The approved amendment would delay application of the 1% cap for cities with outstanding debt secured by occupational taxes until the January after the final payment on the debt is made.
Mayor Craig Ford has seen a 41% increase in his budget while other city departments brace for potential budget cuts.
Ford handpicked Ruth Moffat to helm the new position due to her work as executive director of United Way of Etowah County.
Britt said the Vulcan facility, which is headquartered in Birmingham, was breached and taken over by military and police forces at approximately 5:30 am local time on March 14.
The City of Prattville has dropped all charges against a street preacher who was arrested for using a sound amplifier without a permit.
According to The New York Times, surveillance footage shows that Spears was a passenger in Brandon Miller’s car that was at the scene of the shooting that killed 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris.
While the mass early release of prisons has been heavily criticized by other lawmakers and law enforcement officials, Hill, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, still sees it as a net positive for public safety.
Over 1,700 people packed into the Finley Center in Hoover on Thursday for the event, which had to be moved from the Birmingham Sheraton to accommodate the large crowd.
“Right now, we have more questions than answers. Why did regulators not see this coming?"
According to court documents, Keith also waived arraignment, and a bench trial date has been set for May 10.
Prominent businessman and long-time board trustee at The University of Alabama (UA) James Wilson III died at his home on March 11 at the age of 59.
Many Republicans in the U.S. Congress have called for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) over its “radical anti-American ideas,” but U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said the organization’s rampant inefficiency is another reason it needs to go.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has previously been accused of favoring talk over action. But committee member U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said things will be different now that Republicans are back in the majority and have U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan at the helm.
“My bill will resume border wall construction and ensure the president cannot withhold resources while sending our troops to the front lines.”
When Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall first took office, he made fighting human trafficking in the state a top priority. Though Alabama’s laws are better than they used to be, he said there’s still lots to be done and to learn.
“If Hardison is overruled, it will substantially increase the chances of those people getting justice for being fired when they chose to stand by their religious beliefs.”
Those opposing the ERA did so for two reasons: The 14th amendment already guaranteed equal treatment under the law, and many feared it would instantiate abortion as a Constitutional right.
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) blames the Biden administration’s open-border policies for the influx of migrants as well as the deadly drugs that are being smuggled in.
For many, this report confirms what they’ve long held as the true origins of the virus, which is why some lawmakers are now demanding repercussions for Dr. Fauci and others involved who may have covered up the facts.
Construction on a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County is “moving along really well,” according to State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville).
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) joined the other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee on a trip to El Paso, Texas to witness the ongoing border crisis firsthand.
Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Kieth was removed from the council’s finance committee and had a travel request denied on Thursday during his first full council meeting since being arrested and accused of shoplifting from local Walmarts.
Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats apoligized Tuesday evening for comments he made earlier that day regarding one of his player’s alleged involvement in a shooting that took place last month.
They’re trying to make everybody the same, and that’s not going to work. It has no chance of surviving. This country can’t survive with that type of philosophy.
While some state officials argue for tax cuts in light of Alabama’s $2.7 billion budget surplus, State Sen. Andrew Jones is look for relief elsewhere by eliminating occupational taxes.
Occupational taxes are local taxes businesses and service providers pay to operate within a municipality. For Gadsden, they account for nearly 30% of the annual budget — roughly $15 million.
“The world is on the brink of a major conflict, and America’s military must be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. Now is not the time to socially experiment with our armed forces at the expense of readiness, morale, and our national defense.”