And too many of those places were in predominantly Latino communities. The report will be presented next week to the Alabama Judiciary Committee, which is charged with moving forward on impeachment hearings. Political activists and voting rights advocates used the threat of voter suppression to boost turnout among minority voters, who showed up in record numbers to help guarantee President Obama's reelection. Ivey and assist in this venture. Alabama, thanks to its budgetary insanity and inanity, just opted to close driver license bureaus in eight of them. Of those, eight — again all but Dallas and the state capital of Montgomery — had their offices closed. The governor said charges by Rep.
Alabama has done a good job of recruiting businesses with a pro-growth climate, but it may be time for Alabama to start playing offense if states start to target Alabama over its policies. Macon, Greene, Sumter, Lowndes and Bullock counties all had their driver license offices closed. He said that the state could miss out on the next Facebook or Apple because its incentives system is currently out-of-date. Some counties even have several offices. Now we have a gang of nihilists happy to sell off state resources and to their contributors. Of those, eight — again all but Dallas and the state capital of Montgomery — had their offices closed. They closed some that are making a profit.
The alternative is to pay someone to take us to another county. Terry Lathan, chair of the Alabama Republican Party, dismissed arguments that the closures will pose a hardship to voting. The black population of the affected counties is actually lower than it is for the whole state. Please take some time to see how we are doing. Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, who also is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has called for an guaranteeing the right to vote. The bill expands the number of rural communities that may incentivize companies under the Alabama Jobs Act.
Hank Sanders, D-Selma, an outspoken opponent of the law before the election, said it was a factor in the 40 percent turnout, lowest for a general election since at least 1986. Rural counties have a low tax base because the state taxes farmland and timber at low, low rates. An Alabama congresswoman has formally asked the U. One day a month is way too little. Other problems with infrastructure also inhibit economic development, Segall noted. Bentley had earlier met with members of the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus and Rev.
The opening of Abbeville Fiber is also expected to expand the need for timber in southeast Alabama resulting in additional jobs in the forest industry down the line. It may work that way in some counties. This means that offices that were previously only open once a month will now be open two or three times a month. Look at the 10 that voted most solidly for Obama? Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our and © 2019 Alabama Media Group. The cut and sized lumber will be moved by rail to treatment plants in the South and along the Eastern Seaboard before making its way to retailers.
It remains to be seen how, when, or if the centers will be reopened. There are plenty of businessmen who are pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-business. It hands the Republican legislators a nice issue with which to play the victim and curry favor with the more extreme members of the base — many of whom see , not a bug. The closings would make getting driver's licenses and personal identification cards much harder for many African Americans, putting up new barriers to voting. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to request an investigation into the effect these closures will have on the African American community and their access to the ballot box. Department of Transportation, which determined that the stoppages. Running for office should never become a business model.
The issue has also found its way into the presidential race. In the interim, residents can turn to the Internet for certain functions performed by the offices, including regular license renewals and examination scheduling. In politics, as in life, we often camouflage our real motives for certain actions. This is a call to action for all of us. The traveling license examiners that worked part-time at the satellite offices will be relocated to district offices full-time. While the Alabama legislature approved of a cigarette tax to offset some cuts this coming fiscal year, it rejected a call by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for larger tax increases, which would have further alleviated the dwindling budget.
Look at the five counties that voted most solidly Democratic? Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, asked the U. Hours later, Alabama announced that its law would go into effect in 2014 as scheduled. He should have performed the evaluation before the closings. When , the , , and offer criticism, it only eggs them on. A similar bill, passed by both the Senate and House last year, was not signed into law by Bentley. Trump realDonaldTrump This came after reports on Tuesday that Moore is considering running for the United States Senate again in 2020, which prompted a response that day from Donald Trump, Jr. In Montgomery County, at least in the satellite office nearest my home, you wrote a check to Reese McKinney, until he was defeated recently.
Same thing when I lived in Jefferson County. Our aim includes making regular improvements in the way we serve our neighbors in Limestone County. Arthur Orr R-Decatur that could help lower prescription drug costs for hardworking families in the Yellowhammer State. Thanks for reading—whether or not you can pitch in today, or ever, I'm glad you're with us. Terri Sewell in a sent Monday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. In a sent Friday to state officials, including Gov.