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Hooper: Trump’s America is Hitting on All Cylinders
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Hooper: Trump’s America is Hitting on All Cylinders

By Perry O. Hooper, Jr.    In Trump’s America unemployment continues to set record lows. Jobs are being created at record levels and wages are rising for the first time in a decade. Perhaps the biggest economic news of the Trump administration according to the Washington Times is the growth in revenue from the tax cuts: “The federal government...

A Crossroads for Education in Alabama
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A Crossroads for Education in Alabama

By Thomas Rains, VP of Policy and Operations A+ Education Partnership Alabama is approaching an education crossroads. Many of the state officials in charge of education will begin new terms next year. Gov. Kay Ivey or her successor will begin a full term in office, and a record number of newcomers will be sworn into the...

Skip Tucker: Wary of Vote Fraud, Then and Now
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Skip Tucker: Wary of Vote Fraud, Then and Now

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News contributor The man from Chicago, in Alabama to oversee ballot security for the 1986 Graddick for Governor Campaign, looked up from the pages he was studying.  He was sitting at a small desk in an enclave at Graddick’s Montgomery headquarters where I was holding a meeting. I was in...

Statement from BCA Chairman Perry Hand
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Statement from BCA Chairman Perry Hand

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Perry Hand released the following statement after Monday’s executive committee meeting in which the organization adopted a “succession plan.” CEO Billy Canary is set to retire when his contract is up in 2020. “The Executive Committee and Officers of the Business Council of Alabama met today in a face-to-face discussion entitled “Planning...

Alabama Bankers Association: Myth v. Fact on S.B. 2155
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Alabama Bankers Association: Myth v. Fact on S.B. 2155

Claim: This bill only helps the nation’s biggest banks. Fact: There are roughly 5,700 banks in this country and nearly all of them (98 percent) have less than $10 billion in assets. The majority of the provisions in this bill are directed toward these community banks by reducing cost-prohibitive rules that were never meant for...

Skip Tucker: Faded Love
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Skip Tucker: Faded Love

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Contributor I love newspapers, and always have. I love the smell of printer’s ink. I love the hum and ubiquitous clack of the newsroom. Journalism chose me for a profession the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. I was a sophomore at college, studying business and psychology, driving through a...