Cullman Taxpayers Screwed Schools Shorted by Alabama Higher Education

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Cullman Taxpayers Screwed Schools Shorted by Alabama Higher Education

PAUL BUSSMAN: 2017 Legislative Session – Week 5

HOW CULLMAN TAXPAYERS ARE GETTING SCREWED and CULLMAN SCHOOLS ARE GETTING SHORTED

… by the Unrestrained Special Interest Power of Alabama Higher Education

Paul Bussman, the Alabama State District 4 Senator (serving Cullman, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties) will once again keep citizens up-to-date throughout the 2017 Alabama Legislative session and beyond here on the pages of Cullman Today.

Paul Bussman, the Alabama State District 4 Senator (serving Cullman, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties) will once again keep citizens up-to-date throughout the 2017 Alabama Legislative session and beyond here on the pages of Cullman Today.

The Week 5 topic Senator Bussman focuses on in this interview is the ‘tremendous battle’ he plans to wage in the coming weeks.

The battle will be against major Universities in the state of Alabama and their unchallenged Special Interest power as well as their army of lobbyists. That power is being wielded – seemingly without appropriate ‘checks & balances’ – to the detriment of rural and non-University hosted political districts.

That unbridled power and influence create undue, unfair and onerous effects on the taxpayers of District 4. Basically, we are getting screwed by the Higher Education Special Interests in Alabama.

Ultimately, this power is most clearly seen in the out of balance annual Alabama Education budget where:

1. Freshman students (and their parents) are FORCED to pay $10,000 per year in dormitory fees
2. Out-of-State students (and their parents) are RECRUITED to attend Alabama Universities AND allowed to pay IN-STATE tuition.
3. District 4 taxpayers send their money to Montgomery, funding the Alabama Education Budget and Higher Education – yet – see virtually nothing in return in comparison to jurisdictions hosting state universities.

District 4 taxpayers are paying to aggrandize the lavish, cash heavy power of the state’s Universities while our Kindergarten through 12th-grade infrastructure rapidly crumbles, and our Community Colleges (namely Wallace State) get small bags of circus peanuts compared the fat pots of gold ‘hoovered’ up by their higher education contemporaries.

Senator Bussman discusses this huge mess AND how he is prepared for a ‘tremendous battle’ during WEEK 5 of the 2017 Alabama Legislative Sessions:

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Cullman Taxpayers Screwed Schools Shorted by Alabama Higher Education
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