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Alabama House nixes proposed ban on teens riding in pickup truck beds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama House voted down a bill Thursday that would have prohibited teenagers under the age of 18 from riding in...

Sessions: U.S. must curb record immigration to save middle class

It is time for an honest discussion of immigration. The first “great wave” of U.S. immigration took place from roughly 1880 to 1930. During this...

Veterans in central Alabama still face some of the longest VA wait times in the nation

TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- Central Alabama's embattled Veteran's Affairs hospitals still have some of the longest wait times in the country, according to a report...

Bentley signals he’s open to expanding gambling, Democrats push lottery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Thursday morning Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) signaled he has changed his mind on a way for the state to capture gambling...

Roy Moore comes out against Bentley’s proposal: ‘I can’t agree with tax hikes’

(Audio above: Chief Justice Roy Moore on Yellowhammer Radio reveals his opposition to Gov. Bentley's tax increase proposals) Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore...

Bentley predicts public safety and govt. services will be at risk if taxes aren’t hiked

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) addressed members of the Huntsville and Madison County chambers of commerce Wednesday to spell out the agencies...

Alabama teacher-turned-Senator: Common Core has to go

Alabama has a “common” dilemma; one many other states around the country have taken steps to resolve. As a State Senator, as a retired public...

Waggoner: It’s time for UAB and UAH to have a presence on the UA Board

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- One of the Alabama Senate's most powerful members is now speaking out about the representation, or lack thereof, the University of...

Alabama congressmen back bill to make state-issued concealed carry permits valid nationwide

WASHINGTON -- Several of Alabama's Congressional delegates are cosponsoring a new bill being introduced to Congress, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow...

Alabama conservative group targeted by IRS wins important victory in court

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C. this week granted conservative organizations that were targeted by the IRS -- including at least one...

Bill would allow Alabama minors to use pistols under adult supervision

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Have you ever been target shooting with someone under the age of 18, say, your daughter, nephew, or grandchild? If you...

Aderholt slams Obama’s latest ‘overreach into the lives of Alabamians,’ the War on Meat

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL4) is shooting back at a recent report released by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that says a vegan...

Bentley packs Healthcare Task Force with Democrats, Medicaid expansion advocates

MONTGOMERY, ALa. -- Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) signed an executive order Monday morning creating the Alabama Healthcare Improvement Task Force to "address ways to...

Byrne: Out of control tax and spend policies are detrimental to national security

Every month American families and small business owners sit down and balance their budgets. They make sure they aren’t spending more than they bring...

Alabama files brief with Supreme Court defending states’ right to define marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The State of Alabama has filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in support of states' right to...

Conservatives push back against local Alabama alcohol tax hike

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist sent a letter to members of the Alabama House of Representatives imploring members to...

Byrne slams Obama’s Iran agreement: ‘Deal puts American people at risk’

WASHINGTON, Ala. -- After years of tense debates, The Obama administration announced Thursday that it had reached a nuclear agreement with Iran. Many Republican...

Senate passes bill to incentive Alabama companies to hire vets, create jobs in rural counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A bill passed by the Alabama Senate Thursday, The Alabama Veterans and Targeted Counties Act, will incentivize companies to hire veterans,...

Alabama senate passes bill to prevent federal takeover of state’s prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate on Thursday passed legislation to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons and possibly even fend off an eminent federal...

Bill would make Alabama bigger player in 2016 Presidential election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A bill introduced by Alabama State Senator Quinton Ross (D-Montgomery) would move the 2016 Alabama Presidential Primary up to March 1st,...

Byrne continues hammering away at federal snapper quotas

MOBILE, Ala. -- Congressman Bradley Byrne warned his constituents on Alabama's Gulf Coast Wednesday not to be mislead by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Alabama Republican lawmakers reveal budget with major cuts, no tax hikes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A budget revealed by Republican members of Alabama Legislature shows agencies what cuts would look like if no tax increases are...

Jury trial approval in BP oil spill case moves Alabama gulf coast one step closer to being made whole

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A federal judge has ruled that Alabama will be able to have a jury trial against BP to seek recompense for...

Alabama’s largest county just crushed a tax increase proposal at the ballot box

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. -- Voters in Alabama's largest county have resoundingly defeated a huge property tax increase and gotten rid of an existing tax....