Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to crack down on ballot harvesting. House Bill 209, sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), passed in the lower chamber by a 76-28 vote and now awaits debate in the Alabama Senate.
Governor Kay Ivey's education budget proposal offered earlier this year included money for some high-profile non-education projects. But they will not be in the budget coming out of the Alabama Legislature, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).
State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) is continuing his campaign for the Alabama Legislature to rescue the financially beleaguered Birmingham-Southern College.
Attorney General Steve Marshall has actively opposed so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, especially as they are being used to force broader policy changes within American society.
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).
Although he has been on the job for a little more than two months, Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board administrator Curtis Stewart has struck a very deferential tone regarding the future of his agency.
As seems to be the case with many lawmakers, State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville), the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee chairman, is down on the prospects of permanent tax cuts under the current budgetary circumstances.
During a wide-ranging interview on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey elaborated on her pledge to consider school choice options she made during last week's inauguration.
A new legislature will be seated in 2023, and the leadership of the Poarch Band of Creeks Indians say they are hopeful for another shot at a comprehensive bill.
In recent weeks, as the 2022 election cycle has wrapped and state government officials look toward 2023, improving public education in Alabama has been named by Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as a top priority.
The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.
Friday on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey offered a preview of what to expect in her next term should she be reelected on Tuesday.
During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey was asked about the possibility of tax relief given the budget surpluses for both the Education Trust Fund and general fund budgets.
State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), one of the two Republican candidates for Alabama Speaker of the House, first came to the state legislature in 1994, which was a time when Republicans were making inroads for local elected offices in Alabama.
Reportedly, tax revenues into Alabama's Education Trust Fund (ETF) hit a record $10.4 billion, a whopping 20.54% higher than a year earlier.
Could Alabama suffer from a demographic crunch in the coming years?
During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Daniels said he was opposed to a closed primary system.
The State of Alabama's coffers are flush with cash, at least for now.
During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" this week, Business Council of Alabama interim executive director Robin Stone was asked to react to a "populist" sentiment that is sometimes at odds with the business community.
Although the legislature voted to make so-called medical cannabis available in May 2021, Alabamians will still have to wait a bit until cannabis products are available for legal use.
During last week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Stephen Stetson, the director of Planned Parenthood Alabama, warned there would be consequences for Alabama in proceeding with its abortion ban under the 2019 Human Life Protection Act.
High energy prices across the board will make 2022 a challenging year for Alabama's farmers, according to Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) president and CEO Jimmy Parnell.
State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.
State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), the Alabama Senate General Fund Budget Committee chairman, insists a recession is inevitable.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called for federal law enforcement to act on protests outside U.S. Supreme Court justices' homes during an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday.
During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Merrill said he anticipate an even lower turnout for the June 21 runoff than the May 23, which was 23%.
During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) named two areas the Alabama Legislature could consider: school safety and mental health in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.