Though Alabama's motto, as often stated by Gov. Kay Ivey, is "Alabama is open for business," occupational licensing is making it difficult and expensive for many workers to join the labor force in the Yellowhammer State.
State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.
Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”
Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.
Multiple states have now pulled out of the Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC) after over a year of concerns from state leaders across the nation.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a reminder about what drivers should do when they see emergency vehicles after noting an increase in people not respecting first responders on the road.
State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) has pre-filed two election integrity bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session. The first bill would require the use of paper ballots, and the other would ensure voting machines would never connect to the internet.
Law enforcement officials across Alabama have seen an increase in illegal modifications on pistols for years, but the Glock switch modification has recently become a top concern. A Glock switch is a tiny device placed on a Glock semi-automatic pistol to make it function as a fully automatic firearm.
The James Beard Foundation announced the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists and two Alabama restaurants and one Alabama chef are in the running.
This week is National School Choice Week, and some Alabama officials are highlighting the need for expanding educational options for all students.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a storm system that will be heading into Alabama late Tuesday evening and is expected to continue impacting the area into early Wednesday.
Dr. Stewart Tankersley believes Concerned Doctors has identified 10 things that need to change in Alabama and lawmakers are the only ones with the power over policy to make the changes happen.
The salt life was a good one for anglers in Alabama during the period of October 2021 through October 2022.
Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.
A doctor who is also a Republican lawmaker in Utah has introduced a bill mirroring Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.
Mississippi State football head coach Mike Leach passed away on Monday following complications from a heart condition, the university announced.
The results from the November 8 General Election have been certified by the State Canvassing Board, despite a complaint filed in Jefferson County challenging election results and voting machine integrity.
A new Alabama State House security preclearance policy for registered lobbyists and state agency heads will begin during the 2023 legislative session.
A new core curriculum reducing some liberal arts requirements was approved by University of Alabama faculty on Wednesday.
A week after being elected as Alabama’s next Secretary of State, Wes Allen sent a certified letter to the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) stating that Alabama would cease participation with the non-profit upon his inauguration on January 16, 2023.
Alabama was ranked 22nd among North American states and provinces for its overall economic freedom ranking, according to the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of North America 2022 report released Tuesday.
A study released by the Tax Foundation last month on states’ business tax climates shows “which states are serious about competing for labor and capital,” according to a recent editorial by the Wall Street Journal.
Alabama co-founder and Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook died Monday, Nov. 7, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
In Alabama, voters have the option to vote with a straight-party ticket. At the top of the ballot, there is an option for Alabama Democratic Party, Alabama Republican Party and Alabama Libertarian Party.
Retire Guide ranked Alabama as the second-best state for military members to retire, behind Florida and ahead of Virginia. Coming in last place at No. 50, Alaska was deemed the least favorable state for veterans to retire in.
General obligation bonds to be sold soon by the state of Alabama to fund improvements of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Alabama Forestry Commission were given stable investment ratings by Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services recently.
Some college football fans take losses worse than others.