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Boozer Coleman Alabama News
State Treasurer Young Boozer calls out Birmingham-Southern president Daniel Coleman for 'incendiary rhetoric' — Declares BSC a 'terrible credit risk'

Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer is “disappointed with the incendiary rhetoric” of Birmingham-Southern College president Daniel Coleman after he said last week Boozer acted in “bad faith” in denying a state loan to the private school.

Barry Moore, Jerry Carl Alabama News
Barry Moore to challenge Jerry Carl for District 1 seat: 'I am a true conservative, and the system doesn’t like a true conservative’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) will run for the Republican nomination for the first congressional district in the 2024 election.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: Birmingham, Jefferson County ‘really should’ve stepped up’ on backing Birmingham-Southern College loan

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) might’ve received a planned $30 million state loan if the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County governments had “stepped up” to guarantee or fund some of the loan, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

Riverfront Alabama News
Two suspects in viral Montgomery Riverfront Park brawl sentenced

Two of the five suspects in the infamous August Montgomery Riverfront Park brawl that received national media attention pleaded guilty on Friday.

AL Senate Givhan Sam Facebook Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: Biden admin trying to ‘gin up strife’ with Auburn, Alabama A&M funding criticism

Has the federal government found one more excuse to sue Alabama?

John Rogers Alabama News
Federal prosecutors ask to revoke State Rep. John Rogers’ bond

Prosecutors asked a federal judge on Monday to revoke the bond of State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham).

Airbnb Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court sides with City of Auburn in short-term rental lawsuit brought by former councilman

The Alabama Supreme Court sided with the city of Auburn on Friday in a lawsuit contesting their ordinance regulating short-term rental properties. 

Smitherman Alabama News
State Sen. Rodger Smitherman: Birmingham-Southern shutting down ‘would be a disaster for us’

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) closing would be a disaster for Birmingham and Jefferson County, according to State Sen. Rodger Smitherman (D-Birmingham).

Amcc Alabama News
Medical Cannabis Commission chairman denies Politico report claiming legislature could 'scrap' medical marijuana licensing program

Despite legal setbacks and rumors of an overhaul, major changes to Alabama's medical cannabis licensing process likely won't happen during the upcoming legislative session next February.

Cannabis license Alabama News
Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission may let some awarded licenses stand

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will decide Thursday whether to rescind all previously-awarded cannabis business licenses.

Terricollins Alabama News
Commission reexamining school safety issues in Alabama

A committee of legislators, law enforcement, educators, and state agency directors met on Tuesday to begin examining school safety again in Alabama.

Boozer88 Alabama News
Judge dismisses Birmingham-Southern’s lawsuit against State Treasurer Young Boozer

Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday filed by Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) last week against Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer.

baby hand Alabama News
Study shows Alabama with fifth highest decline in abortions nationally post-Dobbs

Abortions in Alabama declined from an average of 635 per month to zero after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade in June, 2022, according to a new study.

Taxes Alabama News
Alabama 39th in nation for business tax climate, study says

Alabama ranks 39th in the nation for its business tax climate, according to a new study released on Tuesday.

Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
AG Marshall asks judge to dismiss Birmingham-Southern's $30 million state loan lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit recently filed by Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) against Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer for denying the private school a $30 million state loan last week. 

Fred Plump Alabama News
Sentencing hearing for former State Rep. Plump delayed

A sentencing hearing for former State Rep. Fred Plump, Jr. (D-Fairfield) scheduled for Monday in a Birmingham federal court has been delayed.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce preparing recommendations for 2024 session

The Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce met Wednesday in Birmingham to prepare recommendations to transform Alabama’s current workforce development initiatives.

U.S. Sen. Britt staffer robbed at gunpoint in D.C. on Thursday

An unnamed female staffer for U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on Thursday night in Washington D.C.

Geraldallen Alabama News
Legislative delays on ALDOT contracts over West Alabama Corridor dispute ending next week

Alabama Department of Transportation contracts held up by legislators in September over a dispute involving the financing and wisdom of the West Alabama Corridor project will move forward next week.

Unemployment Help Wanted Workers employment jobs Alabama News
Alabama's labor force participation unchanged, unemployment up slightly in September

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that the state’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in September at 57%. 

BSC Alabama News
Birmingham-Southern College will ‘likely’ close, have mass layoffs at end of fall semester without $30 million state loan, attorney says

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) will likely shut down at the end of the semester absent a court order forcing Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer to issue the private school a $30 million state loan.

BSC Boozer Alabama News
Birmingham-Southern College sues State Treasurer Boozer for blocking $30 million loan

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer after he notified the private school he was denying its requested $30 million state loan.

Puzder Alabama News
Andrew Puzder at Troy University: ESG investing is using ‘red state monies to advance a progressive political agenda’

Economic expert Andrew Puzder warned on Tuesday during a speech at Troy University of the perils environmental, social, and governance investing might have on the average American.

New construction shot Alabama News
State of Alabama begins accepting applications for $40 million in site development funding

The State of Alabama began accepting applications on Monday from local economic development authorities to request funding for industrial site development in their communities.

Gordon Stone Alabama News
Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone ‘unlikely’ to run for Congress in 2024

Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone likely won’t pursue the Republican nomination for Congress in the 2nd District despite some encouragement to do so.

Clay Scofield Alabama News
Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield likely resigning seat to become BCA's top lobbyist

It looks like Alabama might have a new Senate Majority Leader in the near future.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall supports Florida ban on Medicaid funds for transgender surgeries

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed an 18-state amicus brief before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday in support of Florida’s health care regulation that declines to use Medicaid funds to pay for gender transitioning procedures. 

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