MONTGOMERY (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday appointed Republican Rep. Bill Poole as Alabama's next finance director.
PELHAM — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white suburban district shows that the GOP "is open to everyone."
Alabama had 980 drug overdose deaths in 2020, an increase of about 27% from pre-pandemic 2019, according to preliminary numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health.
MONTGOMERY — A second bill targeting how theories on race and bias are taught has been pre-filed in the Alabama House, this one applying to education institutions and the training state employees and contractors receive.
MONTGOMERY — A bill that would change the definition of "riot" in state law and increase penalties for those who participate in one has been pre-filed for the 2022 regular legislative session.
State leaders are now discussing building two new prisons and renovating others in an effort to improve the state’s dangerous and overcrowded correctional system.
MONTGOMERY — A new joint legislative committee responsible for analyzing how the state responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and help it prepare for future emergencies met for the first time Thursday.
MONTGOMERY — Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, and Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, on Tuesday said they both plan to seek the Alabama House’s top leadership spot after current Speaker Mac McCutcheon leaves office next year.
MONTGOMERY — A bill to block the medical treatment of transgender youth in Alabama, one of the most controversial bills of the Legislature’s 2021 session, will be back in 2022.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama leaders say 45% of the state’s workforce now has an educational certificate or degree beyond high school, representing progress in the goal of adding 500,000 newly credentialed people to the workforce by 2025 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, whose district includes a portion of Limestone County, said Monday he will not seek reelection next year.
Revenue at Alabama’s higher education institutions in 2020 was greater than the national per-student average and ranked seventh in the nation, but students’ tuition dollars made up significantly more of that total than the national average.
MONTGOMERY — Term-limited State Auditor Jim Zeigler is forming an "exploratory committee" to “test the water” as a possible GOP challenger to Gov. Kay Ivey next year.
BIRMINGHAM — A Justice Department lawsuit challenging sanitation and safety concerns in Alabama's men's prisons is too vague and should not be allowed to go forward, the state said in asking a court to dismiss part of the case.
MONTGOMERY — An Alabama statute requiring chemical castration for certain convicted child sex offenders has not been used after being passed two years ago.
Knowing that nearly half of Alabama’s public university bachelor’s degree earners are working in other states five years after they graduate, state leaders are funding more efforts to keep that talent pool at home.