Category: <span>Commentary</span>

NFIB: Support small businesses this holiday season
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NFIB: Support small businesses this holiday season

The worst of the pandemic hopefully is behind us, but small businesses aren’t really in the clear. A year ago, a lot of shops and restaurants were reducing their hours and limiting their offerings to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Today, they’re scaling back because they can’t find enough people to work or get the supplies they need. 

Will Sellers: The Perpetual Winner
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Will Sellers: The Perpetual Winner

Winston Churchill’s come from behind win 70 years ago this month ranks among history’s greatest political resurrections, but this accomplishment, improbable as it was at the time, is sweeter when understood in the context of his catastrophic loss some six years earlier.

Eric Hare: Business needs a fair shake from Washington on the Federal Claims Act
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Eric Hare: Business needs a fair shake from Washington on the Federal Claims Act

Entrepreneurs don’t like to ask for help. While small business owners have sometimes received assistance from Washington during this crisis, most of us would prefer to get through it on our own. One thing we do want, however, is a fair shake and for Washington to not to make things worse. On this front, I am concerned about legislation moving through Congress that would make it easier for trial lawyers to sue small businesses that hold government contracts.

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.