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Phil Williams: Gas tax had some good, bad, and ugly
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Phil Williams: Gas tax had some good, bad, and ugly

By Phil Williams, Director of Policy Strategy, Alabama Policy Institute The increased gas tax became law this week amid much Goat Hill fanfare, reminding me of a Clint Eastwood line from an epic western: “I’ve never seen so many men wasted so badly.” The Alabama Policy Institute has said for weeks that improved state infrastructure...

‘Mockingbird’ author compared hometown to Elvis’ Graceland
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‘Mockingbird’ author compared hometown to Elvis’ Graceland

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee railed against her Alabama hometown for trying to exploit her success in a letter that helps explain later legal battles involving commercialization of her novel.
The writer's bitter assessment of Monroeville came in a three-page letter that is being sold with other items by the London-based Bonhams auctions.

Alabama Policy Institute: A Conservative Approach to the Gas Tax
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Alabama Policy Institute: A Conservative Approach to the Gas Tax

By the ALABAMA POLICY INSTITUTE PART I – THREE GUIDING IMPERATIVES To be clear up front, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) supports an increased investment in Alabama’s infrastructure. US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously said that “taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.” The Alabama Policy Institute freely acknowledges that infrastructure...

Perry Hooper: President Trump Hits a Home Run
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Perry Hooper: President Trump Hits a Home Run

By PERRY HOOPER, JR The never-Trumper faction of the Republican Party was wrong. The mainstream media was — and continues to be wrong. The Democrats just don’t get it. Two years into the Trump agenda to Make America Great Again the state of our union, is incredibly strong and getting better every day. The President...

Bill Murray: Some snow in Alabama before skies clear, sun returns
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Bill Murray: Some snow in Alabama before skies clear, sun returns

Snow has finally started across parts of central Alabama. It will snow for a couple of hours in places like Gadsden, Birmingham, Oneonta and Tuscaloosa, and some places will get  up to 1 inch of snow. The entire band of rain will gradually fill in with snow as it takes on more of a north-south orientation. Most spots will see about two hours of snow.