MONTGOMERY — The Alabama House on Thursday approved legislation that clarifies landfills’ ability to use materials other than dirt to cover new garbage.
MONTGOMERY — Stepping up to address a Republican club meeting at the Farmer’s Market Cafe, a meat-and-three restaurant not far from the Alabama Capitol, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne gave a version of the oft-repeated phrase of his U.S. Senate campaign.
MONTGOMERY — A medical marijuana bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in the Alabama Legislature, giving hope to advocates after years of setbacks.
MONTGOMERY — A bill that would prohibit the use of hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving has been filed for the second year in a row by state Rep. K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with an attempt to block Montgomery's possible occupational tax, the latest clash between the Alabama Legislature and cities over local control.
MONTGOMERY — A bill that would create a new tier of improved retirement benefits for education employees passed the Alabama House unanimously Tuesday, but some lawmakers still wonder if the change should apply only to K-12 classroom teachers.
An Alabama lawmaker wants the state’s more than 100 licensing boards, the groups that regulate professionals from contractors to medical personnel, to provide public accountings of their revenue and spending, which he said is millions of dollars a year.
MONTGOMERY — Renewed efforts to eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries have been gaining support in the Alabama Legislature, but some lawmakers are still concerned about how to replace the loss of revenue — nearly $500 million a year — in the Education Trust Fund.
MONTGOMERY — A medical marijuana bill is headed to its first vote in the Alabama Legislature as advocates hope to gain legislative traction after years of setbacks in Montgomery.
New polling shows that Alabamians overwhelmingly want a statewide lottery, and a significant percentage are undecided on how to vote March 3 on the constitutional amendment to reorganize the state board of education.
MONTGOMERY — A bill requiring transgender student athletes to compete on sports teams based on their gender at birth stalled without a vote in an Alabama House committee Thursday.
MONTGOMERY — A state lawmaker says one way to address Alabama's projected shortage of qualified workers is to extend school summer breaks so students can get more on-the-job experience.
MONTGOMERY — With less than three weeks to go until the March 3 primary election, a new Alabama Daily News poll shows a tight race among Republican contenders for the U.S. Senate.
MONTGOMERY — An Alabama Senate committee on Wednesday voted down a proposal by a Decatur lawmaker to give payday lending customers longer to repay their loans.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Wednesday condemned a record level of lethal violence against law enforcement officers in the state.