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House committee approves cigarette tax, other revenue bills

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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