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House bill seeks to rebalance renter-tenant protections

Grand Bay-Republican state Rep. David Sessions introduced a bill to lessen the amount of time given to tenants to correct minor violations of their...

Alabama kids no longer in danger of losing coverage after CHIP,...

Due to a lapse in federal funding the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), known as ALL Kids in Alabama, recently found itself in jeopardy. The...

Alabama Arise opposes new GOP tax cut plan

A statewide nonprofit policy think tank that advocates for low-income families in Alabama has come out in opposition to the newly unveiled GOP tax...

New report says more than half of GOP plan’s tax cuts...

Congressional Republicans' new tax plan would deliver a major boost to the top 1 percent of Alabamians — the middle class, however, not so much. According...

Alabama’s rate of uninsured children plunged to 2.4 percent in 2016

Things are looking up for children in Alabama. According to new U.S. Census data released this week, nearly 49 of every 50 children in...

Federal payday lending reforms find support in Alabama

An ongoing effort by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to rein in the excesses of high-interest "payday loan" lenders has so far been generally...

Advocates urge support of proposed short-term lending rules

Civil rights advocacy groups and others are praising a federal proposal announced Thursday that seeks to tighten short-term lending regulations and are urging consumers...

Lawmakers vote to override Robert Bentley veto, enact General Fund budget

Rebuking Gov. Robert Bentley's veto for the first time in 2016, Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday to enact the General Fund budget the governor previously rejected over...

House OKs General Fund despite opposition, threat of veto

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a General Fund budget Tuesday, which leaves in place a roughly $85 million budget shortfall for the state's...
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