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Ala. mental health organizations rally to fight agency cuts

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s mental health organizations say budget cuts proposed for the state’s mental health agency will have a severe impact on thousands of residents who depend on funding. 116 more words

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Half-way there

When I was growing up my sisters and I would play the “Are we there yet” game. For those of you who do not indulge, this game is played by getting in the car, allowing the adults to begin the journey, then about 5 minutes into the ride begin asking “are we there yet?” in a rapid fire fashion using the most annoying voice one can muster. 600 more words

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Audemus jura nostra defendere

One of the advantages of living in Alabama (state motto: “We dare to defend our rights” which sounds much less like an angry, red faced person yelling when translated into Latin:  779 more words

Healthcare Reform

Bentley warns of major service cuts if taxes aren't raised

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday that Alabama could see dramatic reductions in state services – from the closure of parks to the possible release of inmates – if legislators refuse to raise taxes this session. 594 more words

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Bentley proposes higher cigarette tax to heal Alabama budget

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley has proposed a number of ways to raise revenue to heal Alabama’s ailing budget.

One possible way is a higher cigarette tax. 95 more words

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Top 5 Most Inspirational Governors

Earlier this month, former Vermont Governor and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean (Yale University alumnus) argued on MSNBC that a college degree is a prerequisite for becoming president and that Walker was “unknowledgeable.” 737 more words

American Politics

Gov. Robert Bentley proposes cigarette tax increase

Gov. Robert Bentley’s plan to fill a $700 million budget shortfall includes increasing the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products by 82.5 cents a pack. 366 more words

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