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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
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    Op-Ed: Road and bridge projects

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    It’s important for everyone to understand the process for road and bridge projects. First of all, please understand that legislators do not vote to do specific projects. We compete with every other legislator in the state for the same state funding for projects in our...

    Op-ed: A war with an invisible enemy

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    The coronavirus pandemic has been called a war with an invisible enemy. The Greatest Generation taught us to win a war; we have to be “all in” and we can win this one that way, too! Legislators begin each week with a conference call with Governor...

    Ivey: Census participation is not simply about you

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    Census 2020 kicked off in March, shortly before the word “coronavirus” entered our everyday vocabulary and upended life as we then knew it. And while the Census is not presently on the forefront of the vast majority’s minds, it is enormously important to Alabama’s...

    ADMH calls for entries for 2021 Capitol Showcase

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    Alabama Department of Mental Health   MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since 2005, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) has hosted the Capitol Showcase, a consumer art show. Individuals with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders graciously offer their works of art to...

    Op-Ed: Despite criticisms, Alabama’s environment is best it’s been since standards were first measured

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    As the director of the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s environment, I have great respect for and deep appreciation of our state’s wonderful natural resources and rich biodiversity of species and habitats, including many that are unique to Alabama. Protecting human health and...

    Op-Ed: Slowing coronavirus spread is key in 2021

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    As the new year begins and we reflect on 2020, we are faced with the sad reality that almost 4,800 Alabamians have died from COVID-19, the highly contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Last spring when we learned about...

    Op-Ed:  Let’s build America’s health care equipment in Alabama 

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    This is a difficult day for all of us. New unemployment numbers released this morning, some of the worst in our nation’s history, paint a grim picture of the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Americans, and many of our fellow...

    Op-Ed: Support LOCAL shops and restaurants on Small Business Saturday

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    Governor Ivey has proclaimed Nov. 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, as Small Business Saturday in Alabama. Small business really is the bedrock of Alabama’s economy. It accounts for 99.4 percent of all businesses in the state and employs about 47 percent of the workforce, according...

    Op-Ed: 400 years later, the Pilgrim story is more relevant than ever

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    This Thanksgiving will be different from any other we have had in our lifetimes.  This past year has been a struggle, as every single one of us has had their normal lives disrupted.  Many of us have also lost friends and family as the...

    Op-Ed: Local Legislation

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    Local legislation is often required to authorize a local entity to do something specific that otherwise is not authorized by law or the state constitution. Local legislation can usually be passed if all the local legislators, House and Senate agree or at least do not...