MONTGOMERY — An Alabama state legislator who has been involved in prison reform and criminal justice issues will take over as director of the state parole board, Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday.
MONTGOMERY — The Business Council of Alabama launched the “Keep Alabama Open” movement Tuesday in reaction to some states taking on stricter public health orders and continued talk of federal mandates from the incoming Biden administration aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama has about five weeks to spend almost $1 billion in remaining coronavirus relief funds or the money will revert to Washington, D.C., prompting concerns from advocacy groups that the state will leave money on the table that could be used to help hurting Alabamians.
MONTGOMERY — Tax revenues in the state’s General Fund and Education Trust Fund grew significantly, 16.2% and 8.7%, in October compared to a year ago, but at least some of those increases are anomalies that shouldn’t be expected to continue as COVID-19 impacts tax collections.
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey and leaders in the Alabama Legislature discussed Monday the possibility of a special session this year, but concerns about COVID-19 and a cramped Alabama State House appear to be a major hurdle.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama is extending a public health order requiring face masks in public but lifting occupancy limits on many places as deaths and hospitalizations from the coronavirus pandemic worsen in the state, officials said Thursday.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama is extending a public health order requiring face masks in public, but lifting occupancy limits on many places as deaths and hospitalizations from the coronavirus pandemic worsen in the state, officials said Thursday.
MONTGOMERY — With a year-end deadline to spend it, changes in how the state is using more than $1.7 billion in federal CARES Act money could be coming, state officials said recently.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued guidance on Friday that said voters who test positive for COVID-19 from now until Election Day can apply for an emergency absentee ballot.
MONTGOMERY — An Alabama lawmaker was in a meeting in the State House last week when he found out he had COVID-19, the latest of several legislators to test positive for the virus.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers will try again next session on a bill to change how growing K-12 schools are funded, taking some burden off of local systems to pay for additional students.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s lieutenant governor, who has called the state's mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s public school teachers would have five additional professional development days under a proposal from Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur.