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Welcome to a new fiscal year

The State of Alabama fiscal year begins this week and we finally have a budget for the year. Constitutionally, the only mandatory requirement that the ... Read more

Competition and misbehavior

Turing Pharmaceuticals recently made headlines by raising the price of a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 a pill. The company’s CEO Martin ... Read more

An intense first year of the quadrennium

This first year of the quadrennium has been an interesting mix of politics in the Heart of Dixie. Read more

The rise and fall of for-profit higher education

The past twenty five years have witnessed the rise and now apparently fall of for-profit higher education. The rapid growth of for-profits combined with ... Read more

The cost of ‘spend but don’t tax’ politics

The state legislature’s second special session to decide between spending cuts or tax increases to balance the General Fund budget reflects what I think is ... Read more