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.
President Joe Biden issued his first-ever veto on Monday to reject a bill that would have reversed a rule instituted by his own administration that allowed money managers to use environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making retirement investments on a client’s behalf.
State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Monday at the March 2023 South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series luncheon.
Ford handpicked Ruth Moffat to helm the new position due to her work as executive director of United Way of Etowah County.
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) co-sponsored a bill that might encourage Americans to enter a trade career instead of pursuing careers requiring degrees from four-year universities.
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 GOP Oversight Committee released subpoenaed financial records that show multiple members of the Biden family received a total of over $1 million potentially tied to a business associate who was doing business with a Chinese energy company.
Alabama is one of the only states to charge a sales tax on “essential” foods like milk and eggs, but as food prices soar due to inflation, one state senator has drafted a bill to lift the tax burden.
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.
While speaking to the Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday morning, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) gave his support to expanding economic incentive programs for select businesses in the state.
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) is officially running for a sixth term and stressing that the term limits pledge he signed in 2014 is to support legislation to limit terms to six years but not necessarily to limit himself.
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?"
More than $1 billion in spending is being considered by the Alabama Legislature as it heads into the third day of a special session called by Gov. Kay Ivey last week to deal with the remainder of funds allotted to the state by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
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.
The U.S. House voted on Friday to require the Biden administration to declassify information pertaining to the connection between the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China and the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although he has not formally announced a bid for the White House, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made what could have been interpreted as a speech that laid the groundwork for a presidential campaign Thursday night for the Alabama Republican Party's winter dinner.
“My bill will resume border wall construction and ensure the president cannot withhold resources while sending our troops to the front lines.”
University of Alabama YAF to welcome Mike Pence in April.
If passed this legislative session, a new bill in the Alabama House of Representatives would allow beneficiaries of the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) and the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) to earn a salary of as much as $52,000 a year while still receiving retirement benefits.
If you listen to public remarks given by Gov. Kay Ivey and other Republican lawmakers with leadership posts, you would have heard that education will be a focus during this year's legislative session, slated to begin on Tuesday at noon.
Some of the significant tax-cut rhetoric one might expect from Republican policymakers is not coming from Republican legislators. Instead, it comes from a prominent Democrat lawmaker, House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).
State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) is trying to put an end to people loitering on public roadways, which is something he said has been an ongoing issue in his district.
Much like the legislative tactic used to pass the 2019 Rebuild Alabama Act that included a controversial gasoline tax increase, a special session is being planned to start at the beginning of the 2023 regular session on March 7 to allocate more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.
In a few days, the Alabama Legislature will begin the first session of the new quadrennium. In addition to both chambers having to deal with the constitutionally mandated duty of passing budgets, a $2.6 billion surplus leftover from the prior legislative session will also have to be handled.