A senseless shutdown
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Since coming to Washington, there have been several times when it felt like I was banging my head against the wall in frustration. One of those times was during the recent, senseless government shutdown. Last Friday at midnight, the entire federal government shutdown after the Senate failed to pass a bill to continue government funding. The bizarre thing was that Democrats did not disagree with a…
‘In all things … ‘
By Nina Keenam How wonderful it was earlier this week to rush inside a warm house after running an errand. Bits of snow had still lingered in shady spots along my drive. On the way home, I stopped to grab a take-out lunch and encountered ice on the pavement at the store entrance. I believe God was watching over me as I carefully made my way on the icy pavement.…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers As the 2018 state elections begin, let’s take one last look at the 2017 Special Election to fill the remaining three years of Jeff Sessions’ six-year term which, by the way, comes up in two years in 2020. It is assumed by most astute political observers that the winner, Democrat Doug Jones, cannot win election to a full term in 2020, simply because he is a Democrat.…
Tax reformation
To the editor: The new tax relief bill has now been passed by both the house and senate and signed by President Trump. No Democrat voted for this bill. Why? This bill is long overdue. It will give tax relief to hard working families, reduce and make filling out our taxes more simple, give more child credit, lower the business tax from 35 to 21 percent (which will give businesses…