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ALGOP chairman urges Republican leaders to balance budget without tax hikes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan sent a letter to the state's elected Republican leaders Monday urging them to work together...

Bentley: Over 1,000 Alabamians could lose ‘life-sustaining services’ if spending is cut

MOBILE, Ala. -- Taking part in a state-wide mental health disability campaign event in Mobile Monday morning, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley told attendees that...

IRS investigator from Alabama charged with fraud, identity theft in agency’s latest scandal

WASHINGTON -- An IRS agent from Alabama and his accomplice have been indicted for fraud and identity theft, resulting in thirty charges between the...

The solution to Alabama’s budget ‘crisis’ is so simple it will blow your mind (No tax hikes necessary)

Deadlines and crises sometimes force lawmakers to implement reforms and solve problems they would typically rather not tackle. Alabama should be experiencing such a moment...

Michelle Obama delivers racially charged commencement address at Alabama college (Video)

https://youtu.be/MqFY8OBrCFE (Video above: First Lady Michelle Obama delivers 2015 commencement address at Tuskegee University) TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the 2015 commencement address...

ACLU attacks Alabama ‘religious fanatics who don’t believe in evolution, climate change’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday slammed a bill currently making its way through the Alabama...

Marsh: Let Alabamians vote on a lottery and gaming (opinion)

Five years ago we came to Montgomery on a simple promise: to streamline state government, to cut waste, to bring efficiency and a business-like...

Sewell calls for ‘compassionate release’ of corrupt former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford is currently serving a fifteen year federal felony sentence for his part in a massive corruption...

Sims: Alabama budget battle a ‘true test of conservatives in the Legislature’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Commenting on the various budget plans recently proposed by state legislative leaders and Governor Bentley, Yellowhammer Radio host Cliff Sims issued...

Lawmaker seeks to ban casinos from donating to Alabama politicians

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would make it illegal for a gambling interest, or a...

As gambling debate rages, Alabamians win $1 million in Georgia lottery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As Alabama House and Senate leadership rolled out dueling pieces of gambling legislation, eleven Alabamians found out they will be splitting...

Ala. House leadership introduces combination of $100+ million tax hike and budget cuts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) and Ways and Means General Fund Committee chairman Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) announced Tuesday their proposal...

Sessions shoots back at WSJ: ‘America is a country, not a spreadsheet’

WASHINGTON -- Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on immigration, is shooting back at criticism from the Wall...

Marsh: Alabamians are taxed enough, let them vote on gambling

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) held a press conference Tuesday with Birmingham's Democratic Mayor William Bell to officially...

First of Bentley’s tax proposal bills to be heard in committee Tuesday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Members of the State House's budget committee will hold hearings on two of Governor Bentley's tax hike proposals Tuesday, including an...

Clinton begrudgingly agrees to testify on Benghazi, lost emails

WASHINGTON -- After months of refusing, former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has reportedly agreed to testify before the Select...

Byrne rails against government propping up ‘green’ energy firms with taxpayer dollars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvJS5JYVaE (Above: Bradley Byrne addresses his amendment to cut the EERE Program) WASHINGTON -- Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) made an impassioned plea on the House floor...

Bentley: Gambling bill would turn Alabama into Vegas. ‘It is one of the worst bills I have ever seen.’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In a speech to the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Monday, Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) expressed his staunch opposition to gambling...

Alabama state auditor files lawsuit to stop use of public funds to campaign for tax increases

LOXLEY, Ala. -- Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R), announced in a press conference Monday morning that he is personally filing a lawsuit to...

Ben Carson is running for President: ‘I’m not politically correct. I’m not a politician.’

DETROIT, Michigan -- Ben Carson, the famed pediatric neurosurgeon who shot to stardom with a pointed speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in...

Byrne: Defense spending bill will ensure American soldiers get the resources they need

There is no function of Congress more important than “providing for the common defense” of our nation. When our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution,...

Sessions warns giant trade deal cedes power to Obama, threatens US economy

WASHINGTON -- Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is warning his colleagues and the American people about the dangers of approving the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA),...

Ala. senator pushes to expand local governments’ ability to compete with private Internet providers

OPELIKA, Ala. -- A Republican senator is proposing a bill that would allow Alabama cities to build out their own fiberoptic internet access, sparking...

Senate leader proposes patching AL’s budget hole by borrowing against future gambling revenue

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As lawmakers mull over different options to fill the $250+ million hole in Alabama's General Fund budget, the top Republican in...