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Chairman: Impeachment Should Be 'Resolved' This Spring

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects the House of Representatives will vote on whether to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley sometime this spring. Chairman Mike Jones on Wednesday gave an update to committee members who will recommend…

Alabama Senate Panel OKs Bill Limiting Same-Sex Adoptions

An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill to let faith-based adoption agencies, including those that care for state foster children, turn away gay couples on religious grounds. The Senate Health Committee on Wednesday voted 6-1 for the legislation that…

Former Auburn Football Coach Considers Running for AL Governor in 2018

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge…

Death Row Inmate's Appeal Rejected

The Supreme Court is freeing Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. The justices on Tuesday turned down an appeal from inmate Tommy Arthur. In November, the…

ASU Looking to Fill Final Two Board of Trustees Vacant Spots

The Nominating Committee for the Alabama State University Board of Trustees (BOT) is accepting applications for a vacancy for its District-5 and its  Nation-at-Large BOT seats. The candidates for the BOT Congressional District-5 seat should reside in one of the following…

New Disability Savings Program in Alabama

The state of Alabama is launching a savings program meant to help people with disabilities. The new Enable Savings Plan Alabama is modeled on a national program that lets people save tax-free for future expenses related to disabilities. A statement…

Health Department Recommends Alabamians Get Flu Shots

The state health department is reminding Alabamians to get their flu shots. The Alabama Department of Public Health said Thursday that the state is experiencing a spike in influenza-like illnesses this winter. A department statement said vaccines can lower the…

Alabama Senate Delays Monument Preservation Bill

The state Senate has delayed a vote on a bill that would bar changes to historic or Confederate monuments in Alabama. Senators said Thursday that they needed more time to review the measure. The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act comes amid…

Alabama Exports Totaled Over $20 Million in 2016

Governor Robert Bentley announced today that exports of Alabama-made products totaled nearly $20.6 billion in 2016, setting a new annual record and showing the vitality of the state’s manufacturing sector. Alabama-made products such as automobiles, aircraft parts, chemicals and metals…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Troopers Work on Two Separate Crashes on I-65

Alabama State Troopers are working two separate crashes on Interstate 65 that involve road blockage. The first occurred around 9 a.m. on I-65 Southbound near mile marker 194-195. It is an overturned travel trailer that initially had both SB lanes…

Alabama High School Civics Exam Requirement Passes Committee

A state senate committee has approved a bill that would require Alabama high school students to pass a basic civics test before graduating. Sen. Arthur Orr, a Decatur Republican who introduced the bill, said Wednesday that citizens don't know enough…

Events Surrounding the 52nd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Leaders and organizers of Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemorations and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee held a news conference today at 10:30 a.m. at the Alabama State House to discuss the upcoming events in Selma being held March 2nd…

House Judiciary Debates Death Penalty Bill

A legislative committee will debate a bill to prevent judges from imposing a death sentence when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday…

Alabama Senate Reduces Medicaid Fraud, Protecting Taxpayers

The Alabama State Senate has wasted no time in the 2017 session approving legislation to protect taxpayers. On Tuesday, Senator Trip Pittman (R-Fairhope) passed an Alabama Senate Republican Caucus priority – Senate Bill 85, which strengthens penalties for committing Medicaid…

New Impeachment Resolution for Gov. Robert Bentley

A new impeachment resolution could be passed around the Alabama House today, accusing Governor Robert Bentley of mismanaging campaign funds and more. According to several reports, Rep. Corey Harbison (R- Cullman) says the resolution may not be brought to a…

Alabama Lineman Arrested on Drug Charges

Tuscaloosa police say Alabama guard Lester Cotton has been arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Police said in a statement released Monday that Cotton was arrested on Friday at about 11 p.m. during a traffic stop. The officer found…

Verizon Joins the Unlimited Data Plan Party

Verizon is the latest mobile carrier to bring back unlimited plans, but its version is pricier than offerings from rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. AT&T only lets customers sign up for unlimited plans when they also subscribe to DirecTV, which AT&T…

New Alabama Attorney General Introduced

Governor Robert J. Bentley appointed Marshall County District Attorney, Steve Marshall, to serve as the 48th Attorney General of Alabama. Former Attorney General Luther Strange was appointed to the United States Senate following…

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