Alabama Voters Defeat Reform Plan; Special Session Ahead
- Revenue-Seeking Ballot. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;9/8/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31714, p1
Reports that Alabama voters will vote on Constitutional Amendment Number One referendum, seeking major changes in the state's educational program funded by revamped property and income tax structure, on September 9, 2003. Reason behind the plan to restructure tax system in the state; Changes in...
- Taxing Issues. Webster, Gerald R.; Webster, Roberta H. // Southeastern Geographer;Nov2004, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p190
In 2002, conservative Republican Bob Riley was elected governor of Alabama on a platform of cutting spending and freezing taxes. But within weeks of taking office, Riley proposed a tax reform package which promised to increase the state's tax receipts and reduce its tax code's highly regressive...
- Gospel inspires governor's tax plan. Smitena, Bob // Christian Century;8/09/2003, Vol. 120 Issue 16, p14
Deals with a tax package proposed by Alabama Governor Bob Riley. Statement issued by David Azbell, press secretary of the governor on the issue of moral obligation; Role of churches in gathering approval for the tax package; Support of Catholic and Jewish leaders on the proposed tax reform.
- Big Mule Renewal. Ehrenhalt, Alan // Governing;Jul2003, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p6
Comments on the state of politics and government in the state of Alabama as of July 2003. Resentment against the national Democratic Party; Description of the political leadership of Governor Bob Riley; Status of the tax reform cause; Reason behind the failure of tax reform initiatives.
- A Profile in Courage. Gurwitt, Rob // Governing;Nov2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p25
Explores the efforts of Alabama Governor Bob Riley to reform the tax structure of the state. Role of education in the tax reform proposed by Riley; Solution of Riley for the state's budget deficit; Proposal of Riley to modernize the state government.
- Eyes on the Prize. Beinart, Peter // New Republic;9/8/2003-9/15/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 10/11, p6
Comments on the efforts of Alabama Governor Bob Riley to exempt families below the poverty line from state income taxes and increase taxation of the wealthy. How the rewriting of the state constitution in 1901 exempts extractive industries such as timber companies from property taxes; Obstacles...
- Jefferson County's Other Crisis: It's Running Out of Money. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;7/16/2009, Vol. 369 Issue 33150, p8
The article reports that Jefferson County, considered as Alabama's most populous county, is likely to file the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy in the U.S. in 2009. The county, accordingly, is facing 3.2 billion U.S. dollar debt as well as other auction-rate sewer debt. Governor Bob Riley cites...
- ANTI-TAX CRY: CRUSH THE HERETIC! Jacobson, Louis // National Journal;9/6/2003, Vol. 35 Issue 36, p2722
Reports on the opposition to the $1.2 billion tax-and-spending plan proposed by Alabama Governor Bob Riley in 2003. Budget deficit posted by the state; Allotment for the tax plan; Interests that support the opposition to the plan; Position of conservatives on the plan; Comments on the...
- ALABAMA: Riley Takes Helm at SGA. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;8/27/2009, Vol. 369 Issue 33174, p9
The article announces that Alabama governor Bob Riley was appointed chairman of the Southern Governor's Association during the organization's annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.