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Editorials, News, and Commentary 3
.An archive of words from around the state



Articles prior to January 1, 2002

Mr. Fix It — The governor gets his way, sort of
Anniston Star, (12/31/01)
As 2002 draws near, our top 10 resolutions
Mobile Press Register, (12/30/01)
Agenda 2002 — A list of goals, must-do projects for the coming year
The Birmingham News, (12/30/01)
Advocates of constitutional reform work to set up Tuscaloosa chapter
The Tuscaloosa News, (12/19/01)
Tax burden falls heaviest on poor
The Birmingham News, (12/19/01)
A call to constitutional reform
Now is the time for citizens and newspapers to show leadership.
Commentary by Bailey Thomson in The Anniston Star.
Some see amendment 328 as proof that constitutional reform can happen here
The Florence Times Daily, (11/19/01)
(from a three part New York Times regional series)

Opportunity for change has come and gone for nation’s longest constitution
The Tuscaloosa News, (11/19/01)
(from a three part New York Times regional series)

Other states show how, and how not, to reform constitution
The Florence Times Daily, (11/19/01)
(from a three part New York Times regional series)

State constitution cited as cause for ‘holding us back’
The Tuscaloosa News, (11/18/01)
(from a three part New York Times regional series)

Alabama constitution at heart of heated controversy
The Florence Times Daily, (11/18/01)
(from a three part New York Times regional series)
How the constitution came to be:
‘It’s quite a birthday for a document steeped in Alabama’s history’
The Tuscaloosa News, (11/18/01)
(from a three part New York Times regional series)
Poll finds greater awareness of constitutional reform
Associated Press, (11/18/01)
The carpetbaggers are gone, time for home rule to return
Opinion by Jim Bennett, Alabama Secretary of State.
Birmingham News, November 11, 2001.
Siegelman’s call

The Birmingham News. (10/26/01)
Siegelman’s right: People need to write constitution
Mobile Register. (10/26/01)
Time for action, not talk
The Tuscaloosa News. (10/25/01)
Constitution reform gets Governor’s OK

Mobile Register. (10/24/01)
Constitution reform meeting draws many supporters
The Anniston Star. (10/24/01)
New constitution advocates told to beware bandwagon
The Birmingham News. (10/24/01)
Siegelman calls for citizens’ constitutional convention
The Tuscaloosa News. (10/24/01)
School system boosts reform of state constitution
The Birmingham News. (10/12/01)
Alabama can’t wait
The Birmingham News. (10/22/01)
College student organizes group for constitutional reform
The Tuscaloosa News. (10/21/01)
New constitution important for state
The Birmingham News & Mobile Register. (10/14/01)
Bucking the system
Greeson's bill paves way for constitutional convention.
An editorial in The Birmingham News.
Also, an editorial by Rep. Todd Greeson (R-Ider) on constitutional reform.
Siegelman urges amendment support
The Birmingham News. (9/27/01)
Legislature wants voters to decide on new constitution
The Associated Press. (9/16/01)
Constitution reform group pushes for statewide convention

The Associated Press. (9/16/01)
Governor should heed call for vote on constitution
The Tuscaloosa News. (8/24/01)
Ultimately, people should decide on new constitution
Mobile Register. (8/24/01)
New state constitution needs firm, deep roots
The Decatur Daily. (8/24/01)
Ask the people - Let the voter’s decide
The Anniston Star. (8/24/01)
Going public on reform
Huntsville Times. (8/19/01)
Citizen convention better approach
Montgomery Advertiser. (8/19/01)
No guarantees
The Birmingham News. (8/19/01)
Convening - The way to a new constitution
Anniston Star. (8/20/01)
Constitution convention best solution, group says
The Birmingham News. (8/17/01)
Constitution reform group wants statewide convention
Montgomery Advertiser. (8/17/01)
More freedom, please
Huntsville Times, (7/04/01)
A dream deferred

Commentary by Bailey Thomson from Mobile Register. (6/17/2001)
Rewriting a constitution can't be 'business as usual'
Commentary by G. Alan Tarr from Mobile Register. (6/17/2001)
The people should pen constitution
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (6/3/2001)
Tilting at windmills
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (5/27/2001)
Move constitutional reform past talking stage
An editorial from Mobile Register. (5/24/2001)
A clear call for change politicians will see the poll that favors reform; now let them hear you say you want it.
An editorial from The Huntsville Times. (5/20/2001)
For constitutional reform, no requiem is necessary
An editorial from Mobile Register. (5/9/2001)
Taxes and constitutions
An editorial from The Huntsville Times. (5/2/2001)
Alabama slow income growth
An editorial from The Tuscaloosa News. (4/27/2001)
ACCR Foundation, Inc. presents testimony to Alabama House
Speech by Sid McAnnally, ACCR Treasurer, to the Elections Committee House of Representatives
State of Alabama. (4/25/01)

The reins of power
An editorial from The Huntsville Times. (4/18/2001)
How bad is the constitution?
An editorial from Mobile Register. (4/12/2001)
What would Jesus do about the plan to reform our state constitution?
Commentary by David Prather from The Huntsville Times. (4/11/2001)
Back then, men were men and children were laborers
Commentary by Gene Owens from Mobile Register. (4/11/2001)
Listen up: Alabamians want a new constitution
An editorial from Mobile Register. (4/10/2001)
Momentum growing new poll shows new support for constitution reform
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (4/10/2001)
An outdated constitution keeps Alabama out of the mainstream
Commentary by John Ehinger from The Huntsville Times. (4/8/2001)
Siegelman emerging as hero
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (4/8/2001)
A bright, new day Siegelman, others offer hope for constitution reform
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (4/5/2001)
Time to retire that ol' rickety wagon and let students fly
Governor Siegelman's address at the (4/04/01), ACCR Foundation, Inc. rally in Montgomery.
An important two days

An editorial from The Huntsville Times. (4/1/2001)
It's about time
An editorial from The Tuscaloosa News. (3/28/2001)
Vulcan not only entity needing fix
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (3/25/2001)
Yes, we must reform our constitution Short-term problems need quick solutions,
but the bigger problem remains

Commentary by Gov. Don Siegelman from The Huntsville Times. (3/25/2001)
Education key to new constitution
Commentary by Joey Kennedy from The Birmingham News. (3/9/2001)
Are you paying attention Governor?
An editorial from The Tuscaloosa News. (2/16/2001)
A new constitution for effective habits
Commentary by Bailey Thomson. (2/4/2001)
Speak your mind about constitution
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (2/4/2001)
Politicians A few good ones are out there
Commentary by Dr. David Bronner from RSA Advisor. (2/1/2001)
Why we need a new constitution
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (1/28/2001)
Constitutionally challenged
Business Alabama. (01/01)
Politics and pellagra in mill-town Byzantium
Business Alabama. (01/01)
Power to the state
Business Alabama. (01/01)
Constitutional reform now
An editorial from The Birmingham Weekly. (11/23/2000)
Baptists show the way on tax reform
Commentary by Joey Kennedy from The Birmingham News. (11/17/2000)
A home run: No more amendments and a new constitution
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (11/10/2000)
Let's create groundswell for reform
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (10/22/2000)
Call ALFA Unless you want to be stuck in 19th century
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (10/22/2000)
On constitution's reform, Windom is a bogeyman
An editorial from Mobile Register. (10/22/2000)
The constitution, again. Another chance to build a new windmill
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (9/25/2000)
The law of the land Voting on all these amendments in November underscores the need for constitutional reform now
An editorial from The Tuscaloosa News. (8/30/2000)
A new constitution. Driving for reform for state and local government
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (7/30/2000)
Leave it to beaver Another 270 or so reasons we need new constitution
An editorial from The Birmingham News. (6/23/2000)
Why a new constitution? To empower the people
An editorial from Mobile Register. (6/21/2000)
Siegelman must lead reform
Commentary by Tom Scarritt from The Birmingham News. (6/18/2000)
People want voice in giving the state a new constitution
An editorial from The Decatur Daily. (5/16/2000)


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