Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, February 2, 2012
Alabama‘s anti “immigration” law has or will cost the state:
a) 70,000-140,000 jobs with $1.2-5.8 billion in earnings, (ii) $2.3-10.8 billion in Alabama Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or 1.3-6.2 percent of the state’s $172.6 billion GDP in 2010, (iii) $56.7-264.5 million in state income and sales tax collections, and (iv) $20.0-93.1 million in local sales tax collections.
That is a direct quote from the research done by Dr. Samuel Addy, Ph.D., with the Center for Business and Economic Research, of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at The University of Alabama.
Naturally, the Republican Governor Robert Bentley, MD and Republican legislature – including Scott Beason – will, or have already Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, April 29, 2010
“It’s ridiculous you can’t do that in Alabama; but we’ll do what they tell us to do.”
- Ric Ayer, Albertville City Schools Superintendent
In shocking news, Albertville City Schools – devastated by a recent tornado – will be forced to reopen next week, and WILL NOT be able to obtain a student attendance waiver for the five days they were closed this week because of the damage.
Albertville City School Superintendent Ric Ayer said that Alabama state law neither allows for any process – however extraordinary circumstances may be – to waive the 180 day scholastic year, which is mandated by law. Superintendent Ayer said …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 26, 2010
!*! – UPDATED – Tuesday, 27 April 2010, with aerial pics by Eric Shultz, Photographer, Huntsville Times – UPDATED – !*!
Saturday evening, April 24, 2010, around 9:30PM CST, a F3 category tornado twisted its way through the rural north Alabama community of Albertville, Alabama in Marshall County. Ironically, it was on the centennial-second anniversary of a 1908 tornado that devastated the town, nearly wiping it from the map.
Fortunately, though no lives were lost, there were about three dozen injuries reported, some severe, with one transported to another larger hospital facility out of the area.
Damage was severe, wreaking havoc and destruction in Albertville and the smaller, nearby community of Geraldine. Damage was so severe, that Albertville schools will be closed for this week, …Continue for pictures…UPDATED 27 April with aerial pics by Eric Shultz, Photographer, Huntsville Times…
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