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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Morris Brooks

Lt. Guber hopeful, has at least two good ideas.

Open Government:

When Brooks served in the Alabama House of Representatives in the 1980s, fellow legislators voted to ban portable computers from the House floor after he began using his in the chamber.

State Rep. Howard Sanderford, R-Huntsville, said Brooks would record all the votes on his laptop and publish the results. "It didn't set well with some of the other legislators," he said.

Honest Government:

"We need elected officials who will make public policy decisions based on principle and not on principal and interest."