The Alabama Senate voted 30-1 Thursday to ban judges from imposing the death penalty when jurors recommends it — a power judges hold in no other state.
The Alabama Senate voted 17-15 Thursday to expand tax credits available under the Alabama Accountability Act, the state's much-debated school choice program.
Alabama House Majority Leader Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, announced Wednesday that he plans to step down from his leadership post, a week after narrowly surviving a vote in the Republican caucus.
A committee in the Alabama House gave its approval Wednesday to a bill that would create a religious exemption to the state's photo ID requirement for voters.
RIVERSIDE – Depending on the weather, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will perform bridge repairs Wednesday, Feb. 22, starting at 9:30 a.m.
TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are investigating an assault and fleeing the scene of an accident with injury that were the culmination of a series of events Sunday evening.
Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed an executive order creating an 11-member task force to study the idea of lifting the sales tax from groceries. He said he expected the group to report back with a plan to remove the tax by June. "I have no plans to replace it with another tax," Bentley said.
Lawmakers met in Montgomery on Wednesday to begin discussing how to redraw some of the state's legislative districts — including House District 32, which covers much of Anniston and a large portion of Talladega County.
An Albertville lawmaker filed a bill last week that would allow voters to skip Alabama's photo ID requirement at the polls if they have a religious objection to being photographed.
County jail inmates would have their Medicaid benefits suspended — not revoked — under a bill that the Alabama Legislature will soon consider. The change could keep inmates with serious mental illnesses from returning to jail again and again, the bill’s supporters say.
State Rep. Chris Sells, R-Greenville, said he has no plan to bust up the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the statewide agency that absorbed the functions of 12 different police forces three years ago.
U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Saks, has signed on with a group of Congressmen who accuse Russia of violating the treaty that ended the Cold War — a group also calling for U.S. missile deployments in response to Russia’s actions.
PELL CITY -- The Pell City Council during a special called meeting Wednesday approved applying for a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The money would be used to develop a digital history of Avondale Mills.
Earlier this week, Governor Robert Bentley presented a proposed budget that slashed all spending for Science in Motion in the 2018 fiscal year. Without the program, science teachers would lose a cost-effective way to enhance student learning in high schools across the state, area educators and program operators say.
Alabama state House Majority Leader Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, barely passed a confidence vote by House Republicans on Wednesday, one of Hammon’s opponents claims.
The Alabama Forestry Commission warns that the state’s pine forests may in the long term see widespread harm from a persistent drought that began last summer.
The Alabama Senate delayed debate Thursday on a bill that would have protected monuments older than 50 years old from being altered, removed or renamed.
An inspection of 17 Alabama prisons found that not a single one has a working fire alarm, a state contractor revealed at a conference for lawmakers in Montgomery on Wednesday.