Cam Ward, Author at Shelby County Reporter


Challenges present opportunities for reform

It is no secret that as the Alabama Legislature reconvenes in March we have some major challenges. Our general fund budget of about $1.6 billion ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 4:20 pm


When It Comes to Energy, Alabama’s Future Is Now

Governor Robert Bentley recently appointed me to serve on the Industrial Energy Advisory Team. Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:15 pm


The challenge of Alabama prison reform

Our state is at a crossroads when it comes to our prison system. People often ask me why I am some passionate about this issue. Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 4:47 pm


2014 session: The good and not so good

The 2014 Session of the Alabama Legislature is now over, and what started off as an uneventful session ended as anything but. Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:47 pm


Recusal bill is good for courts

Judges should be held to a standard that does not allow for undue influence on their decisions. Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:08 am


What does less government mean to you here?

We hear catchphrases and feel good maxims like “We need less government,” and “Government needs to get out of the way of business,” and “let ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:42 pm


Pushing forward in new session

There’s an old saying in Montgomery political circles: “No man’s life, liberty or property is safe so long as the Alabama Legislature is in session.” ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:04 pm


Time for reflection and priorities

During the Holiday Season we are usually inundated by the wants of our consumer culture, and have to fight to keep the focus on the ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:41 am


Energy supply next big issue for state officials

I have the pleasure of serving as vice chairman of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Read more

by Cam Ward, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:23 pm


KidCheck Plus provides vital services for kids

Last week I had the privilege of visiting three schools in Bibb County for free health screenings that were staffed by KidCheckPlus, affiliated with Sight ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:52 am


Medicaid expansion not easy for Alabama

As we move closer to 2014, the country finds itself questioning the impending Healthcare Reform provisions that are about to take effect. Read more

by Cam Ward, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:26 am


Economy is still issue No. 1

With the recent news of an International Paper plant shutting down in Courtland, costing our state 1,100 jobs, we should all be getting a jolt ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 11:01 am


A busy summer

Although we are not in session, it has still been a busy summer of Senate work. When our 1901 Alabama Constitution was ratified, that was ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:36 am


A time to celebrate and remember

The Fourth of July is always a time to celebrate our great country. We are truly the land of opportunity, and home to the best ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:44 pm


Successful session ends

I will be the first to admit that this has been one of the hardest legislative sessions I have had. But meaningful reform can only ... Read more

by Cam Ward, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:49 am

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