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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...

Murphy: Bentley’s either incompetent or lying about budget shortfall revelation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Conservative talk radio host Matt Murphy says he has a hard time believing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was not aware during...

Bentley proposes massive $700 million tax hike: ‘We need the money’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gov. Robert Bentley told the audience at the Early Childhood Education Leadership Summit Thursday that he will propose a $700 million...

Byrne goes to war with red snapper regulators on behalf of Alabama fishermen

MOBILE, Ala. -- Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) announced plans Wednesday to introduce legislation that would roll back the regulations on the red snapper fishing...

Shelby: Executive amnesty must not be tolerated (opinion)

Over the past several weeks, Senate Democrats have blocked debate on the Department of Homeland Security funding bill that passed the House earlier...

Alabama lottery: No-brainer budget fix, or potential plague on society?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama State Representative and House minority leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) announced this week that he is again sponsoring legislation that would...

Alabama RNC committeeman has run-in with GOP leadership over net neutrality

Alabama businessman Paul Reynolds took his fight against big government regulations to the Republican National Convention last year, and ended up unexpectedly going toe-to-toe...