Legislation to give businesses and other groups liability protection from civil lawsuits related to COVID-19 is expected to be a priority when Alabama lawmakers convene their 2021 session next month.
A north Alabama lawmaker wants local school boards, not just superintendents, to have decision-making power if schools need to be closed to in-person learning for more than a week in emergency situations.
State General Fund revenues barely grew in the first three months of fiscal 2021 compared to the previous year, and that may make lawmakers cautious with the budget they'll begin preparing in February.
Alabama employers who pay into the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund could see a tax increase of about 91% this year, despite efforts in recent months to shore up the fund with hundreds of millions of dollars in federal CARES Act money.
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday urged people to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, but to take the vaccine as soon as it is available to them.
MONTGOMERY — State leaders reallocated some of Alabama’s federal CARES Act funding away from local governments and higher education and toward the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, drawing criticism Monday from the state’s county association.
MONTGOMERY — State troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be the main security force at the Alabama Statehouse during the upcoming legislative session.
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey says Americans need to “press pause” on divisive rhetoric after the U.S. Capitol was ransacked Wednesday by a mob of President Donald Trump supporters, and she was critical of the rhetoric of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks preceding the violence.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama's attorney general is calling for an investigation into who may have authorized a branch of the Republican Attorneys General Association to promote the pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., that preceded a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama announced Friday that the state will begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to people 75 years old or older as well as first responders later this month, opening up eligibility for the coveted shots after a slow initial rollout.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers and legislative officials this week said they plan to hold the upcoming regular legislative session in the Statehouse, but the logistics of how to do it safely and allow public access are still being developed.
A Decatur lawmaker plans to file a bill allowing direct shipment of wine to residents from producers and retailers, and another lawmaker has prefiled a bill for the upcoming legislative session allowing home delivery of both wine and beer.
MONTGOMERY — Proposed legislation would reduce the amount of time parole violators serve in county jails and increase compensation for selected jails holding the state inmates.
TUSCALOOSA — In Alabama politics, there are players and there are observers. And then, every once in a while, someone comes along to help make sense of it all.