Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:00:09 GMT
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
On the last night of the legislative session, Senators passed by voice vote a resolution asking Alabama's Insurance Board to treat them as they treat all active full-time state employees -paying nothing for single coverage health insurance and $180 a month for family coverage.
They were denied - a reasonable action by the Board, given some of the legal issues involved, and given that this would be granted to Senators and not House members .
Legislators no doubt will try again to achieve this health insurance subsidy, something other Southern state lawmakers get.
While doing so, they should also focus on the money they need to put into the trust funds voters approved this year to help pay obligations owed.
The current projected unfunded liability for retirees health care benefits for state employees and teachers is approaching $20 billion.
Perhaps if lawmakers were part of the system, they would have greater interest in fixing it.