Tax Foundation: Alabama boasts nation’s 7th-earliest “Tax Freedom Day”

The Tax Foundation, a conservative nonpartisan research think tank, based in Washington, D.C., says that Alabama gives its residents the seventh-most relief from high...

Lawmakers consider raising state’s cigarette tax

Gov. Robert Bentley has proposed a number of ways to raise revenue to heal Alabama's ailing budget. One possible way is a higher cigarette tax....

Gov. Robert Bentley creates state health care task force

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has a new task force aimed at making health care in Alabama more accessible and more affordable. This past Monday, Bentley...

Governor’s legal counsel turns over documents in Mike Hubbard case

Gov. Robert Bentley's legal adviser has responded to a subpoena for documents ahead of the ethics trial of indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Al.com reports...

AG files brief defending states’ gay marriage bans

Alabama's attorney general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to leave in place a lower court's decision letting several states continue defining marriage as...

Senate approves proposal to address prison overcrowding

The Alabama Senate has approved sweeping changes to sentencing and probation standards to try relieving overcrowding in state prisons. State senators approved the bill Thursday...

House, Senate finalize economic development bills

Two Alabama economic development bills aimed at bringing new jobs to the state are closer to becoming law. Alabama lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation to...

Former tech exec Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, sees Clinton confidence...

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the...

Mike Hubbard received regular updates on Grand Jury investigation, court filing...

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard and associates – including former Gov. Bob Riley -- received leaked information related to the Lee County corruption investigation...

Gov. Robert Bentley signs charter school bill; schools could open by...

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a bill last week allowing the state's first charter schools to open as soon as fall 2016. One major issue...