A Freshman’s View of the Alabama Senate
As a new senator, the first week of the legislative session in March (the current legislative session will run through June) reminded me of my days in medical school: I was entering a new environment, had to quickly digest huge amounts of information, and grow accustomed to a place with its own traditions and quirks. […]
What Is It Like to Be in the Alabama Senate?
When I first started thinking about running for the state senate back in early 2014, I had very little knowledge of the course the journey would take. It was my first attempt at a political office. Mentoring kids for a number of years as a public school teacher and coach had been fulfilling, as is […]
Why Alabama Needs a Lower Income Tax Rate for Everyone
Before I was elected to the Alabama Senate, I had always thought about creating a simpler tax structure for Alabamians. My analysis began with a potential policy change toward a flat tax. The goal was to be revenue neutral with the change, generating no less – or no more – state income tax revenue than […]
A Legislative Update
I know a lot of you are very busy, working one, sometimes two jobs while raising a family, or possibly going to school. Maybe you are a retiree, busy helping with your grandchildren during the week, and attending church on the weekends. If that’s the case, you probably don’t have a lot of time […]