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Robert Bentley signs bill to cut business ties with Israel boycotters

Score another victory for the pro-Israel lobby, this time in the Alabama statehouse. Gov. Robert Bentley has given final approval to a law banning firms that boycott...

State bureaucrats killed anti-earmarking bill, says sponsor Cam Ward

When Sen. Cam Ward proposed an anti-earmarking bill, it made sense to the many fiscal hawks in conservative-dominated Montgomery. Alabama sets aside 91 percent of its General...

Justice reform group blasts “fruitless” state prison reform bill

Proponents, including Gov. Robert Bentley, have lauded the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act as a bold step toward real criminal justice reform. But on Wednesday, the U.S....

Jim Zeigler hoping for public showdown with Robert Bentley over ethics...

On May 2, State Auditor Jim Zeigler "will be in my office at 10 a.m. with a court reporter, and a Bible to swear in the...

Pediatricians say state Medicaid cuts will reduce kids’ health care access

The state's leading association of practicing pediatric doctors warned looming cuts to state Medicaid program could hurt Alabama's children big time on Tuesday. The Alabama...

Jim Zeigler will testify against bill to grant Governor power to...

State Auditor Jim Zeigler says his office is under attack by the administration of Gov. Robert Bentley, and Zeigler intends to fight back in the Capitol. Bentley...

Jim Zeigler slams Robert Bentley, calls for “executive recall” mechanism to...

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is an old foe of Gov. Robert Bentley. Now that the governor is now embattled over accusations of inappropriate behavior towards a former staffer...

Alabama legislative wrap-up: April 11–15, 2016

Here's your quick look at some of the major votes the Alabama House of Representatives and the Alabama Senate took this week: On Tuesday the...

Alabama House passes anti-human trafficking bill

The Alabama House has approved a bill to crack down on predators seeking to purchase sex via human trafficking, what many consider the last...

State Senate OKs payday lending reform bill

The Alabama Senate passed a bill Wednesday to extend the timeframe for repaying loans from so-called "payday" lenders to six months. Pressure to quickly repay...
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