Please find my Grownup Christmas List for Alabama politics and politicians.
The basic argument made by Rep. Pringle is that Alabama and the national economy will soon be in a steep decline. Because of this, the inference is that it would be fiscally irresponsible to provide permanent tax cuts to Alabamians.
On its face, it is understandable why Medicaid expansion is tempting for some lawmakers. The federal government currently pays a 90% match rate for states that elect to expand coverage.
Last week, the Alabama House Republican Caucus chose State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) as the next Majority Leader of the caucus.
At 27, Brock Colvin will be the youngest member of the Alabama Legislature when his term begins next session.
State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) said that a portion of the record surplus should be used to pay off existing state debt and the remainder to “create a savings account.”
The latest issue of The Alabama Lawyer attempts to answer questions about the constitutionality of Ivey's use of emergency executive power to "abolish causes of action, change the standard of care, and confer immunity."
Last Friday marked the end of the 2022 fiscal year. For state government, it was another record-breaking year.
Though I possess no special gift of foresight, allow me to venture a few small predictions about the future of Alabama politics.
Why, at a time when Alabama’s state government has its largest surplus in state history, is our legislature not acting more like Missouri and so many other states?
The unfinished business of legislative races, carried over from both parties' primaries last month, was scattered throughout Alabama on Tuesday.
New legislation is being targeted in the wake of the ever-evolving case of Casey White. This time, it involves the case he is accused of murder in, the murder of Connie Ridgeway in Lauderdale County.
While most were focused on the top of the ticket's contentious U.S. Senate and gubernatorial, some competitive legislative races on the ballot ended with surprising outcomes on Tuesday.
Should the legislature seek to modify Alabama's existing abortion laws, there could be state constitutional hurdles to overcome, says State Senate President Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).
Eric Johnston, who as of 2019 had drafted more than 12 anti-abortion laws for the state, told Rightside Radio host and Alabama Policy Institute senior fellow Phil Williams that suggestions from legislators to possibly add exceptions to the 2019 abortion ban were not intended to be a part of the law he drafted.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has announced more legislative endorsements. Alabama has 105 members of the Alabama House of Representatives...
A bill that would allow some wiretapping in certain criminal cases passed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Rep. Rex Reynolds...
Qualifying to run in either major party primary will close on Friday, at 5 p.m. All 140 seats in the Alabama Legislature are up for...
A bill was filed to prohibit trains from blocking railroad crossing on Thursday, Jan. 13. According to the Alabama Legislature, the...