Alabama Politics

Race for Montgomery City Council District One Seat Headed to Runoff

The race for the Montgomery City Council District One seat will go to a runoff. Ed Grimes won 49-Percent of the votes, while his opponent Donnie Mims received 21-Percent of the vote. The runoff election is scheduled for august 24th. The seat was vacated with the death of Councilman Richard Bollinger back in March. Categories: Election Results, Montgomery Tags: Alabama…

Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Ban on Transgender Athletes

FILE – Gov. Kay Ivey Alabama is the latest state to ban transgender girls from playing on female public school sports teams. Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation that says public K-12 schools cannot allow a “biological male” to participate on a female team. Idaho last year became the first state to pass such a ban, but it faces…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Sec. of State John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he will not run for any elected office next year after saying he made poor choices that impacted his family. Merrill is a prominent state Republican leader who was widely viewed as having higher political ambitions. He told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that he made choices that were not…

George Wallace, Jr. Speaks about UAB Removing His Father’s Name from Building

FILE – George Wallace, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (AP Photo/Jamie Martin, File) George Wallace, Jr. has issued a statement regarding UAB’s decision to remove his father’s name from a building on its campus in Birmingham. The decision was made by the UA System Board of Trustees. The trustees unanimously approved a resolution saying that four-term Gov. George Wallace rose…