Editorial

Who matters? The voters
Regardless of your political leanings, you’re probably – or perhaps maybe – dismayed at some of the junk that’s going on in our country today. I recently read an opinion piece about the “sore loser syndrome” – a good name, I think, for what’s happening since the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. “They” were so sure – the media (national media), the celebrities, the Democrats. So sure. They…
What is the Congressional Review Act?
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Rolling back regulations, rules, and red tape that are limiting opportunities for the American people and small businesses has been an important priority for me in Congress. But what exactly is being done about it? Well, there is actually a little known and little used law that allows Congress to remove certain government regulations. In 1996, Republicans passed something known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA).…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers As the third regular session of this quadrennium begins, the paramount focus once again will be on the budgets. Even more specifically, it will be about the General Fund Budget. Alabama is one of five states that has two budgets. Our Education Budget now receives over two-thirds of our tax revenue due to the fact that our growth taxes, income and sales, are earmarked for Education’s coffers,…
UWA creates teacher corps
By Larry Lee  At its heart, education is more about hand-to-hand combat than about ballyhooed plans and initiatives. Sure, we love the big splash, but at the end of the day it’s all of the little splashes that make a difference. And that’s what just happened at the University of West Alabama, tucked away in tiny Livingston, Ala. President Ken Tucker and Dean of Education Jan Miller announced the creation…