Alabama state waters and federal waters will open to private and state-licensed charter vessel anglers for red snapper harvest on May 26 albeit with a much lower harvest quota due to the feds, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority increased the project price cap on construction of a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.
University of Alabama assistant Professor Dr. Matthew Wielicki was interviewed on Fox News on Friday morning to discuss a recent survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression that 72% of conservative faculty, 56% of moderate faculty, and even 40% of liberal faculty in American colleges and universities are afraid of losing their jobs or reputations due to their speech.
Governor Kay Ivey signed two bills to appropriate roughly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and transfer $60 million from the state's General Fund to the Alabama Trust Fund.
Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed both the House and Senate on Thursday.
Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority (ACIFA) increased by over $350 million a project price cap to complete construction of a new prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.
The stock price of Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp. dropped another 6.9% on Wednesday as the fallout of collapses of two California banks spread across the banking sector.
Both the House and Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday that would transfer funds from the State’s General Fund to repay remaining debt to the Alabama Trust Fund.
Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee on Wednesday.
Legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the State House with minimal opposition on Tuesday.
Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) to establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes will be re-filed after the regular session re-starts as early as next week.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall intervened in another civil lawsuit against trustees of the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced on Monday the introduction of legislation that would allow states to decide to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round.
The January unemployment rate in Alabama remained unchanged from December at 2.6%, and the labor force participation rate in January also remained unchanged at 56.7%, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Monday.
State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) pre-filed legislation in January for the 2023 regular session that adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama.
A bill to give the Office of Alabama State Auditor new investigative power will be filed in the next couple of weeks, according to Alabama State Auditor Andrew Sorrell.
Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl said “US foreign policy has put the world at risk and the potential for greater conflict exists” after news of a China-brokered peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran was announced on Friday.
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said on Friday that he was working on legislation to reduce the state’s grocery tax.
Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) that would establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes passed a Senate healthcare committee on Thursday.
State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) filed legislation on Wednesday to transfer nearly $60 million from the state’s General Fund to the Alabama Trust Fund.
“Making daylight saving time permanent will allow all Alabamians, especially our farmers, to make the most of what the daylight hours give.”
Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order on Wednesday that places a moratorium on state agencies from creating new administrative rules with some exceptions for one year and encourages agencies to reduce regulations by 25% over the next two years.
State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation that would reduce existing local occupational taxes incrementally down to 1% and exempt some employees from the tax.
Gov. Kay Ivey is including a one-time tax rebate, but no permanent tax cut, in her proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
Alabama House Democrats called for a repeal of the state’s sales tax on groceries on Monday.
Legislation that would make Elmore County Schools Superintendent an appointed position by the school board rather than elected by voters will be considered in the upcoming session that starts this week.
Houston County Circuit Judge Henry “Butch” Binford upheld the termination of a former city of Dothan employee involved in the city’s youth food scandal on Friday.