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Alabama House passes protections for city, county whistleblowers

The Alabama House of Representatives passed on Thursday legislation that would apply whistleblower protections to county and municipal workers who testify to misdeeds within a local government body. 

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Birmingham Water Works Board manages to maintain current structure despite devastating year in 2022 and legislative attempts to clean house

If Alabama lawmakers had passed HB177 this legislative session, the current members of the Birmingham Water Works Board could have been fired and replaced. The bill would’ve also altered the qualification and appointment structure of the board.

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Birmingham Water Works Board passes new director policies as lawmakers push to overhaul

Just as some state legislators push to overhaul the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), the utility decided on Wednesday to adopt a new self-governance policy and director pledge.

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State Rep. Carns proposes bill to terminate current Birmingham Water Works Board members — ‘Their governance needs to be overhauled’

After a year of crisis at the Birmingham Water Works, two state legislators representing part of the Birmingham area are trying to alter the qualifications for serving on the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) and make the utility regional. That means the Alabama Gov. would gain the authority to appoint three of its members.

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Birmingham-Southern College asking for bailout from taxpayers amidst financial woes

Birmingham-Southern College is asking taxpayers to foot the bill for a $37.5 million government bailout, according to the Associated Press.

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House to consider legislation to exempt ARPA payments from state income taxes

State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) on Saturday that the Alabama House of Representatives...