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10 things we learned from emails produced by Hubbard prosecution

The prosecution in the State of Alabama's case against Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Friday filed the most detailed documentation to date regarding...

Shelby: Congress shouldn’t allow Obama’s blatant abuse of power to continue

WASHINGTON -- Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) bucked GOP Senate leadership Friday by voting against a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) bill that would have...

Bentley’s $200 million ‘sin tax’ hike is a terrible idea, here’s why (opinion)

On Friday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley laid out a plan to raise taxes in Alabama by $541 million, including a $205 million tax on...

Here are the eight tax hikes in Bentley’s $700 million revenue plan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Governor Robert Bentley (R-Ala.) announced the details of his proposed $700 million tax increase in a press conference Friday. In all,...

Palmer unloads on EPA for ‘operating like a police state,’ abusing Alabama companies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ-EC_4wiuY (Video above: Rep. Gary Palmer grills EPA consultant during committee hearing) WASHINGTON -- In a House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing Thursday, U.S. Rep....

Facing pressure to raise taxes, Alabama legislators must decide what their legacy will be (Opinion)

Lately, Alabamians have struggled to discern any difference between what they thought they voted against in November and what they might be getting in...

Senate leader sponsors bill to bring Charter Schools to Alabama for first time

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama State Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) announced Thursday that he has pre-filed the School Choice and Student Opportunity...

RETALIATION: Bentley Admin. halts major road projects because senator opposed tax hike

MADISON, Ala. -- The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has informed north Alabama officials that multiple major road projects totaling roughly $100 million have...

Rush: Sessions is the only Republican not ‘scared to death’ of Harry Reid and the media

Rush Limbaugh said on Wednesday he believes Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) may be the only Republican in the Senate who is not scared of...

Norquist: When Bentley says ‘I need to raise taxes,’ he’s really saying ‘I can’t do my job’

Grover Norquist doesn't mind playing the villain. Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington called him “The dark wizard of the Right’s anti-tax cult." Politico described him...

Econ development, religious liberty, charter schools headline 2015 AL House GOP agenda

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama House Republicans on Wednesday released their 2015 list of legislative priorities, dubbing it the "Alabama First" agenda. “The Alabama First...

Alabama congressmen urge House leadership to fight Obama’s ‘unlawful usurpation of power’

WASHINGTON -- Four members of Alabama's congressional delegation have signed a letter to House leadership asking them to hold strong against pressure from the...

Sessions: Senate Democrats would rather defend Obama than defend the country

WASHINGTON -- As Congress inches closer to a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is concerned Senate...

(Audio) Powerful Senator says Bentley threatening lawmakers won’t work, tax hike DOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9unnSVNifk&feature=youtu.be&list=UUMk7T9ijCgD_iX-SWjyzy7g (Video above: Matt Murphy interviews Sen. Jabo Waggoner) One of Alabama's most powerful state senators believes Gov. Robert Bentley's impending $700 million tax hike proposal...

Alabama lawmakers slam Obama for Keystone XL veto: ‘He’s playing politics with jobs’

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have transported up to 830,000 barrels of oil across the country every...

(QUIZ) Alabama students may soon have to pass civics test to graduate, but could you?

Alabama State Senators Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) and Tripp Pitman (R-Montrose) are introducing a bill that would require Alabama high school students to pass the...

Huge crowd protests DoD cuts at Ft. Rucker, warns of ‘devastating economic tsunami’

DALEVILLE, Ala. -- Approximately 1,600 community members in the Wiregrass area of southeast Alabama attended a forum Monday night with Department of Defense representatives...

Alabama lawmaker expects charter schools to bring ‘dramatic, positive changes in education’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama State House Representative Terri Collins (R-Decatur) unveiled draft legislation Friday that would establish a charter schools program in the Yellowhammer...

‘Semper Fi!’ Wait ’til you see what Alabama’s Marine Senator did to fight Bentley tax hike

MADISON, Ala. -- State Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison), a retired Marine, unleashed his battle cry against Governor Bentley's proposed tax hike Monday, and he...

(Video) EXCHANGE: Rand talks 2016, expanding the GOP & what he’d do as Commander-in-Chief

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kac_pXSblU&feature=youtu.be (Video above: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) enters the "Yellowhammer Exchange" with Cliff Sims) In an exclusive interview, Yellowhammer News founder and CEO Cliff Sims sat...

(Video) ‘Wrong, Yesterday, Not Bad’ — Rand Paul describes potential 2016 rivals

http://youtu.be/D9iuX_GkVDo (Video above: Sen. Rand Paul gives one word to describe President Obama and potential 2016 candidates) In an exclusive interview with Yellowhammer News in Montgomery...

Hubbard hopes next AEA leader supports GOP-backed school reforms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) on Monday reacted to news that Alabama Education Association (AEA) boss Henry Mabry -- one...

ALGOP passes resolution rebuking Bentley tax hike proposal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Republican Party over the weekend elected new officers and passed numerous resolutions, including those in support of the "sanctity...

BREAKING: AEA boss Henry Mabry booted

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Education Association (AEA) board voted to fire Executive Secretary Henry Mabry Saturday, after reports that teachers' union cleaned house...