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Sweet Home Alabama
By Paul Kersey

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Right-to-work states like Alabama are on pace to pass Michigan for per capita disposable income.

This story originally appeared on October 1, 2007.



Why we give Party Affiliations:
The Legislature is managed as a partisan institution. Lawmakers segregate themselves by party in matters from daily meetings to seating. They have separate and taxpayer-financed policy staffs to provide them with research and advice from differing perspectives. As such, gaining a full understanding of the vote of an individual lawmaker requires knowing his or her partisan affiliation.

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