Category: Commentary

Safe, Affordable Anesthesia Care in Your Hometown
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Safe, Affordable Anesthesia Care in Your Hometown

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) ensure that the citizens of Alabama receive the highest standard of anesthesia care for their surgery, labor and delivery, and emergency needs where and when you need it.

Senate Bill 156 clarifies the definition of a CRNA by describing the relationship that exists with surgeons and removes language that can be seen as a barrier to care, especially in rural Alabama.

Matthew Stokes: On lotteries and abortion
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Matthew Stokes: On lotteries and abortion

. The last few weeks in the Alabama legislature bring to mind an image from HBO’s harrowing drama True Detective, where a cynical Matthew McConaughey bleakly quotes Friedrich Nietzsche and says, “time is a flat circle.”  Some things will apparently not change, and so here we are again debating an education lottery and abortion.

Skip Tucker: Purple Haze
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Skip Tucker: Purple Haze

Well, I dang near died. Word that I did die went round to some. Obviously, happily, it was an exaggeration. But it was a near thing. All-in-all, it was quite the adventure. I don’t recommend it.

Jim Searcy: Protect Alabama’s economic development efforts
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Jim Searcy: Protect Alabama’s economic development efforts

By JIM SEARCY, Executive Director of the Economic Development Association of Alabama The Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act was passed last year to provide clarity to an issue that could have crippled Alabama’s economic development efforts.  The bill was necessary to provide clarity regarding a requirement for economic developers and site selectors to register as lobbyist to...

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...