Bill Poole mentioned as one of the state’s more effective representatives

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We southerners can lay claim to a rich political legacy. We have enjoyed the most colorful political characters in U.S. political history. Our annals are filled with the likes of Huey Long, Theodore Bilbo, Herman and Gene Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and our own legends, Big Jim Folsom and George Wallace. A very ironic, interesting and […]


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MONTGOMERY – Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) announced Tuesday that Representative Bill Poole (R-Tuscaloosa) has been named Chairman of the Ways and Means Education Committee and will replace Rep. Jay Love (R- Montgomery) who last week announced his resignation from the House of Representatives effective August 1. Considered one of the most […]

Rep. Bill Poole of Tuscaloosa named new chairman of House education budget committee

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — State Rep. Bill Poole, a Republican from Tuscaloosa, will be the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Education Committee. House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, announced today that Poole will replace Rep. Jay Love as chairman of the committee. Last week, Love announced he was resigning Aug. 1. Hubbard said it was important […]

Tuscaloosa lawmaker picked for powerful post

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Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:30 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:11 p.m. State Rep. Bill Poole, a Tuscaloosa Republican who represents District 63, on Aug. 1 will become chairman of the Alabama Legislature’s influential Ways and Means Education Committee. “I’m certainly excited and honored to be trusted with that position,” […]

Rep. Bill Poole’s Star Rising

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TUSCALOOSA | While I never made it down to Montgomery to observe our Alabama Legislature in action this year (I more than paid my dues with that assignment for more than 15 years), it was obvious from observing from afar that Northport freshman Republican Bill Poole was right in the middle of things. And now […]

Bill Poole Voted One of Alabama Legislature’s Rising Stars

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The vote was a landslide: Poole was named as a top freshman by 19 out of 20 lawmakers whom I sampled. “A real leader,” said a veteran Republican. “You’ll be hearing a lot about him in the coming years.” “Out of all of them, he’s got the greatest potential for higher office,” said a key […]

EDITORIAL: State Representative Bill Poole garners respect, responsibility

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Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:30 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:47 p.m. There is a rising star in the Alabama Legislature and his name is Bill Poole, a Tuscaloosa Republican. That’s good news for the people of Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama. On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, […]

‘Sky’ high on Alabama: Air travelers worldwide can read article on state’s economic rise

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Montgomery Advertiser June 17, 2013 Alvin Benn Alabama is making quite a splash as a result of an article in a Delta Air Lines magazine that lavishes praise on a state that has made dramatic positive strides in recent years. The 44-page profile, titled “Alabama” across the top of the Birmingham skyline, traces the state’s […]

Alabama’s economy revving back up, could be top 10 for growth

by admin May 28, 2013 Alex Walsh Alabama may be headed for some economic growth, according to the latest calculations of the Philadelphia Fed. Each month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia collects data from several sources to estimate future growth for each state’s economy. This growth measure, called the “leading index,” combines trends in housing, […]

Survey ranks Alabama 2nd most business-friendly state in the country

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By: Robert McClendon Alabama is the second most business-friendly state in the country, according to a new survey. Only Utah ranked higher, according to the survey, which was produced by, an online service that connects customers to small businesses, and the Kauffman Foundation, which supports entrepreneurship through grants. Rhode Island was found to be […]

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