City of Mobile has hand out for about $870 million in stimulus package funding for infrastructure projects; Prichard not shy with more than $725 million requested. California, Florida lead the way with over 1,500 projects each while God bless West Virginia, it seeks funding of a mere $700,000 for the entire state for a single project.
Will Alabama Senate keep promise to ban PAC-to-PAC transfers.
The Political Round-Up: Stimulus package a scary walk on a dark night; Watson eyes Baldwin DA run; An artful dodger; Local Dems on the move; Hall advising Joyner; Belk survives protest; Dems look to unseat GOP vets;
Bonner not threatened yet?; Action Alert!!!
Steve Flowers: Wallace could woo you like no governor could woo you.
Feb. 18, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Ignorance, prejudice in all the wrong places; Jo was a go for gov; Even steven, ouch?; Classic hide & seek; Hear ye, hear ye; Fred keeps the beat; Connie goes for 3.
Contest: Can you identifyMoonPie, the canine considering a run for mayor of Mobile, who once roamed the city's neighborhoods as a pup in the same pack as Willie Bean, now a political presence on the Eastern Shore?
Spot.us -- Would you be willing to kick in $20 to have someone get to the bottom of the murky finances at your kid's school? How about contributing $30 to find out if your trash haulers really sift recyclables from the garbage, like they claim? An experiment in community journalism.
Will Recovery.gov -- the oversight Web site promised in the stimulus bill -- really give the public enough information about how their money is spent?
So There ... by Emmett Burnett: Helping the Obama's pick First Pooch.
Feb. 9, 2009
Artur Davis for Governor: Alabama's past doesn't have to dictate its future.
The Case for Bankers: They're not all villainous scum. And besides, we really need them.
Feb. 8, 2009
The Stimulus Bill: Spending Money We Don't Have For Things We Don't Need. By Gary Palmer of the Alabama Policy Institute.
Obama got rolled: Is the new president's honeymoon over?
Feb. 6, 2009
Poll: What are U.S. Rep. Artur Davis's chances of winning the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama in 2010? What are his chances of defeating the GOP's nominee for governor in 2010?
Feb. 5, 2009
Green Eggs & Ham by damn: Sam-I-Am Mobile's mayor and likely to remain so.
Steve Flowers: Get ready for a showdown on Goat Hill.
Feb. 4, 2009
Special election to fill state Senate, District 22 seat shaping up: Judy Belk to run as a Republican, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day opts out.
Photographer David Bergman made a massive composite 1,474 megapixel photograph of the Inaugural audience at the moment Barack Obama gave his address. Zoom in on any point in the crowd and see clear faces, like the CIA does in spy movies with its neat-o technology.
Ex-Senior Bowl exec charged in sexual assault; Eric Tillman tells media truth will out and vindicate him.
Feb. 3, 2009
With governor's mansion beckoning, Bonner decides to ...
A fuss, a farce and 'two cows': Jones in, flush with cash; Nodine out, Hammer not even half-cocked.
The Triple E: Riley to focus on education, ethics and the economy in tonight's State of the State address.
Steve Flowers: Let's hope for no three-peat in state senate.
Skunk says possum stinks: Washington lobbying firm backs away from contract to represent Jefferson County, citing 'toxic' politics.
Feb. 2, 2009
The Political Round-Up: James puts money where mouth is; Little gets gavel; Johnson sets District 3 meet; Time to take a little risk?; A cautionary tale of legal turmoil; Edwards, GOP women eye Republicans' future.