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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  

Recent Blogs:

  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  


Republicans and Democrats Respond to Potential Parker Griffith Gubernatorial Campaign

February 4, 2014   |   By Rumor Mill  

Former Congressman Parker Griffith could be ramping up for a gubernatorial campaign, WHNT News 19 reported earlier today. Griffith was elected to the US House as a Democrat in 2008 before running for reelection unsuccessfully as a Republican in 2010 and again in 2012. “The Alabama Democratic Party recently voted to reinstate Griffith” indicating that the candidate’sContinue Reading

A Battle for Governor?

January 13, 2014   |   By Rumor Mill  

Will Republican Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle decide to take on incumbent Gov. Robert Bentley in the Republican primary? As reported by, Mayor Battle will make his announcement tomorrow. Battle’s former mayoral campaign website,, has been made-over into a splash page that screams, as if it is for a statewide campaign, “Moving Alabama Forward.” Note, it saysContinue Reading

Steve Flowers Expected to Enter PSC Race This Week

January 6, 2014   |   By Rumor Mill  

Former State Representative Steve Flowers is expected to announce later this week that he is a candidate for the Public Service Commission seat currently held by Terry Dunn. As part of his announcement, Flowers, a former Democrat, will announce that he will run as a Republican. While serving in the state legislature, Flowers was voted byContinue Reading

Deborah Bell Paseur to Challenge Lynn Greer in Alabama’s 2nd House District

January 6, 2014   |   By Rumor Mill  

Sources familiar with Alabama Democratic Party politics tell SHP that former judge Deborah Bell Paseur is expected to challenge Republican incumbent Lynn Greer for the Alabama House of Representatives District 2 seat. Sources have further suggested that the announcement should come within the next two weeks. Paseur unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the AlabamaContinue Reading