Summary fo Draft Prison Construction Legislation Sept 8, 2021

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On September 8, 2021
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Prison Construction in Alabama 2021Alabamians expect Elected Officials to protect their tax dollars and provide transparency in decisions – especially something as expensive as prisons.Gov Ivey has delivered her draft prison construction bill to legislators for review. o   Phase I –  Design Build 2 male facilities (circumvent the competitive bid law on construction and bonds) o   Phase II – […]
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What is Design-Build

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On September 6, 2021
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Just the Facts Just the Facts What is Design-Build ? Design-Build Project Delivery The Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing project recommendations to fit the Owner’s schedule and budget. What is the design-build method? Design-Build is a method […]
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Prison Construction in Alabama

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On September 6, 2021
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Follow the Competitive Bid Law: Design-Bid-Build Prison Construction Alabama plans to build and renovate prisons That’s great news… now, let’s bid the job and get it done! ……………………… History shows that the traditional Design-Bid-Build method provides the owner (The State) the best product at the best price the market can bear while meeting deadline requirements.  The current […]
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Please Explain Competitive Bidding

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On September 6, 2021
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This is a simple overview of the competitive bid process. JUST THE FACTS What is competitive bidding The Specifics on the Competitive Bid Process ___________________ What is the purpose of competitive bidding? Competitive bidding is a process of issuing a public bid with the intent that companies will put together their best proposal and compete for […]
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Design-Build is not Cheeper or Faster

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On September 5, 2021
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THE ADOC example of how quick and inexpensive Design-Build is turned into a complete disaster for Montgomery Co, PA. In 2012 the DOC provided  a comparative baseline example of their design-build prison construction plan. It was a complete failure. This Design-Build project was at least $30,000,000 over budget and 2.5 years late. This should not […]
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Who will protect the largest employers in Green County?

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On March 9, 2021
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The Alabama House of Representatives has found that HB103 is important enough to pass to protect Alabama businesses. Republicans across the country are incensed that Governors have selected a few businesses to stay open and force-close the others. But very few seem equally incensed that Alabama lawmakers are planning to permanently close businesses in Greene […]
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Reasons the Alabama gambling bill stinks

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On February 22, 2021
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The gambling question is a carousel that Alabama never seems to get off. Every few years, we wrestle a gaming proposal until we’re all sweaty and exhausted, but we never settle the thing. We just call it a draw, get back on the merry-go-round, and catch our breath until we’ve recovered enough to do it again.
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Op-ed: A lottery will only further set back minorities and the poor

Op-ed: A lottery will only further set back minorities and the poor

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On February 22, 2021
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Gambling is called the "poor man's tax" because it takes from those who play the lottery and gives to those who control it. Many people have become enslaved to gambling, giving away their hard-earned money to take a chance on the lottery with very little chance of return.
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Gaming in Alabama: This is not good for Alabama

Gaming in Alabama: This is not good for Alabama

  • Posted by Heather Davis
  • On February 22, 2021
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  • Alabama Legislature, Gaming
In Case you are Interested….. The legislature has been off for one week but heads back to the State House on Tuesday.  Many bills that are not good for Alabama are flying through the State House incredibly fast with little discussion by legislators.WIth the limited access to legislators they are not well informed about the unintended […]
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