- 7:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
- 7:20 AM – 730 The Ump’s Cole Cubelic
- 8:00 AM – Hate at 8!!
- 8:20 AM – Dr. Jess Brown
- 9:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
- 9:30 AM – Candidate for City Council District 1 Devyn Keith
- 9:55 AM – What In The World With WAAY-31’s Meredith Wood
- 10:00 AM – Top Ten Tweets at 10
- 10:20 AM – ALGOP Chairman Terry Latham
This is Donald Trump showing you that he could, in fact, shoot someone on 5th Avenue…
Hillary Clinton is pretending that because there is no “evidence” that their is a quid pro quo that there is nothing wrong with her behavior…
The media is right on board with this, as if they can not figure out what is going on here.
“It’s the appearance of impropriety”, they say.
No. It’s the clearly inappropriate behavior.
But… Trump’s Clinton Foundation donation undercuts his critiques…
Lottery drama exposes the WORST of Montgomery…
But much of the drama Wednesday came over the question of when Alabamians would go to the polls to vote on the amendment, and efforts by supporters and opponents to push that date one way or the other.
Opponents Tuesday appeared to force the vote off the November ballot after blocking a House committee from meeting that day to consider the bill. That prevented the House from voting on the legislation on Wednesday, which — as most people understood until Wednesday afternoon — was the deadline to get the lottery on the November ballot.
But supporters Wednesday began floating arguments that state election law gave them until Friday to get the measure on the ballot.
The argument – which pulled the Alabama attorney general’s office into the debate – stems from language that says the Secretary of State shall accept amendments up to the 74th day before a general election, which is Friday. The code section appears to refer to the certification of candidates, but does include the word “amendment.”
“If we can get through the House and Senate by Friday, the 74th day, it will be transmitted to the Secretary of State to get on the ballot,” McClendon said Friday.
The date could be critical not only the fate of the lottery but the General Fund’s bottom line. A general election will attract more voters, and a special election will cost the state millions of dollars.
It gets better, elections are expensive…
Officials usually estimate the cost at between $3 million and $4 million, but Secretary of State John Merrill said Wednesday those estimates were at least 18 years old.
“We are confident the cost of a special election is significantly higher than the $3 million or $4 million projected,” he said.
Merrill is generally calling BS on the whole thing…
Merrill also made it clear he did not read the law as McClendon did. The Secretary of State said that the word “amendment” in the law meant “change,” not “constitutional amendment,” and said Wednesday was the last day an amendment could get on the November ballot.
The Secretary of State has requested an opinion from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange on the interpretation of the language.
“If directed to change by the Alabama attorney general or a court of law, we will change,” he said.
Polling. Blood. Bath.
Both of these clowns should release their medical records and tax returns…
You are a bigot…
Oh yeah, so are you…
Local loser loses election, then goes to Hooters and goes insane.
After learning of his candidacy’s fate, Mr. Burger went to the local Hooters, opened up his campaign Facebook page, and let the world know what he was thinking.
While eating at Hooter’s, the classiest restaurant a Hayes can muster in Pelham in 32 years of leadership in Pelham, I was looking over the numbers and I don’t believe our citizens are this stupid. Surely the numbers are not right. I hope Pelham City School teachers have some decent kids to work with. God bless the teachers that have to work with parents with such a low level of common sense if these numbers are correct.
They are corrupt. There is no reason to run against them. You can not beat them at their voting game. The only way to beat them is to stop shopping in Pelham. Don’t buy a house in Pelham. Don’t build your business in Pelham. Don’t send your kids to Pelham City Schools. It is a county problem that has to be corrected and the problem has to be choked out by the majority of the people.
I thank everyone who came out to vote for me. I look forward to what lies ahead. All we can do now is sit back and laugh at the neighbors that had the Hayes signs in their yard and laugh at what Pelham has become despite its prime location. The speed trap between Hoover and Alabaster.
Mr. Burger’s post got varied reactions from a handful of commenters.
“Amen and very well said,” said one of them.
“Lucas, thanks for having the guts to call it like it is,” added another.
“You sound like a 1st grader at one of those schools,” quipped another. “I’m happy you didn’t win.”
“Wow such grace and humility,” another commenter concluded. “Pelham doesn’t need you.”
Mr. Burger remains undeterred, though. He has already announced his intention to run for Shelby County Commission, District 9.
“It is a lot easier to manage a campaign once you realize it is rigged,” he said.
Food stamp roles decline, not because of jobs but because of rules against being lazy and terrible…
More than 2 million Americans have been taken off food stamp rolls in the last year, a change due mostly to the reinstatement of rules that require more recipients to work.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said nearly 43.5 million Americans received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in May. That’s a steep drop from October 2015, when 45.4 million Americans received benefits from SNAP, commonly known as food stamps, and an even sharper decline from December 2012 when the number of recipients peaked at 47.8 million.
In Alabama, the figures dropped from 881,147 in May 2015 to 825,615 in May 2016, a decline of 6.3 percent.
Much of the change comes from the reinstitute of a rule that requires able-bodied adults without dependents to work at least part time in order to receive benefits. The change went into effect Jan. 1 and requires those between the ages of 18-49 that aren’t disabled or raising minor children to work, volunteer or attend job training.
Able-bodied adults without dependents are now limited to three months of benefits with a 3-year time frame if they don’t meet the job requirements.
The work requirements were suspended in the wake of the recession of 2011 and 2012 but many states – including Alabama – opted to reinstate them starting Jan. 1. The waivers are still in place for counties with high unemployment and few available jobs.
The change has resulted in steep declines in the food stamp rolls. Between May 2015 and May 2016, Florida, Arkansas, Indiana and Mississippi have all seen enrollments drop by more than 10 percent.
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