Bentley: Short-Term, Long-Term Plans for Job Creation

Republican nominee for governor Robert Bentley likes the results of his continuing “picture poll.” The Tuscaloosa dermatologist says the people who come up to shake his hand or get a photograph or an autograph shows, in his mind, support is building. Polling by Rasmussen Reports in recent weeks suggests the same. Bentley, who has pledged [...]

Alabama Tanker Jobs that Tanked

Mobile recently celebrated Mardi Gras and began Lent. Folks who live there may have given up many things as they approach Easter, but they certainly didn’t intend to give up 2,000 jobs. That’s what happened today. This tale of woe begins with a fact and a couple of questions. Fact: The U.S. Air Force needs [...]

Alabama Politics: Quick Notes

If not today, when? Senate President Pro Tem Rodger Smitherman (D-Birmingham)  says he wants e-Bingo handled in the Senate before Spring Break, which is two weeks away. Smitherman dismisses critics saying this is a matter of…. wait for it…. jobs. Watch the full interview here. Sen. Priscilla Dunn (D-Bessemer) has been one of those involved [...]

Artur Davis Campaign Goes on TV

Democratic candidate for governor Artur Davis will go up on Huntsville television with an “Alabama First” message. The candidate’s TV spot begins with the fight over funding for the Rocket City’s NASA and missile defense jobs. It points to his economic plan that proposes tax cuts for job creation. Watch it here. Davis rolled out [...]

Blueprint Birmingham

In recent weeks, candidates for governor have passed through Birmingham showcasing their focused plan for economic development. Jobs creation, they say, that will work for the Birmingham metro. What many in Birmingham have learned  is that the metro must get its act together before seeing “real” commitment or help from those in Montgomery. Gov. Bob [...]

Bradley Byrne on Bingo: “I wouldn’t sit idly by”

Bradley Byrne says job creation, not gaming, is the number one issue in Alabama. The Mobile Republican is campaigning on his jobs plan in the Birmingham metro today. Still, he admits the current electronic bingo debate is a dominant topic on the trail. This morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama, Byrne declared “gaming is [...]

Trail Mix: Byrne Promotes Jobs in Birmingham

Republican Bradley Byrne adds to the chorus concerning job creation. His campaign sweeps through Birmingham today, first at Cooper Construction Company, next at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Bryne says  “more than 225,000 of our fellow citizens (in Alabama) are without work. Families are hurting. We can’t wait on Washington, or depend on any [...]

State Lawmakers React to SOTU

Awkward position? Republicans  in Montgomery, trying to piece together a workable budget with Democrats in the midst of declining revenue, may find a “saving grace” in Washington with another stimulus. Many believe the governor’s somewhat “rosy” proposal for the General Fund and Special Education Trust Fund relies heavily on a new stimulus plan. So again, [...]

“Jobs” is the Word

Job creation for Birmingham will be a priority for new mayor William Bell, scheduled to be sworn in this afternoon. This morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama, council members Jay Roberson and Kim Rafferty pointed at the growing worries about economic development in the city. “Regionally, we’ve got to cooperate on certain projects to [...]

Riley jobs plan endorsed by Huntsville C of C

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL. Governor Riley’s “Jumpstarting Jobs” plan endorsed by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.  Here’s the Governor’s Office release: ________________________ HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced its endorsement of Governor Bob Riley’s “Jumpstarting Jobs” plan, which is currently before the Legislature. [...]