MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday blamed crumbling infrastructure for the state’s prison problems as she prepares to call lawmakers back to Montgomery for a special session on prison construction.
WASHINGTON — The House rushed headlong Tuesday into a vote on legislation to fund the government, suspend the federal debt limit and provide disaster and refugee aid, forcing a showdown with Republicans who oppose the package despite the risk of a fiscal crisis.
TUSCUMBIA — Tuscumbia attorney Chad Smith said he will seek the nod for the Colbert County district judge's seat in the May 24, 2022, Republican Primary.
MONTGOMERY — Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James said Wednesday that he is considering challenging fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in next year’s governor’s race.
ARVADA, Colorado — President Joe Biden tried to advance his domestic spending plans Tuesday by touring a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how his clean-energy proposals would help combat climate change and create good-paying jobs along the way.
WASHINGTON — Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war, according to a forthcoming book.
BOISE, Idaho — President Joe Biden on Monday pointed to wildfires burning through the West to argue for his $3.5 trillion spending plan, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore.
For the first time in 15 years, tax receipts in the state’s Education Trust Fund are hitting double-digit growth, prompting the Senate’s budget chairman to say it’s time the Legislature considers some possible tax cuts.
SALT LAKE CITY — The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has a simple message for fellow Democrats about his plan to raise taxes to remake large swaths of the American economy: look beyond the bottom line.
MONTGOMERY — The first-ever “Alabama Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline” report, issued recently by the ACLU of Alabama, reveals that 13.89% of all House bills and 6.67% of all Senate bills introduced by Alabama legislators during the 2021 Legislative Session created new crimes, enhanced existing…
MONTGOMERY — Alabama House Republicans met for more than two hours Wednesday to discuss their potential support for and concerns about draft legislation to build new prisons and renovate old ones.
WASHINGTON — The collapse of the Afghan government, a surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant, devastating weather events, a disappointing jobs report. What next?
It seems likely that the Alabama Legislature will vote next year to remove outdated poll tax language from the state Constitution.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.