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Justin Bogie: It’s easy to see why Alabamians strongly favor repealing the grocery tax

It is clear to see why Alabama voters strongly prefer repealing the state’s sales tax on groceries over receiving a one-time rebate check. Will lawmakers listen to their constituents?

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Justin Bogie: Alabama needs stronger reforms to curtail State Health Officer’s power

Givhan’s bill provides needed reforms that would potentially curtail the powers of the State Health Officer. Stronger restrictions and oversight provisions should be added to ensure that it does that.  

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Justin Bogie: Relief bills moving through the Alabama legislature are a good start

It is a positive development that Alabama lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are presenting serious proposals to reduce the tax burden of Alabamians.

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Justin Bogie talks the governor's supplemental Education Trust Fund budget on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the strange items in the governor's supplemental Education Trust Fund budget, including money for a waterpark, an airport and a World Games bailout.

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Justin Bogie talks the Education Trust Fund budget on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss Alabama's weird and separate Education Trust Fund budget.

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Justin Bogie: Why Alabama is looking less attractive for remote workers

Making Alabama more attractive for remote workers could give the state an advantage in attracting and retaining businesses. It’s a win-win for the state and the legislature has the power to make it a reality.

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Justin Bogie talks Elmore County prison construction costs on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "The Jeff Poor Show" as they discuss the rising costs of the new Elmore County prison, which is approaching $1 billion.

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Justin Bogie: Lawmakers question whitewater park, other supplemental funding

If most of the surplus is not getting returned to citizens, it should at least be used for legitimate educational purposes, not for pet economic development projects.

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Justin Bogie talks Medicaid expansion on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Medicaid expansion and how the federal government will cover most of the increase for the first two years and then the financial burden will fall on the state.

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Justin Bogie talks the governor's proposed budget on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the lack of bold ideas in the governor's proposed budget.

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Justin Bogie: Can Alabama really afford Medicaid expansion?

Those on both sides of the Medicaid expansion debate want Alabamians to have access to high quality and affordable healthcare. Where they differ is whether the government or the free market is best suited to provide it.

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Justin Bogie: Gov. Ivey’s tax rebates at odds with other legislative efforts for permanent reforms

If the goal is to “drive people here,” as Ainsworth said, permanent tax relief is a much more effective method to attract new people and businesses to Alabama than a one-time rebate check that will not have lasting impacts.

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Justin Bogie talks the possible federal government takeover of Alabama prisons on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the possible federal government takeover of Alabama prisons and release of unrehabilitated felons if new Alabama prisons aren't built by 2025.

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Justin Bogie talks over-budget and behind-schedule prison construction on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss over-budget and behind-schedule prison construction, government red tape and a prime example of government red tape, occupational licensing.

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Justin Bogie: Staffing and rising construction costs continue to plague Alabama’s prisons

While the 2023 regular legislative session is largely focused on tax relief and education, another issue looms in the background: the state’s correctional system and the various problems hampering its improvement.

Red Tape Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Repealing ‘red tape’ is the key to economic freedom and prosperity

State government should only impose regulations when they serve as a legitimate means to ensure the health and safety of Alabamians.

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Justin Bogie talks the ARPA bill being considered in the Alabama legislature on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the ARPA bill in the Alabama legislature which basically leaves the spending decisions to the governor.

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Justin Bogie talks teacher pay raises on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss five teacher pay raises in the past four years with no appreciable increase in student scores and the governor wants to raise their pay again.

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Justin Bogie: Higher teacher salaries unlikely to improve Alabama’s education quality

Without substantial structural reforms, simply increasing teacher pay is unlikely to improve the quality of a public education in Alabama.

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Justin Bogie talks tax rebates versus tax cuts on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss how tax rebates are just a one-time refund of taxpayer money while tax cuts are an ongoing and continuous refund of taxpayer money, and the only positive long-term outcome of tax rebates is the government won't be able to spend that money.

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Justin Bogie: How will Alabama lawmakers cut taxes in 2023?

Judging from Gov. Kay Ivey’s speech last Tuesday, as well as several bills filed by Alabama lawmakers, it looks like some tax relief is in the cards for 2023.

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Justin Bogie talks structural tax reform on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the structural tax reform the Alabama Democrats are proposing in pushing for grocery tax relief.

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Justin Bogie: Did lawmakers choose prison construction over tax cuts?

As lawmakers turn towards a special session allocating remaining ARPA funds, they are claiming that there are no so-called “revenue replacement” funds available for tax cuts. What were almost all the state’s available revenue replacement funds spent on? Prisons.

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Justin Bogie talks Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey's request for an additional $1 billion on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss State Superintendent Eric Mackey's request for an additional $1 billion in addition to the 40% increase education has received over the past 4-5 years with no test score improvement over the past 25 years.

Office workers Alabama News
Justin Bogie: It’s time to end occupational taxes

Occupational taxes are levied on workers living outside of a city’s tax jurisdiction who come inside city limits to work. Removing them would incentivize citizens to work and give the state a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses.

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Justin Bogie: Another $1 billion is unlikely to fix Alabama’s broken education model

More funding isn’t producing better results, so why do state leaders continue following the same broken model?

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Justin Bogie talks the Alabama Republican Party's platform on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the Alabama Republican Party's platform of lower taxes, less spending and smaller government, while the state has an uncompetitive corporate tax rate and high sales taxes.

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