The Wall Street Journal ran this article about legislation in Alabama and other states to allow employees to keep firearms stored in their vehicles while at work. The article discusses the split this legislation is causing among Republicans, as it pits the NRA and business interests groups against each other. The article also specifically mentions [...]
The Birmingham News reports that Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead conducted a review of the Party’s spending in 2010 and found that under former Party Chairman and current Speaker of the state House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Hubbard, the Party contracted out some of it’s printing services to a company that then contracted out [...]
The Legal Schnauzer adds to the report that Alabama Republicans, many of whom were advocating against bingo and other forms of gaming in Alabama, were actively seeking out contributions from gaming interests. The Schnauzer compares what the Republicans did to the case against former Democratic Gov. Don Seigelman adn asks if the attempts to hide [...]
Pell City, AL – The Alabama House Democratic Caucus this week presented a check for $500 to AMVETS Post 25 to help pay for care packages that will be distributed to American military personnel serving overseas during the holiday season.
“We are proud to support AMVETS Post 25 and the Pell City Civitan Club and [...]
In a press conference held yesterday, Rep. Alvin Holmes accused the Speaker of the state House of Representatives of reimbursing some legislators’ travel expenses after sending a memo in June saying that the state would not reimburse in-state or out-of-state travel this year.
Read the entire article on the Montgomery Advertiser’s South Union Street Blog.
After an economic slump that has persisted for more than four years, a big question is forming in the minds of those who are watching Alabama’s job market for signs of a turnaround: What will it take to replace those lost jobs?
While Gov. Robert Bentley and state industrial relations department officials have been touting [...]
A group of officials gathered Friday morning to honor a few people Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow considers to be relatively unknown heroes during the April 27, 2011, tornado disaster in Franklin County.
Morrow told the group gathered at the Franklin County Commission office that many people worked behind the scenes last April to help in [...]
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday he will not push state lawmakers to approve a law establishing charter schools in Alabama.
Bentley made the comment in an interview where he confirmed that on Monday, in impromptu remarks to the summer convention meeting of the Alabama Association of School Boards, he said he would not [...]
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – If there’s an issue that state legislators don’t like to discuss, it’s their salaries, said state Rep. Mike Ball, a Madison Republican.
Each year since 2007 – when state House and Senate members gave themselves a 61 percent salary increase – legislators have had to choose whether to accept or reject an [...]
Judicial candidate Chuck Hunter . (Special/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Alabama Republican Party’s candidate committee voted this evening to remove Chuck Hunter as its nominee for the Place 11 judicial seat on Jefferson County Circuit Court, rejecting his offer to step down if the party refunded his qualifying fee…
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