By Minority Leader Rep. Anthony Daniels
Let me be blunt. The legislature is already one-third of the way through the 2017 Session and we have done very little for Alabamians and Alabama families.
Our State schools remain chronically underfunded, leaving our students and young people without the educational resources, materials, and programs they need to succeed.
Our educators are so undervalued that many must dig into their own pockets to supply classroom essentials to meet the needs of their students.
Too many of our workers are unemployed or underemployed. They’re still looking for work because we are not attracting enough high-quality jobs, nor are we adequately preparing our workforce for career opportunities. Meanwhile, small businesses and entrepreneurs – the very backbone of our economic success – continue to face mounting pressures to stay competitive in this new economy.