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(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:00:09 GMT
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
Guest Editorial Senator Hank Sanders Food Sales Tax 5-15-08
It's hard to pass a Constitutional Amendment anywhere. In Alabama, it takes a majority vote of the people in addition to a 3/5 vote of the elected membership of the House and the Senate. That's 21 of 35 in the Alabama Senate.
The House had already passed the bill and we had 21 senators willing to pass the proposed Constitutional Amendment that would allow Alabama citizens to vote state sales tax off food.
The Senate vote was 20 to 11 with three abstaining and one absent. The abstentions were counted as no votes. If one of those abstaining had not voted, we would have won.
There were attempts to compromise the bill. All were rejected.
We have one legislative day left, Monday, May 19. I don't know what will happen with the sales tax off food bill on the last day. I do know that after 19 years trying to accomplish this feat, we were close, really close.
But close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.