Alabama’s new gas tax raises interesting economic, political considerations

Alabamians will higher taxes as the gas pump to pay for infrastructure improvements. (Wikimedia/Tony Webster)

Alabamians will higher taxes as the gas pump to pay for infrastructure improvements. (Wikimedia/Tony Webster)

Taxes, Roads, and Limited Government

The Alabama legislature kicked off its new term with a special session to increase the gas tax, a result which seemed foreordained.  Nonetheless, the gas tax raises interesting economic and political considerations.

Our gas tax is currently just under 21 cents a gallon, which ranks 41stnationally according to the Tax…

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Sorrell College establishes AACSB-affiliated honor society Beta Gamma Sigma

The Sorrell College of Business formally chartered a chapter of the AACSB-affiliated honor society Beta Gamma Sigma on March 6. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

The Sorrell College of Business formally chartered a chapter of the AACSB-affiliated honor society Beta Gamma Sigma on March 6. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business officially chartered its chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma during a special ceremony on Wednesday, March 5.

With the honor society’s charter, the Sorrell College joins the top-tier of business colleges worldwide to host the organization.

“Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world…

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Global Business students recognized with scholarship awards from cybersecurity association

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Ka Ming "Erik" Mak, left, and Stephanie Martin, both senior global business/information systems majors, took awards from cybersecurity group CA ISSA.

Two senior information systems students in the Sorrell College of Business have been awarded scholarships from Information Systems Security Association’s Central Alabama chapter.

The awards mark the first time TROY students have received the scholarships, said Sven Aelterman, lecturer of information technology and director of IT for the college.

Stephanie Martin, a senior international student…

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Mitigation costs are a matter of personal value

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The "Sand Palace," a private residence in Mexico Beach, survived Hurricane Micheal due to mitigation efforts in its construction. (FEMA photo/Wilsey)

Last October, Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida panhandle with 155 mile per hour (mph) winds. Mexico Beach was largely destroyed, except for one exceptional, and now much reported on, house called the Sand Palace. Does it offer a guide for building for the future?

Strengthening buildings to reduce damage from natural disasters is called mitigation,…

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