Politics

Tuscaloosa Visit

April 28, 2011 - 6:08pm

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will visit Tuscaloosa on Friday, according to the White House. Thursday, the President  said the damage in tornado-stricken states in the Southeast is "nothing short of catastrophic." Speaking at the White House, Obama says the loss of life has been heartbreaking, especially in Alabama, the state hit hardest. At least 250 people have been killed in six states in the deadliest tornado outbreak in 40 years. Obama says the federal government will do everything it can to help the states recover and rebuild. ...Read more

Vote Results

February 22, 2011 - 5:32pm

City of Tuscaloosa Special Election Results, Seven-Day Alcohol Sales (***Results are Preliminary and Uncertified. )


District One (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 865
No - 162


District Two (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 930
No - 175


District Three (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 2,464
No - 635


District Four (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 1,282
No - 72


District Five (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 968
No- 418 ...Read more

Alabama Results

November 2, 2010 - 6:25pm

2010 Alabama Election Results from the Associated Press


***Results are uncertified. ...Read more

Speaker, Minority Leader React to Trust Fund Budget

April 11, 2014 - 9:45am

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R – Auburn) issued the following statement after Governor Robert Bentley signed the Education Trust Fund budget:

“Unlike Washington, Republicans in the Alabama Legislature passed a balanced budget that provides needed funding for health insurance for education employees and retirees and prioritizes dollars that go directly into classrooms. I applaud Governor Bentley for signing this conservative and fiscally responsible budget.”  ...Read more

Trust Fund Budget Signed

April 11, 2014 - 9:39am

Press released provided by the Office of Gov. Robert Bentley:

MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that he has signed the FY2015 Education Trust Fund Budget.

The education budget was passed April 3, 2014, minutes before the Legislature adjourned, effectively preventing the Governor’s ability to attach any Executive Amendments to the budget bill. Governor Bentley announced in March his intention to attach an Executive Amendment to the budget, which would provide a 2% pay raise for teachers and support personnel. ...Read more

Selling Alagasco?

April 8, 2014 - 10:24am

Montgomery, Alabama – As publicly announced today, Energen Corporation, the parent company to Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco), has signed an agreement to sell its natural gas utility business to The Laclede Group, Incorporated, for the amount of $1.6 billion. The transaction is subject to the approval of the Alabama Public Service Commission (“APSC”) pursuant to Alabama Code Sections 37-4-40 and 37-4-41, which require the APSC to determine if the transaction is consistent with the interests of the public. ...Read more

Grant Creates Jobs in Vernon

April 8, 2014 - 10:19am

MONTGOMERY— A $100,000 grant by Gov. Robert Bentley is helping lay a welcome mat for Vernon Industrial Park’s first tenant, which will employ 10 people initially and offer more jobs in the future.

Infrastructure improvements supported by the grant will make it possible for K&S Lumber Co. to build a wood processing plant to produce railroad ties and secondary wood products including wood chips and firewood.  ...Read more

$15 Million for Homeless in AL

April 8, 2014 - 10:16am

BIRMINGHAM, AL – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced $15,543,892 in grants to renew support for 67 local homeless housing and service programs in Alabama.  Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.

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Can't File by April 15th?

April 8, 2014 - 10:09am

BIRMINGHAM — With one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded Alabama taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on time. They can even submit filing extensions and request payment options online.

"Don’t panic if you need more time to file or pay your taxes," said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. "Requesting more time to file is easy, and there are several payment options."
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Editorial: Bentley's Last Chance

April 7, 2014 - 3:32pm

Another legislative session has ended in Montgomery. And like most years, this session had its share of disappointments.
 
While there were some positive things that came out of this legislative session, the $400 bonus and conditional 4 percent pay raise for state employees next year, as examples, the bad outweighed the good.
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Electronic Bingo

April 2, 2014 - 10:52am

The following is a press release from the Attorney General's Office of the State of Alabama: ...Read more

Editorial: Women in AL Government

March 31, 2014 - 9:51am

There is no doubt that I would not be the man I am today had it not been for the women in my life. From my mother to my wife and daughter, they have all shaped who I am. But more importantly, they have also helped shape the community we live in. I have seen in all of them a strength and wisdom that makes me proud, humble and grateful to have them in my life.
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Casinos Raided

March 31, 2014 - 9:39am

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange announced that four search warrants were served today at four separate casinos in Greene County through a joint effort by law enforcement agents from the Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety. This law enforcement action was taken in response to alleged illegal gambling operations. The search warrants were served this morning at Greenetrack and Greene Charity in Eutaw, AL, and at Frontier Bingo and River’s Edge in Knoxville, AL.            ...Read more

Editorial: Obama's Internet Folly

March 27, 2014 - 9:34am

By Gov. Bobby Jindal

It was an act generations from now will regret: The country that invented the Internet unilaterally decided to give it away — jeopardizing the freedoms of billions of citizens the world over in the process. ...Read more

Tourism Grants

March 26, 2014 - 1:21pm

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