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  1. Hidden Costs of Stagnant Minimum Wage
    July 28, 2014 | By Jennifer Marsden  
  2. You’ll Never Guess Who Just Bought Half of UAB’s Football Tickets
    July 22, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
  3. For Uber Bad Ideas, Look No Further than Birmingham’s City Council
    July 21, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
  4. Right Women, Right Now (Kay Ivey)
    June 19, 2014 | By Kay Ivey  
  5. Welcome to Shawshank: Prison Reform in Alabama
    June 18, 2014 | By Steven Boydstun  

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  1. The Northern Beltline a Boon to Northwest Birmingham
    June 4, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  2. House of Byrnes
    February 26, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
  3. Barking up the Wrong Tree in the Alabama House
    February 25, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  4. The Sermon on the Mount-gomery
    February 20, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  5. Republicans Still Don’t Get It
    February 11, 2014 | By Michael Hansen  
  6. Not Getting Jobbed by Bentley’s Job Numbers
    February 3, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  7. The Southern Snowstorm and Sprawl
    January 31, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  8. Two Good Initiatives in Alabama That Make Me Happy
    January 24, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  9. The Crimson White Covers Sweet Home Politics Launch
    January 23, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
  10. House Democrats’ Legislative Agenda
    January 21, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  

Craig Ford

Rep. Craig Ford is a Democrat from Gadsden and the Minority Leader in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Recent Posts:

The Greatest Joy and Responsibility A Man Can Have (Craig Ford)

June 16, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

There is no doubt that God has been good to me. I have received so many blessings in my life, but none have been better or more rewarding than being a father. With all the responsibilities a person can have today, being a parent is by far the most important in significant, and it isContinue Reading

State Leaders Singing A Different Tune Now That The Tables Have Turned (Craig Ford)

June 2, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

My how the tables have turned. Four years ago, Republican politicians in Montgomery were applauding Republican prosecutors for investigating public corruption in the bingo trials – an investigation that led to exactly zero convictions. Now these same Republican politicians are claiming that politics is behind the investigation into their own corruption, and that the investigationContinue Reading

A Day of Remembrance (Craig Ford)

May 26, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

John 15:13 reads, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces have not only given their life for their friends, but for all of us. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those men and women who lostContinue Reading

A Call for Action (Craig Ford)

May 19, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

What if Etowah County and the 4th Congressional District had the same leadership in our congressional representative as they do in South Alabama? Last week, Congressman Bradley Byrne of Mobile made a strong, public stand for construction of a bridge on Interstate 10 over the Mobile River. The congressman called the project, “a national priority,”Continue Reading

Congratulations Graduates! (Craig Ford)

May 12, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

I have always believed in the power and value of education. That is why I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who are graduating this month. Whether you are finishing high school, a vocational program or a college degree, you should be proud of how hard you have worked and what youContinue Reading

We Cannot Get Help If Our Leaders Do Not Ask For It (Craig Ford)

May 5, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

The storms that hit Etowah County and Alabama last week have left a devastating impact on our community. While the EMA is still working on a damage assessment, it is already clear that in Etowah County we have suffered far more damage than the required threshold to be declared a federal disaster area. In myContinue Reading

Powdered Alcohol is Dangerous and Should Be Outlawed in Alabama (Craig Ford)

April 29, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

Earlier this month, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly granted approval to a new powdered form of alcohol. A couple of weeks later, the agency withdrew its approval, saying it was given in error. The incident brought powdered alcohol to the national media’s attention, as well as the attention of many parents andContinue Reading

Jobs Should Be More Than Just A Campaign Slogan (Craig Ford)

April 23, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

“Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.” It’s an election year, and you have probably seen that campaign slogan on billboards and yard signs all across the state. But are we really creating jobs here in Alabama? Or is job creation just more election year rhetoric like the teacher pay raise? The news seems to be mixed at best.Continue Reading

Deception, Broken Promises the Status Quo in Montgomery

April 14, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

Despite months of promising a pay raise for educators, it turns out all the governor’s talk was just that: more election year rhetoric. After four years of constant assaults on our public schools, this budget and the governor’s empty promises for a pay raise are just one more attack on education from the Republican SupermajorityContinue Reading

Gov. Bentley Has One Last Chance to Make Things Right

April 7, 2014   |   By Craig Ford     |   Letters to the Editor

Another legislative session has ended in Montgomery. And like most years, this session had its share of disappointments. While there were some positive things that came out of this legislative session, the $400 bonus and conditional 4 percent pay raise for state employees next year, as examples, the bad outweighed the good. Once again, legislativeContinue Reading