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House committee approves cigarette tax, other revenue bills

An Alabama budget committee has approved a cigarette tax increase and other revenue bills as lawmakers try to fill a budget shortfall. The House Ways...

Lottery talk renews in upcoming special session

Some legislators anticipate renewed debate over a state lottery in the upcoming special session but are also uncertain if the idea has much of...

Robert Bentley details call for second Special Session of 2015

The office of newly beleaguered Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday afternoon released the details of the call for the upcoming Special Session. Lawmakers will reconvene...

Robert Bentley: Cuts are a ‘true crisis’ for the state

Gov. Robert Bentley is continuing the tough talk as he tries to ramp up support for tax increases ahead of a second special session...

Lawmakers strive for agreement on budget shortfall

Alabama legislators return to Montgomery on Monday looking for something that eluded them for the last several months: Agreement. The new fiscal year is less...

Katherine G. Robertson, Caleb Crosby: Gaming a bad idea for Alabama

We have known for months that a deal was in the works to expand gambling operations in Alabama either through a lottery, a tribal...



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