Statewide

Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Bathroom Directive

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that a federal court judge has granted a motion for a preliminary injunction by Alabama and 12 other states staying the Obama administration’s transgender school restroom access order. The U.S. District Court ruling allows schools in Alabama and… continue reading ›

Alabama Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 5.7%, down from June’s rate of 6.0%, and below July 2015’s rate of 6.1%. July’s rate represents 123,095 unemployed persons, compared to 130,298 in June… continue reading ›

Lottery Bill Heads to Vote

A lottery bill is headed to a vote in the Alabama Senate. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he intends to seek an up or down vote on a lottery bill on Thursday afternoon. The bill is expected to… continue reading ›

A Sales Tax on Food

Stateline, an online site of The Pew Charitable Trusts, focuses on Alabama in a story about the handful of states that charge the same sales tax on food as everything else: "Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota… continue reading ›

Lynching Memorial Coming to Montgomery

The Equal Justice Initiative  will announce their plans today to build a multi-million dollar memorial to victims of lynching across the country, and a museum in their building on Commerce Street. The memorial honors hundreds of people lynched by mobs… continue reading ›

New Alabama Speaker of the House Named

House members have named Republican Rep. Mac McCutcheon of Capshaw as the new speaker of the house. Representatives on Monday elected McCutcheon to the powerful post with 68 votes. McCutcheon, after his election, promised to be fair to House members… continue reading ›