By Katherine Green Robertson | Watchdog Opinion
As the debate over Alabama’s General Fund budget shortfall continues, four schools of thought have emerged on how to solve this problem: a) tax increases, b) gambling revenue, c) unearmarking, d) and across-the-board cuts. Each one of these proposals has been deemed the obvious, simple solution to the problem, […]
Falling birth rates will cut school attendance in the coming years, but just 18 states require that competence be considered when laying off teachers. That means union-crafted seniority rules will drive the process in most districts, further compromising the quality of public education.Read More →
The joke’s on Yellowhammer News readers if they believed a Wednesday morning post that said Gov. Robert Bentley had switched to the Democratic Party.Read More →
Zilch. Zip. Nada.
That was the point tally by U.S. House members for both Alabama and Mississippi in a GovTrack.us study of who sponsored or co-sponsored 20 bills in Congress in 2014 designed to increase government transparency.Read More →
Democrats, who generally fight voter ID laws due to concerns of disenfranchisement of poorer voters, argue the threat of voter fraud is overblown.
Tell that to residents of such cities as Marion and Greensboro, West Alabama municipalities in which such fraud has proved pervasive over the years.Read More →
At Athens State University in Alabama, students can’t transmit online anything deemed “threatening,” annoying” or “offensive.” At the University of Southern Mississippi, student organizations must register with the Office of Student Activities a month in advance before conducting protests or demonstrations.Read More →