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Senate race home stretch, Trump endorses Strange

August 8, 2017

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Who will be the next junior Senator from Alabama?

December 29, 2016

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With new technology comes a ‘news’ problem

November 7, 2016

by Jeff Martin Once upon a time, before social media and cable news, everyone received their news from the same credible sources. The information wasn’t doubted and it was generally considered to be fair and honest reporting. Growing up, each morning front lawns would be dotted with the morning newspaper and each evening adults wouldContinue Reading

State Employees Should Be A Budget Priority in 2017 – Commentary

October 6, 2016

by Rep. Craig Ford Imagine you went for nine years without a pay raise. Now imagine that, during those nine years, your boss made you start paying more for your health insurance and retirement plan. Now imagine that your boss laid-off about one out of every five of your coworkers, forcing you to do theirContinue Reading

Mason continues to pull the strings in Governor’s office

September 23, 2016

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VictoryLand Reopening Is A Victory For Democracy – Commentary

September 21, 2016

by Rep. Craig Ford I have always believed that gambling is an issue that should be decided by the voters. And I will never understand why, in the middle of the biggest economic recession our country has seen since the Great Depression, our state leaders chose to put hundreds of people out of work andContinue Reading

Why The Lottery Must Go To Scholarships, And Won’t Save Medicaid Or The General Fund Budget

July 26, 2016

by Rep. Craig Ford  Over the last year or so, the lottery has been getting more and more attention and support from state legislators. The lottery is extremely popular, getting over 60 percent favorable support in all the public opinion polls that I’ve seen. The debate these days isn’t so much over whether we shouldContinue Reading

Help Wanted: Speaker of the Alabama State House – Commentary

July 21, 2016

By: State Representative Anthony Daniels Wanted: a Speaker of the House who will work across party lines to put Alabamians first and restore public trust in government. Must have the stamina, experience, and will to take on the state’s most pressing challenges, including the shortfall in our general fund, economic growth, tax reform and much,Continue Reading

The Next Speaker of the House Should Not Be Chosen Behind Close Doors – Commentary

July 6, 2016

by Rep. Craig Ford When former Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, was convicted on 12 felony counts of corruption, he was immediately removed from office. Now, the state House of Representatives must elect a new speaker. The state constitution requires legislators to hold a public vote to elect the next speaker, but the realityContinue Reading

Where Is The Alabama Democratic Party?

July 3, 2016

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