Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why the FBI needed to 'double its footprint' in high-tech Huntsville

Article Title: Why the FBI needed to 'double its footprint' in high-tech Huntsville


Article Snip: "...The enhanced FBI presence is further confirmation of the critical nature of the defense and space industry in the Rocket City while underscoring the fact that Huntsville, according to Stanton, is among the nation's foremost targets for adversaries looking to swipe that intelligence..."


Article Source: www.al.com
FBI and Huntsville, The Rocket City,

The buzz about Mars brings in more tourists to Huntsville

The buzz about Mars brings in more tourists to Huntsville

Article Title: The buzz about Mars brings in more tourists to Huntsville


Article Snip: "...The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hosting various things throughout the next two weeks, promoting the journey to Mars. For more information, click here..."


Article Source: whnt.com
Mars and Huntsville

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Neighboring City of Madison Taking Care of Employees Thanks to Conservative Economic Values

Article Title: Madison city leaders introduce FY2016 budget


Article Snip: "...The extra cash flow does translate to a 1.5 percent cost of living increase, as well as a long-due step performance raise for city employees. “Last couple years when we were going through sequestration and government shutdown and all that, budgets were a little tight,” said Trulock. “Our employees deserved raises, but we just didn’t quite have the money, but this year we have it and it looks like next year we’ll have it as well.”..."


Article Source: whnt.com
FY2016 budget (City of Madison),

Friday, September 18, 2015

No lottery, but you can pay more for gas thanks to the Alabama House committee passing a 5 cent gas tax hike

Article Title: Alabama House committee passes 5 cent gas tax hike


Article Snip: "...The Alabama House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure committee has passed a new bill that would raise the gas tax in the state by 5 cents per gallon, The Anniston Star reported. The bill would also automatically raise the gas tax by 2 cents in certain years based on the price of gas and other factors. The bill next heads to the full state House of Representatives for a vote..."


Article Source: www.equipmentworld.com
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

One Alabama metro area does $6 billion in business with Washington every year

Article Title: One Alabama metro area does $6 billion in business with Washington every year


Article Snip: "...A new study shows federal spending in the Huntsville area now tops $6 billion a year or almost $31,000 per federal or contractor employee. That's one of the highest federal investments per job in the nation and a sign of the city's importance to Washington and Alabama and the risk to the Huntsville economy if defense spending decreases..."


Article Source: www.al.com
Defense Spending,

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Huntsville firefighters deserve wage parity with police: guest opinion

Article Title: Huntsville firefighters deserve wage parity with police: guest opinion


Article Snip: "...The term first responder is defined in U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive and reads as "those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment." Huntsville Fire & Rescue and Huntsville police are charged with that duty equally. But yet not all positions within both departments are paid equally. Within Huntsville Fire & Rescue and Huntsville police there is parity in four of the eight positions: chiefs, deputy chiefs, investigators, and communications personnel. The four positions that do not have parity are the "first-responder" positions, the men and women that you see when an emergency arises. ..."


Article Source: www.al.com
wage parity, Pay Rates for City Leaders (2015 Reference), Firefighter Pay (Huntsville Fire & Rescue), Huntsville Fire & Rescue, Huntsville Police Department (HPD),

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wing Ding 37 biker convention to bring estimated $4 million to Rocket City economy

Article Title: Bikers descend upon Huntsville with millions to spend

2016 Honda Gold Wing
2016 Honda Gold Wing

Article Snip: "...Thousands of bikers are in Huntsville this week for the Wing Ding 37 conference. Wednesday, they kicked off their week of festivities at the Space & Rocket Center..."

Article Source: www.waff.com
Wing Ding 37, Bikers are good for the economy, Gold Wing Riders Association,