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Madison County 2020 Transportation Plan

Better late than never. Madison County has released its 2020 Transportation Plan, the last county to do so. The plan lists road projects for the county that will take advantage of extra funds from the Rebuild Alabama Act. Madison County commissioners approved a $4 million road budget. That money will be used to improve 20 roads in Madison County with a combination of resurfacing, re-striping, adding reflectors and guardrails on roads including Wall Triana, Jeff Road, Zierdt Road Moores Mill Road, and Pulaski Pike. To see all the projects, view the PDF. A list of all 67 county transportation plans can be found on this page. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of BamaPolitics.com.

It’s worth noting that Tuberville has zero experience in politics and he somehow thinks that it makes him even more qualified for the position. Well, that might be how they pick head coaches in college football- oh, wait- they would never dream of that- oops, scratch that.

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong announced today Madison County, Alabama has received an upgrade in its credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) resulting in the best – and highest – credit rating in the history of Madison County. Moody’s upgraded Madison County from an Aa2 rating to Aa1. S&P Global Ratings (S&P) maintained their current rating of AA+ with a stable outlook. During recent meetings with both S&P and Moody’s, Madison County was praised for the systematic measures taken to improve and strengthen the financial control of County operations including the execution of debt reduction, upgraded accounting practices, financial management, job creation, and organizational rightsizing. In their rating, Moody’s specifically cited Madison County’s large and growing tax base, healthy financial position marked…

Tourism is booming in Alabama according to Governor Kay Ivey. In a press release yesterday, Ivey announced record growth and that one million more people visited Alabama in 2018 than ever before. Those tourists spent $15.5 billion, which was $1.2 billion higher than the previous year. This data is according to the state’s annual economic impact report produced by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi for the Alabama Tourism Department. “We are excited our tourism industry grew by 8.5 percent in 2018, and we are proud to welcome millions of visitors to every region of our state, from the Tennessee Valley to the Wiregrass, to experience our hiking trails, beaches, restaurants, and historical sites each year,” Governor Ivey said. “This great news not only impacts tourism,…

I’ve written over 300 articles in the last few years, I like to believe that in my writing I offer up a fresh perspective on whatever it is I’m writing about. So I am very sorry that my first contribution to this site isn’t a good display of that because what I’m writing is nothing new. It’s not anything I haven’t already spoken about, written about, or screamed at the top of my lungs about. Another queer teen is dead, once again, by their own hand, pushed to make a decision at a time in their life where they are most vulnerable. A permanent solution to a temporary problem. On Sunday afternoon one of my best friends from high school sent me a post on…

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