Bentley Talks Proration at PARCA

Feb 11, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

Birmingham Business Journal   February 4, 2011 Gov. Robert Bentley told the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama that a decision on proration in the state budget could come as soon as later this month. Bentley said he wants to delve into state finances at the end of February and assess if proration is the ...

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County’s Delegation Garners Powerful Committee Posts

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ShelbyCountyReporter.com   January 27, 2011 Shelby County’s legislative delegation has emerged as a powerful group in Montgomery, based on recently announced committee assignments.State Sen. J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner, R-Birmingham, whose 16th district includes part of Shelby County, will be majority leader when the legislature convenes on March 1, said State Sen. Cam Ward, ...

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Corporation might run Jefferson County sewer system

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AL.com  January 20, 2011 Jefferson County lawyers are preparing legislation to set up an independent and professionally managed corporation that would take over the operation and financing of the county sewer system. John S. Young, the court-appointed receiver in charge of the county's sewer department, said Wednesday the entity is necessary to help ...

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Legislative Special Session to Address Ethics Reform

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December 22, 2010 The Alabama Legislature passed a package of seven ethics reform bills in seven days during a special legislative session concluding last week. I’m proud to have been a small part of this effort ensuring that your government forever be held accountable and entrusted to act in your best interest. For ...

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Identifying a Solution to the Escalating Sewer Debt Crisis

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December 22, 2011 As you may already know, I first became engaged in trying to find a solution to Jefferson County’s sewer debt crisis by forming a citizen’s organization, JeffCoCan. I’ll continually advocate and support the County Commission working together with the recently court appointed receiver, John Young, to put forward a ...

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Jefferson Co. Sewer Crisis Sure to Impact Entire State

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December 19, 2010 By now, you have more than likely heard or read about Jefferson County being on the brink of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history because of grave mismanagement and corruption involving its sewer system. You probably did not spend a lot of time thinking about the effects this ...

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Governor Calls Passage of Ethics Reform “Historic”

Feb 8, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

December 20, 2010- Governor Bob Riley didn't get any sleep Wednesday night. But he was bright eyed and chipper after the 15 hour special session ended with the passage of seven ethics reform bills. The passage of seven bills in seven days is being considered a monumental feat, especially for freshman lawmakers. "It was ...

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