Posts made in May, 2007

[Alabama State] Senate Rules!

May 27, 2007 [Alabama State] Senate Rules! by Ted Burnett Recently, an essay written by State Senator Ben Brooks on the negative impact that the current senate rules are having on this year’s legislative session appeared in this newspaper. It was only a few days earlier that I had read another story on the same subject matter. This story mentioned how the Senate had spent the previous three weeks trying to get just one bill voted on by the full Senate. As written, the rules are also keeping many other bills from coming up for a similar vote while time is running out in this session, thus leaving local legislators frustrated. I ask, are the Senate rules the problem or just a symptom of one? I was discussing with friends my consideration of a bid for State Senator...

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