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Letter to the Editor: Push Congress to help families in need by expanding tax credits

Dear Editor: After the election, I heard a lot of people asking: "What now?" We can start by making sure Congress doesn't target anti-poverty programs that help millions of families, including many Alabamians, afford the basic necessities of life. Alabama representatives such as Congressman Gary Palmer spoke a lot about helping the families struggling to make ends meet. If poverty and inequality are truly i ...

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Letter to the Editor: Payday Lenders Are Unfairly Represented

Sometimes hardworking Alabamians – teachers, police officers, salespeople – struggle to make ends meet between paychecks. They use payday loans for things like unexpected medical expenses or home and auto repairs. In his recent commentary, Neal Berte is confused about what a cash advance costs, but our customers know that the answer is straightforward: $17.50 to borrow $100 until your next payday. Customers ...

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Letter to the editor: A night to remember

Dear Editor, Unfortunately, when someone encounters me it is not always in the best of their life's moments. I can not tell you how many excuses for not doing something as simple as coming to court I have heard over the years. It is sometimes enough to make one lose faith in humanity. On Friday,February 10th, 2017, I had the privilege of attending "A Night To Shine" sponsored in part by the Tim Tebow Founda ...

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Commentary: Payday loan companies are robbing Alabamians

By Dr. Neal Berte, President- Emeritus of Birmingham-Southern College Commentary Some Alabamians were robbed during the holiday season while they shopped for presents for their friends and families. This typical robbing was done by none other than Alabama’s toxic payday and title lenders most of which are owned by out of state companies. [caption id="attachment_38253" align="alignleft" width="201"] Dr. Neal ...

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Letter to the editor: Educator ‘disturbed’ by op-ed suggesting there is no Muslim ban

To the editor, I was disturbed by the sentiments expressed in your editorial entitled “There is no Muslim ban.” I don’t want to argue with the title of your article but instead with the sentiments expressed about the “Chicken Little crowd”--”wetting their pants” over President Trump’s executive order. As a teacher in this community and a longtime resident, I’m disturbed by your disdain toward people whose v ...

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Obamacare repeal must roll back the Medicaid expansion

By Ellen Weaver and Caleb Crosby The Alabama Policy Institute As the 115th Congress convenes and President-elect Trump prepares to take office tomorrow, our nation faces incredible challenges and opportunities. On health care in particular, the stakes couldn’t be higher, nor the path forward more clear. As leaders working on state-based policy solutions across the country, we have seen the impact of Obamaca ...

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There is no Muslim ban

By Scott Buttram, publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE --Right now, there is a Muslim entering the United States. They are coming from Paris, or London, or Madrid, or Tokyo, or Beijing. No one is stopping them. No one is sending them home or detaining them. It isn't happening because there is no Muslim ban in the United States. It doesn't exist. Despite the meltdown over President Donald Trump's recent immigrati ...

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Trussville AD search must be done the right way

By Scott Buttram Publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE -- Here's what we know about the search to fill the athletic director post left open by Karen Johns' resignation last month. It's a plum job and a lot of people want the spot. And by a lot of people, I mean a whole lot of people. According to sources within the school system, the athletic director opening has drawn more than 70 applications. More applications ...

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Alabama state legislative session will work on General Fund and Education Trust Fund

By Shay Shelnutt State Senator On Feb. 7, the Alabama Legislature will convene for the 2017 regular session. Before giving you a preview of the issues that will shape the debate in Montgomery, I want to pause and recognize that Friday marked the inauguration of our nation’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump. The peaceful transition of power is a remarkable thing, especially when it happens between opposing po ...

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Trump economy plan: From plow horse to race horse through tax cuts

By David Guttery Columnist President-elect Trump wants a race horse economy, not a continuation of the plow horse we've had for the past several years.       Out of all of his proposals, the one that should help the economy the most is corporate tax reform, in particular a big cut in the tax rate on profits to 15 percent or 20 percent from 35 percent at present.  Typically, corporate profits are subject to ...

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