Monthly Archives: April 2008

Filibuster ended: Senate passing bills

The Senate filibuster was ended abruptly this week, to some controversy. The senate has now started passing bills, but we have no date for either of our bills to get on the calendar. All we can do at present is hope that the rules committee will allow our bills on the floor.

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Let’s Try Again

Tomorrow afternoon, 2pm. The Senate goes another round. We’ll be listening.

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Deal or No Deal

Still deadlocked over gambling. There have been two separate deals in the past couple of weeks that almost cleared things up, but didn’t. Danny at Doc’s Political Parlor outlines one: Strange Bedfellows in the Senate I don’t even know the details of the other deal, but I heard prior to the Senate convening Thursday morning [...]

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10:00

The Senate will convene yet again today at 10:00 am. Hope springs eternal. Well, it springs at least until the end of the session…

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Frustration

Yet again, the senate continued arguing about bingo in Macon county. There is a large amount of legislation just waiting in the wings to happen, Gourmet Beer and Homebrewing being two of these bills. It is immensely frustrating that our multi-year effort is hanging in the balance because of an issue that has nothing whatsoever [...]

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Charlie Brown

Lately I’ve felt like Charlie Brown to the Alabama Senate’s Lucy. They’re holding the football and FTH keeps running up to kick it, but they pull it away at the last second. We keep getting our hopes up that they are going to get moving and pass some bills, but still nothing yet. Last Thursday [...]

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Nope

Some people got their hopes up yesterday when they heard the House rejected a bingo bill, thinking perhaps that was what was needed to get the Legislature moving. Nope. Different bill. This year the Legislature has looked at a lot of gambling bills. The only bill holding up the Legislature is in the Senate, and [...]

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Still Waiting

These days every time I run into someone who knows about Free The Hops the first thing out of their mouth is “So when is your bill going to pass?” Right now my answer is always the same “We’re still waiting on the Senate to get moving.” If you haven’t been watching the Senate’s activities [...]

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