Eric Mackey, the state’s new superintendent of education, will earn a base salary of $245,000 a year. As expected, that’s more than the previous K-12 education leader.
MONTGOMERY — State Superintendent Michael Sentance this morning outlined the work he’s done in his first 11 months on the job and told the Alabama State Board of Education he plans to continue.
MONTGOMERY — Some Alabama Republicans in the Statehouse today said Gov. Robert Bentley’s appointment of Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate is awkward and that they would have advised against it.
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley is requesting a 4 percent cost of living adjustment for state employees, Finance Director Clinton Carter said today.
MONTGOMERY — A north Alabama lawmaker plans again to sponsor an anti-abortion bill that opponents have said would prohibit the procedure after around eight weeks of pregnancy.
MONTGOMERY — One of the budget leaders in the Alabama Legislature thinks the state can’t afford and should temporarily table its plan to change how Medicaid serves its nearly 1 million patients.
MONTGOMERY — A long day and a bill about the official dessert of Alabama led to a crisp exchange Thursday night in the Alabama House of Representatives between Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, and Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn.
MONTGOMERY — A House committee today approved legislation that would allow the state to sell bonds based on its nearly $1 billion BP settlement and spend about $448 million paying off some state debts and another $191 million on road projects in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
MONTGOMERY — A bill from Sen. Arthur Orr to potentially allow for better tracking of “dark money,” funds from undisclosed donors spent in elections, appeared to die in the Senate on Tuesday.
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to a bill making it a Class B misdemeanor to knowingly or with reckless disregard for the truth publish or disseminate false information indicating another person is guilty of a felony or other indictable offense.