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Katherine Robertson: If the people only knew

"THE PEOPLE want to vote!" — the most oft-repeated catchphrase of the lottery debate. Even politicians who declare themselves personally opposed to a state-run lottery...

Lynn Greer & Katherine Robertson: The fight for pension reform in...

Like many pension funds across the country, the State of Alabama's public pension system faces significant funding challenges. Alabama's pension costs have doubled over the last...

Comprehensive list of who has asked Robert Bentley to step down

Calls for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to resign have grown during the past week, as more recordings allegedly between the governor and his former...

Katherine Robertson: A sad state of affairs

Alabama is, once again, making national news for all the wrong reasons. In the modern political era, our state has seen two governors face...

Robertson/Barth/Jahera: Legislators step up to tackle Alabama’s underfunded pensions

On November 9, a newspaper in North Alabama published an editorial suggesting that any legislative interest in our state's public pension system would inevitably spell...

Katherine Robertson: Legislative session postmortem: three themes

It's only been a few days since Governor Bentley signed the General Fund budget for fiscal year 2016 into law. We don't yet know...

Katherine Robinson: The empty promise of “no new taxes”

Beginning early in the regular legislative session, Democrats laughingly claimed that Republicans were stealing their agenda, namely on tax increases. Various Republicans from the...

Katherine Robertson: Legislature can still finish strong

The Alabama Legislature caught its share of grief after adjourning the Regular Session without passing a budget. The alleged infighting between the House and...

Katherine Robertson: Reflections on freedom as Independence Day approaches

Raised to love my country and our flag, and because it's reserved for time with my family, the Fourth of July is a day...

Katherine Robertson: If everything is a priority, then nothing is a...

As the debate over Alabama's General Fund budget shortfall continues, four schools of thought have emerged on how to solve the problem: a) tax...

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