Alabama Clerk of the House Jeff Woodard retires today after 10 years as the chamber’s staff leader and a Statehouse career that stretches decades and more than 100 regular, organizational and special legislative sessions.
A new report calls Alabama’s criminal justice system the “weakest link” in the state’s response to drug addiction and makes several suggestions for treating the high number of drug offenders currently incarcerated.
Expansions and renovations at Joe Wheeler, Gulf State and Oak Mountain state parks are priorities when the state sells $80 million worth of bonds to fund improvements across its park system.
Two weeks after opening the application process, the state has received requests from more than 200 entities wanting to be cannabis growers, processors and other operators under the new medical marijuana law.
BIRMINGHAM — Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and still has pieces of glass inside her body from a Ku Klux Klan bombing that killed her sister and three other Black girls at an Alabama church 59 years ago, and she's still waiting on the state to compensate her for those injuries.
Fentanyl and the deaths it is causing may be Alabama’s biggest drug problem right now, a lawmaker from Baldwin County says. But it’s also the only drug for which a trafficking conviction does not require jail time.
The Alabama senator who pushed in the 2022 legislative session for longer grace periods before Alabamians lose their licenses because of unpaid traffic tickets and court fines said he wants to see the bill introduced again in 2023.
Alabama schools returned last month with new policies in place regarding LGBTQ students and the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms.
Alabama Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield says he gets asked by Alabamians about one topic more than most: High-speed internet and when they’ll have access to it.
Several area Republican leaders support state party leadership's proposal to block those who have not previously registered as a Republican or Democrat from voting in that party's primary, but a political analyst warns the move may have negative consequences for both Republicans and the state.
Created after the 2016 elections with the goal of electing progressives in north-central Alabama, the Persistence Political Action Committee raises funds primarily through two ticketed events each year.
Perry Hooper Jr., a former state representative and current member of the Alabama Republican Party’s executive committee, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, the Montgomery Police Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday made her first public appearance in nearly three weeks, telling reporters she was in good health but also declining to say whether she had undergone any recent medical treatment.
MONTGOMERY — Two of the state’s major tax incentives offered to new and expanding companies, including one that was instrumental in attracting Mazda Toyota to Limestone County, expire next year and Alabama’s lead job recruiter wants lawmakers to extend them and remove the state’s ceiling on …