Life of Rep. John Lewis honored in Trojan Arena service

Mourners gathered Saturday at Troy University to pay respects to Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17.

Mourners gathered Saturday at Troy University to pay respects to Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17.

The “Boy from Troy” made one last visit home.

Hundreds of people – friends, family and the public – gathered Saturday at Trojan Arena to honor the life of civil rights icon and Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at age 80.

Rather than a somber remembrance, the memorial service featured…

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TROY professor: 2020 Census crucial for Alabama

U.S. residents can fill out the Census online, over the phone or through traditional mail.

U.S. residents can fill out the Census online, over the phone or through traditional mail.

April 1 marks Census Day in the U.S., a key reference date for the U.S. Census and a strong reminder of the importance of filling out the 2020 U.S. Census.

The Census, which American households should have received in the mail by now, influences everything from the Electoral College to the House of Representatives to…

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Politics and the Economics of the Carbon Tax

 Economists should not let the allure of an optimal tax create an impression that carbon taxation will benefit the economy. (photo/Dori)

Economists should not let the allure of an optimal tax create an impression that carbon taxation will benefit the economy. (photo/Dori)

A carbon tax involves some good economics and is probably the best way to address global warming. And yet I think that adopting the tax represents bad policy. My reservations involve the politics of policy implementation as examined by Nobel prize-winning economist James Buchanan.

Before getting to my concerns, let’s consider two other arguments against…

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Center for Public Service connects experts to state services

TROY's Center for Public Service is located at the Montgomery Campus in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.

TROY's Center for Public Service is located at the Montgomery Campus in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.

Troy University is helping agencies throughout its home state thanks to the University’s Center for Public Service.

Established in 2016, the center operates as a hub connecting government agencies and nonprofits throughout Alabama to TROY experts who can help them in areas of need.

“Our mission is to provide expert assistance to state and local…

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