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A good friend came rushing up to me as I entered the Harbert Center for a meeting. He said, “I just found out something I bet you don’t know— “The University of Alabama doesn’t exist.” Now I’ve heard some farfetched … Continue reading
The primary objective of ComebackTown is to create a conversation on a “better Birmingham.” We often talk about what’s great about our metro, but we also want to identify our shortcomings so we can begin to propose solutions. Many are … Continue reading
Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on better government for our region. Today’s guest blogger is John Northrop. If Birmingham is a “comeback town,” what do we want to come back to? Surely not … Continue reading
“We’re going to fix it where they can’t get permission to go to the bathroom.” This is State Representative John Roger’s warning to Jefferson County Commissioners in retaliation for their decision to discontinue in patient services at Cooper Green. I’ve … Continue reading
(The Jefferson County Commission decided to close in patient services at Cooper Green Hospital . This post is about the awful government structure that created this kind of problem in the first place) The headlines of the Birmingham New on … Continue reading
Let’s blame Jim Carns for our occupational tax disaster. Or how about other local House members who voted to pull the tax bill– Reps. Mary Sue McClurkin, Mary Moore, Arthur Payne, or Elwyn Thomas.
February 19, 2012 Everyone from Birmingham should read this this piece from the New York Times: “In Alabama, a County that fell off the Financial Cliff.” As the article states, government structure, as usual, created this mess.