For Whom the Bridge Tolls Resize

For Whom the Bridge Tolls

If you’ve followed the news lately you could not have missed the fact that there has been a kerfluffle of the highest order near the Alabama coastline. Like a scene from the old fairy tale, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, the local populace has thrown the “bridge trolls” into the bay and seemingly defeated the infamous toll payments that were at issue. The difference between our coastal brethren and sistren and the Goats is that the Goats got a bridge out of it.

Off with their Heads Resize

Off With Their Heads!

This past week “IT” finally happened. Mississippi surpassed Alabama in overall rankings for K-12 education. What absolute fresh hell is this? In truth it is not that fresh. Alabama has been limping behind the pack for decades and this year’s “Nation’s R ...

Less Outrage, More Leadership Resize

Less Outrage, More Leadership

This past weekend, the Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party jumped into the liberal playbook feet first when it passed a resolution calling for Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to be ousted from Congress.

Oliver Twist Alabama Budgeting Resize

Alabama Budgeting a la Oliver Twist

The Dickens classic Oliver Twist transcends time and some critics say it was a catalyst for social change in its day. As we enter the second special session of the Alabama Legislature to focus on the anemic and malnourished General Fund budget I am remind ...

Stand-Alone Bills Resize

Fix the Foundation

By now I’m sure that you’ve heard that Alabama has a budget problem. As the Chairman for the State Senate Committee for Fiscal Responsibility I firmly believe that the budget woes we face this year are able to be fixed without raising taxes or relying upo ...

Giant Killers Resize

Giant Killers

The State of Alabama is facing a fiscal challenge right now unlike any that we have had in contemporary memory. Regardless of how big the hole in the General Fund budget really is….the fact is that there is a hole. The debate rages on how to fill it and t ...