Monthly Archives: May 2007

Better Beer for Jefferson County on the Horizon

It was a good day for the Jefferson County local bill yesterday, as it passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 30 to 6. Shortly thereafter it received its 1st Reading in the Senate, which allows it to be passed by the local Senate committee this week and thus get its 2nd Reading [...]

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We Never Had A Chance

Our statewide bill, that is. The Senate adjourned yesterday without working a special order calendar, which was our only hope of getting our statewide bill passed this year. A special order calendar yesterday was the only hope a lot of people had for seeing very important legislation passed this year, as yesterday was the last [...]

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Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

Senate majority moves state budgets forward This blog isn’t concerned about whether the Lt. Gov’s actions yesterday were legal or not. I’ll let you all worry about that on your own time. What concerns us here is that the Senate is moving. Business is being done. The word now is that the budgets will be [...]

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Local Bills On A Roll

The Mobile county local bill passed the House today. We proved the House will pass an ABV limit increase. Of course, it won’t have any impact on citizens in Mobile unless the Senate breaks from deadlock and starts passing bills, which did not happen today. Four days left. The Jefferson County local bill is first [...]

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Last Chance

Riley says deal means budgets, bonds can pass This is it folks. Once again, there is talk that a compromise has been reached. We’ve heard it all before, and thus far nothing has come of it. But if. IF it holds together, it is possible SB211 could squeak through the Senate in the next few [...]

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Deep Sigh

Prospects for special session grow with Alabama Senate fight Another attempt at compromise falls apart. If the Senate doesn’t pass any bills, the Gourmet Beer Bill will be one of several hundred not passed. All we can do is continue to wait and hope for the best. Also, be encouraged that we could still see [...]

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Coming Down To The Wire

Today was day 25 of 30 legislative meeting days this session. The House convened and did business; the Senate was in recess, trying to work out a compromise that would allow them to pass some bills here at the very end of the session. As soon as I hear anything about a confirmed compromise, I’ll [...]

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Good Luck Mississippi, But Please Don’t Beat Us

The bell tolls for the 6% law in MS. http://www.msbrew.com/2007/05/want-to-help-change-mississippis.html A grassroots organization is forming there, and they are going to get legislation introduced–probably in 2008–to shed that vestige of Prohibition that plagues their fine state just as it plagues ours. I wish them the best of luck, and have already offered to help them [...]

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