A Publication of The League of Women
Voters of Greater Birmingham
Published October 2005
Did you know…?
- Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama was one of nine
senators to vote
against a ban on “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment” of anyone detained by the United
States. The amendment, sponsored by Senator John McCain,
passed the Senate 90-9 on Wednesday, October 5. The other
Alabama Senator, Richard Shelby, voted with the majority.
- Of the nation’s 85 largest cities, the
Birmingham area is the hardest
hit by this year’s increase in gasoline prices. A study by
Best Places found that families in the southern metro area of
Birmingham with two members commuting to work would pay $2,420 more
this year because of higher gas prices. The study notes that
inadequate public transit offers commuters few viable alternatives.
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