- Ala state senator seeking help after DUI arrest Updated: Jul-02-15 12:47 pm
ALABASTER, Alabama - The chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday he is seeking professional help following his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.
- Alabama Rep. Dan Williams dead at age 73 Updated: Jul-01-15 5:13 pm
ATHENS, Alabama - An Alabama lawmaker who once served as mayor of Athens has died at the age of 73.
- Ala senator gets free hotel for promise to renovate Updated: Jun-21-15 11:37 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh is a handy man to have around the Alabama State House. During the 2015 legislative session, the state's top senator tore down walls known as filibusters, swept the floor of unwanted bills and drew a blue print for bringing gambling to Alabama.
- Lawmakers finish first session under new structure Updated: Jun-14-15 8:55 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have finished their first legislative session under a new pay structure that gives them a salary equal to the median household income in the state
- Alabama House members hold budget workday Updated: Jun-11-15 9:17 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The session is over, but members of the Alabama House of Representatives met Thursday on their chief unresolved problem: a shortfall in the state's general fund budget.
- Bentley signs Alabama Accountability Act Updated: Jun-10-15 6:08 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - More money could soon be available for a school choice scholarship program that helps Alabama families pay for private school.
- A look at what passed and failed in the 2015 session Updated: Jun-04-15 11:52 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's 2015 legislative session ended with Gov. Robert Bentley vetoing the general fund budget and pledging to bring lawmakers back into special session. Here's a look at what passed and failed this session:
- Bentley vetoes austere general fund budget Updated: Jun-04-15 10:55 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday vetoed an austere general fund budget that cut $200 million from state agencies, vowing to bring lawmakers back into special session until they get a workable spending plan.
- Lawmakers name queen honey bee official agriculture insect Updated: Jun-04-15 6:03 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama legislators have elevated the queen honey bee to the official agricultural insect of the state.
- Ala. House passes bill to allow state agencies to raise fees Updated: Jun-03-15 8:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House on Wednesday passed a bill allowing state agencies to increase fees every five years to fund agency operations.
- Ala. Senate committee OKs bill restricting abortion clinics Updated: Jun-03-15 5:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would ban abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of public schools, legislation that could force at least one clinic to close or move if it becomes law.
- Alabama Senate seeks to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge Updated: Jun-03-15 1:40 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama senators took a step toward renaming Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, a historic site in the voting rights movement that also bears the name of a Ku Klux Klan officer.
- Ala. electric chair, drug secrecy bill dead for session Updated: Jun-03-15 1:18 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill that would bring back Alabama's electric chair, and keep secret the suppliers of death penalty drugs, appears dead for the session.
- Alabama House committee approves business, road tax bills Updated: Jun-03-15 11:56 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A House committee has approved two tax bills in the closing days of the legislative session, although neither is considered a solution to the state's budget woes.
- Marsh says Alabama lawmakers will vote on budget Updated: Jun-02-15 9:23 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Senators will spend the final days of the legislative session concentrating on the general fund budget, but acknowledge they have no way to avoid deep cuts to state agencies.
- Ala. House passes changes to state open meetings laws Updated: Jun-02-15 7:23 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have passed legislation to tighten the state's Open Meetings Act.
- Judges will only consider race in legislative district fight Updated: Jun-02-15 3:53 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Judges say they will only look at accusations of racial gerrymandering as they review Alabama's legislative districts for a second time.