Good Ideas Are Better Than Political Parties

December 7, 2014   |   Opinion

by Rep. Craig Ford   Without question, the biggest issue facing our state legislature this spring will be funding our state budgets, and specifically addressing the crisis in the General Fund budget. While the Education Trust Fund is expected to be in decent shape, Gov. Bentley has projected a potential shortfall of anywhere between $250Continue Reading

Sen. Del Marsh – Defining a Journalist

December 7, 2014   |   Opinion

by Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh   Freedom of the press is essential. Freedom of the press is important to me. Freedom of the press is not going anywhere in Alabama. With the national explosion of partisan political blogs and shady, fly-by-night websites offering purposely skewed and inaccurate interpretations of hard news events, I recentlyContinue Reading

Buddy Mitchell – obituary

December 4, 2014   |   News2

MITCHELL, Alfred “Buddy” Henry, 66, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Buddy had a diverse understanding of Alabama politics, having been involved in the Alabama political arena for nearly four decades, including service in the executive branch, legislative branch and lobbying the Alabama Legislature. He was educated in theContinue Reading

Buddy Mitchell, former AU Chief Lobbyist, Passes Away

December 3, 2014   |   News

Buddy Mitchell, former Executive Director of governmental affairs for Auburn University, died this morning after suffering a massive heart attack during the middle of the night. Buddy worked for Auburn University from 1993-2004. He was 66 years old and a diehard Auburn loyalist. Buddy was a good friend and former neighbor of mine. Visitation willContinue Reading

Rep. Craig Ford To Sponsor Lottery Bill, Resolution Urging Governor To Negotiate A Compact With Poarch Creek Indians

December 2, 2014   |   Opinion

  When our state legislature returns to Montgomery, legislators will have to take on a major problem: funding our state budgets. There are no easy solutions to our budget problems. But there are simple solutions that can generate millions of dollars for our budgets and put us on a path to fiscal stability without raisingContinue Reading

Governor to make appointment for vacant Circuit Judgeship in Montgomery

November 28, 2014   |   News

  Gregory Griffin Sr., the Chief Legal Counsel for the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole since 1995 has received notice from Governor Robert Bentley that he will be appointed to serve the remaining term of Circuit Judge Tracy McCooey, D-Montgomery, who has retired from the bench. Her term ends in 2016. Griffin, 56, wasContinue Reading

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