THE STRATEGY REPORT

Public Strategies
An Ace in the Hole

An Ace in the Hole

Country music icon George Strait recorded a song with the title Ace in the Hole. The lyrics of this song could very well be applied to those who work with the Alabama Legislature. Consider: Ace in the Hole by George Strait You've got to have an ace in the hole A...

Is Your Head Screwed On Straight?

Is Your Head Screwed On Straight?

How many times have you ever heard those words – Is your head screwed on straight? Probably more times than you want to admit. Have you ever thought about what those words mean? Think about it for just a moment. As someone is looking at you and telling you something...

Alabama Counts

Alabama Counts

Once again Alabama has been impacted by the ruling of a Federal Court. This time, however, the impact on our state is a positive one. Owing to the impacts brought on by the pandemic, COVID- 19, the Court has decided that the deadline for completing the 2020 census has...

The Strategy Report 2018-12

The Strategy Report 2018-12

Constitutional Amendments for November 6, 2018   ON the ballot on Tuesday, November 6 will be four statewide proposed armaments to the Alabama Constitution. Below you will find the language that will be on the ballot when you vote. We have also offed...

The Strategy Report 2018-11

The Strategy Report 2018-11

Podcasts Below is a link to several podcasts produced by Stateside Associates. Stateside does not do direct lobbying but is the premiere provider of issues management, legislative tracking, regulatory tracking and many other services....

The Strategy Report 2018-10

The Strategy Report 2018-10

Corrupt Intent or Good Faith Belief It is always dangerous when you have someone who has not been schooled in the law offering a legal interpretation but that is exactly what will be discussed below. By no means is this essay intended to defend President...

The Strategy Report 2018-09

The Strategy Report 2018-09

Do You Believe Me or Your Lying Eyes You just cannot make this stuff up. The title of this edition of The Strategy Report really came into view during the administration of former President Bill Clinton. Clinton was a master of deflection and was very...

The Strategy Report 2018-08

The Strategy Report 2018-08

Politics is not a Spectator Sport (Especially in Alabama) There are many who lay claim to the words in the title of the essay. Trying to ascertain the true identity of who first uttered these words is an exercise in futility. In Alabama there are two...

The Strategy Report 2018-07

The Strategy Report 2018-07

The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall Opinion All good things eventually come to an end. Sometimes the end is pleasant and other times the end is very contentious. Such is the situation at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). The original, and...

The Strategy Report 2018-06

The Strategy Report 2018-06

Advocate, Lobbyist or Special Interest A Rose by Any Other Name is Still a Rose With the Primary Elections only one week away the attack ads are starting to run with an urgency dictated by a short time remaining. Ads are pointing out past actions of...

The Strategy Report 2018-05

The Strategy Report 2018-05

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Following the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida much attention has been given to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. One of the most basic of the Bill of Rights the Second Amendment has...

The Strategy Report 2018-04

The Strategy Report 2018-04

The Cream Rises to the Top A good person or idea cannot go unnoticed for long, just as cream poured into coffee or tea eventually rises to the top, those born to be leaders will eventually rise to the top. There are a number of Members of the Alabama...

The Strategy Report 2018-03

The Strategy Report 2018-03

And the Race is On Qualifying for the 2018 elections in Alabama closed at 5:00pm Central Standard Time on Friday, February 9, 2018. Emboldened by the Doug Jones win in December 2017 Democrats have qualified for far more races than in the recent past....

The Strategy Report 2018-02

The Strategy Report 2018-02

You’ve Got to Stand for Something (Or you’ll Fall for Anything)   Politics is known as the art of the possible. There are times that in order to reach “the possible” people are tempted to take a compromise that normally would not be acceptable to...

The Strategy Report 2018-01

The Strategy Report 2018-01

Humble and Kind Country music has a way of speaking to all of us. Tim McGraw’s recording of Humble and Kind, written by Lori McKenna, tells a story that we all need to remember. The advice in the lyrics are sage and are things that need to be taken to...