Via Left in Alabama, video of Alabama’s Senator Clay Scofield being interviewed by a Huntsville reporter about his transvaginal ultrasound bill. My favorite part is when he graciously lets women avert their eyes from the screen while the state-mandated ultrasound probe is all up in their ladyparts. Nice of him!
That spate of new Republican legislatures enacting austerity? They’re doing more harm than good: Cutting state services not only harms vulnerable residents but also slows the economy’s recovery from recession by reducing overall economic activity. When states cut spending, they lay off employees, cancel contracts with vendors, reduce payments to businesses and nonprofits that provide […]
House Bill 50, which would allow the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to regulate coal ash in landfills passed the Commerce and Small Business Committee unanimously on March 2, 2011. Citizens from Perry County were there to press for coal ash to be regulated as hazardous material instead of solid waste. Please help the […]