A Publication of The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham
Published November 2005
Did you know?
- ?U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, cancelled a fundraiser for Tom Delay after the Texas Congressman was indicted. The fundraiser, co hosted by all five Republican members of Alabama?s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, was scheduled for Monday, October 10. The money raised at the event was intended to go toward DeLay?s reelection campaign in Texas. All five Alabama Republican representatives have accepted contributions from DeLay?s political action committee in the past.
- ?Alabama has the ninth worst income gap in the nation when comparing income of the top 20% and bottom 20% of its population. This and other income statistics are available from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities at www.cbpp.org.
- ?Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Wayman Shriver Jr. plans to hire a firm to study reasons for declining enrollment in city schools. The system lost 1,700 students last year and expects to lose approximately the same number this year.
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