State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said last December that a rebate plus a tax cut weren’t off the table. However, now he said most people should expect a one-time rebate of roughly $200 per person.
Lawmakers are grappling with what to do with a $2.7 billion education budget surplus with the 2023 legislative session around the corner.
Members of the Contract Review Committee reviewed a $450,000 communications services contract between the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board and Direct Communications Thursday for “development of anti-underage drinking materials and online/virtual presentations.”
With now-former State Rep. Charlotte Meadows' (R-Montgomery) loss on Tuesday and the retirement of long-time former State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston), the future of a school choice bill making it through the Alabama Legislature in the future is very unclear.
State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has had his hand in legislation to reform Alabama's education system throughout his tenure in the legislature. Despite some recent progress, he said there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Lawmakers have been mixed in their public comments about what to do with a $2 billion budget surplus.
While the fallout from a Huntsville middle school teacher's drag queen performances still is playing out, Huntsville City Schools has remained tight-lipped on the situation, claiming they were "limited" in what they can share because it was a personnel matter.
With Alabama continually ranking low in education, a recent report by the Alabama Commission on the Evaluation of Services shows the problem may stem from how public universities prepare future teachers for the classroom.
State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has been fighting to get the state out of retail alcohol sales, but he said he'd faced stiff opposition from the landlords who lease their properties to the ABC board.
State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Budget Committee chairman, had previously floated the idea of one-time tax rebates.
Alabama has around 375 regulatory boards and agencies responsible for issuing licenses. The boards cover everything from electricians, to cosmetology, to interior designers.
Public colleges and universities should be free and open to the exchange of ideas—places where our future teachers, lawyers, doctors, judges, community leaders and voters can exercise their constitutionally-protected freedom of speech.
Alabama was the only state in the Southeast to not offer its citizens any broad-based, major sales or income tax relief in 2021 or 2022.
The Alabama Jobs act has been in the spotlight since proposals to remove the caps on the tax credit incentives provided for corporations who decide to set up shop in the state.
Earlier this week, State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Trust Fund chairman, floated the possibility of lawmakers offering a tax rebate in the upcoming year, given the current budgetary surplus of state government.
According to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), chairman of the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee, Auburn University and the University of Alabama could be working to oppose the legislature's authority over the two schools.
During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), who is an attorney, said the legislature would have to take a "second look" at the law.
Alabama’s historical monuments, particularly Confederate monuments, have come under attack in recent years. On Tuesday, the Senate...
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would forbid law enforcement from prosecuting an Alabamian solely on the basis of...
By Brandon Moseley According to recent campaign finance reports filed with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office, Republican candidates...
By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Farmers Federation announced another round of state legislative endorsements for the 2022 election....