April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Contrasting candidates

In 1986 I was a young 34 year old politician. I was running unopposed for my second four-year term in the state legislature from my hometown of Troy. My best lifetime friend Keith Watkins was also 34 and was a young practicing attorney in Troy. More...

What Others Say

Still a ways to go

The motto of Alabama education during the last decade could be, "Improving, but still behind." At least that is what the tests say — that seemingly endless battery of assessments given to Alabama's school-age children year after year, term a More...

Hold off on state budgets?

For the nearly four decades I have served at the RSA, most Alabamians and the media have expected the Alabama Legislature to accomplish one primary goal - passage of the Education Trust Fund and General Fund Budgets. More...

Picking the right candidate

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, More...