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ADEM: Protecting Alabama’s Waters Requires More Than Lawsuits
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ADEM: Protecting Alabama’s Waters Requires More Than Lawsuits

Recent heavy rains put the spotlight on one of the most common yet extremely difficult to resolve environmental concerns – untreated or partially treated sewage getting into our rivers, lakes and streams. Inflow of rainwater through cracked pipes or faulty manhole covers and infiltration of groundwater through deteriorated sewer lines can overwhelm a sewer system and send sewage into waterways.

Will Sellers: Magna Carta’s Peer Review
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Will Sellers: Magna Carta’s Peer Review

On that date in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed, beginning a gradual process of defined individual rights and limiting the power and authority of the British crown. The Declaration of Independence which outlined the colonists’ desire for freedom from the edicts of King George, is a direct descendant of the Magna Carta.

Op-ed: The 21st Century Case for Alabama Criminal Justice Reform
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Op-ed: The 21st Century Case for Alabama Criminal Justice Reform

Liberals have historically dominated the field of advocacy for reform of laws applicable to sentencing of persons convicted of crimes.  Conservatives have traditionally pushed back, condemning what they saw as unwarranted leniency. However, conservatives during the Trump administration re-evaluated the wisdom of continued adherence to previously unyielding stances on criminal justice reform.

What would it take to solve the student debt crisis?
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What would it take to solve the student debt crisis?

By ANNA HELHOSKI, NerdWallet The possibility of federal student loan forgiveness grabs all the headlines. But experts say no single policy — not even wiping the slate clean for millions of borrowers — solves the root causes of the nation’s $1.74 trillion student loan debt crisis. That debt has been fueled by decades of wages...

Source: Biden to name Tom Nides ambassador to Israel
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Source: Biden to name Tom Nides ambassador to Israel

Nides is currently the managing director and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley. He previously served as deputy secretary of state for management and resources under Hillary Clinton from 2011 to 2013. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the yet-to-be announced pick, said Nides has already been formally offered the position.

Op-Ed: Alabama Needs All the Tools to Ensure Our Youngest Students Can Read
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Op-Ed: Alabama Needs All the Tools to Ensure Our Youngest Students Can Read

Now, more than ever, we must commit to ensuring that students are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. A critical part of that support is ensuring students move on to fourth grade when ready with the skills they need. Senate Bill 94 would fail students by removing an important last resort measure that ensures a child is better prepared for the rigors of classwork.  

Op-Ed: Eagle Forum opposes vaccine passports
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Op-Ed: Eagle Forum opposes vaccine passports

On April 8th, the Senate passed SB267 by Sen. Orr. This bill banned “vaccine passports” (documentation of immunization status). The bill stated that state government may not mandate a vaccine, including the experimental shot currently being administered, and that the state or local government or any entity or individual doing business in the state may not refuse to provide goods or services based on a person’s immunization status. Eagle Forum believed that this bill was necessary to preserve our liberties and we supported it.