Alabama Politics

Ivey remains just outside Top 10 on most popular governors list

Ivey had ranked as the nation’s third most popular governor for five quarters before tumbling out of the Top 10 during the second quarter of the year.

  Ala. Dems pass contradicting party bylaws

  DNC: Alabama Democratic Party needs to abide by new bylaws

  Rep. Terri Sewell talks hot topics at town hall

  ‘This is not the first time:’ Ala. resident hopes new law cuts down on litter

‘Damned if you do’: Alabama’s Jones in a bind on impeachment

Senator Doug Jones tours East Alabama

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  ALGOP calls on Sen. Jones to take impeachment stance, Jones says he’s undecided

  Fire department urges caution if you break into car to save child

Elections Center closed to the public for Tuesday’s mayoral runoff

  SDEC approves new bylaws

Democrats approve new bylaws amid internal feud

Jeff Sessions: ‘I still do support’ President Trump

Laws go into effect Tuesday at start of new fiscal year

Laws passed during the 2019 legislative session went into effect Tuesday.

Democrats call Oct. 5 meeting on party bylaws

The Alabama Democratic Party's governing board has called a Saturday meeting to vote on new party bylaws

Former state legislator Pete Turnham dies at 99

Former state legislator Pete Turnham who was for decades a force in the Alabama House of Representatives has died

  Second annual conference to stop infant mortality in Ala. meets

Alabama had the highest infant mortality rate in 2016 and hit the state’s lowest rate in 2017.

Some Democrats push for party meeting on bylaws

Former Alabama congressman Jack Edwards dies at 91

  Lawmakers try to pave way for self-driving vehicles

Jones won’t ‘rush to judgment’ on Trump

Alabama Rep. Rolanda Hollis arrested in Florida on domestic violence charge

  Ala. Dept. of Mental Health urging people to get help for substance use disorders

Alabama leaders react to Trump impeachment inquiry

Alabama leaders are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Former Alabama state senator pleads guilty to felony theft

An attorney and former Alabama legislator has been convicted on two felony counts, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office.

  More than half of Ala. school systems have opioid overdose reversal drug

The Alabama Department of Education is looking to put more opioid overdose reversal drugs called Naloxone in high schools across the state.

Governor taps state prosecutor to lead parole board

Assistant Attorney General Leigh Gwathney has been appointed to serve as chairwoman of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, Gov. Kay Ivey’s Office confirmed Monday.

  ‘God is good’: Ala. Gov. Ivey grateful for early cancer diagnosis, ready to fight

After speaking at a ceremony in Fort Rucker, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey answered questions about her health.

Alabama Democratic Party faces new election deadline

A DNC committee has set an Oct. 19 deadline for the Alabama Democratic Party to hold new internal elections

Gov. Ivey’s cancer treatment procedure ‘went well,’ her office says

The outpatient procedure, conducted at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, “went well and as planned,” Ivey’s spokeswoman said.

  ADPH looks at possible cuts to county health departments, health officer says

Harris said the department will need to make up $8 to $9 million dollars. He said it is his goal to “reduce a little bit everywhere and maintain a presence everywhere.”

  Millions in grants go to civil rights churches, schools

National Parks Service awarded $3.4 million in grants to help preserve ten civil rights projects in Alabama.

Baron Cohen asks judge to dismiss Moore lawsuit

Sacha Baron Cohen is asking a federal judge to dismiss Roy Moore's defamation lawsuit over a 2018 and television segment of "Who is America?"

  Alabama explores adding air conditioning to school buses

It can be a hot ride home on the school bus for many Alabama students because most buses do not have air conditioning, said State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey.

  'We thought it was cool’: Ala. resident wants to put vaping addiction behind her

What started out as “new” and “exciting” turned into an addiction 20-year-old Savannah West yearns to put behind her.

  Parole hearings to resume in November following victim notification oversight

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles announced Wednesday pardon and parole hearings will resume in November.

Ala. congressman tweets photo with ex-Gov. Bentley, Mason

Alabama U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-District 5, welcomed two familiar yet controversial faces to his Washington office Tuesday.

Ivanka Trump helps launch manufacturing workforce initiative in north Alabama

Ivanka Trump stopped by the Alabama Robotics Technology Center in Decatur Tuesday to help launch an initiative to help increase skilled technicians in Alabama and the rest of the country.

Worley: DNC chair trying to ‘beat Alabama into submission’

Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley says Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is trying to beat "Alabama into submission" in their ongoing feud

DNC: Alabama Democratic Party hasn’t met basic obligations

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee says the Alabama Democratic Party has "fallen far short" of basic obligations and has chronically underperformed in almost every aspect of operation

  Montgomery Election director counters Ala. Secretary of State’s election concerns

The Montgomery Election Center worked to set the record straight about what did and did not happen in the days leading up to election day and after the polls closed in the recent municipal election.

Former Alabama attorney general joins congressional race

Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King is joining the race for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.

  $21M in revenue cuts, layoffs expected by Ala. Dept. of Public Health

As a result of Medicaid’s new program, ADPH’s social work division will be dissolved.

  State will monitor Montgomery municipal runoff election

Secretary of State John Merrill announced Thursday election observers will monitor the election process during the upcoming Montgomery municipal runoff election.

  ‘Heavens no, I’m not going to resign’: Ivey reiterates after apology for blackface skit

Gov. Kay Ivey reiterated Tuesday she won’t resign after some state lawmakers and the Alabama NAACP asked her to step down for participating in a blackface skit when she was in college.

  Jones addresses Medicaid expansion, governor’s blackface

Jones discussed items ranging from the F-35 program to Medicaid expansion, and even the controversy surrounding Gov Ivey’s admission of using blackface.

Alabama governor doesn’t plan to resign over blackface skit

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she should not have worn blackface in a college skit decades ago, but she does not plan to resign over something that happened so long in the past

  ‘Rebuild’ signs identify which roads the new gas tax money will fix

Elmore County Chief Engineer Richie Beyer said the money was desperately needed for dozens of roads that ‘should have been fixed yesterday.’

  Ala. Education Dept: Schools vulnerable to cyber attacks

An attack can stop entire schools from functioning. For instance, the websites shut down, teachers can’t check grades and schools can’t sell lunches.

Kamala Harris gives rare endorsement in Montgomery mayoral race

Montgomery mayoral candidate Steven Reed is getting an endorsement from a national figure also looking to make history by winning a higher office.

  ‘Unwavering’ Gov. Kay Ivey has no plans to resign

Ivey’s press secretary said Friday the governor has no plans to resign and added her “commitment to the state is unchanged and unwavering.”

Rep. Brooks says Huntsville may not get Space Command HQ

Rep. Mo Brooks spoke about Huntsville's chances of being part of U.S. Space Command.

  Cities, counties to submit plans detailing how to use new gas tax money

It’s all part of the state legislature’s 'Rebuild Alabama’ plan where the money will go toward roads, bridges and the Port of Mobile.

Roy Moore tells Minn. congresswoman she ‘should go back to Somalia’

An Alabama political party and a controversial candidate vying again to become the state’s next U.S. senator are stepping into the fray over a controversial U.S. representative from Minnesota.

Judge weighs defamation claim against Roy Moore

Judge weighs defamation lawsuit against Moore

5 companies compete to build new Alabama prisons

Companies compete to build Alabama prisons as construction plan inches forward

Alabama Republican Party opposes appointed school board

The Alabama Republican Party is opposing a proposal to replace the state's elected school board with one appointed by the governor

DNC denies seats to Alabama Party leaders

DNC denies seats to Alabama Party leaders

  VIDEOS: Getting to know the Montgomery Mayoral Candidates

Montgomery voters will elect a new mayor on Aug. 27, after current Mayor Todd Strange announced he will not run for re-election.

Limestone County sheriff indicted on theft, ethics charges

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is facing 13 counts of theft and ethics charges. Blakely was arrested on Thursday and released on bond.

  Fusion Center works to reduce threats to Ala. schools

Alabama has a system in place to help schools know whether threats made against them are real or fake.

Worley could lose DNC credential after missed deadlines

Worley could lose DNC credential after missed

Lawmaker, advocates want yoga ban lifted in Alabama schools

Rep. Jeremy Gray says he’s pushing for a change and is encouraging the teaching of yoga in schools.

Absentee ballot application deadline is Thursday

The deadline to make an application for an absentee ballot for Montgomery’s mayoral election is Thursday.

Dalraida to get new park; County commissioner gives $75K to efforts

The city recently cleared the old Screws Armory on Atlanta Highway in Dalraida, making an empty area. There are now plans to create a green space for residents to enjoy.

  Alabama says ‘I don’t’ to issuing marriage licenses

Alabama will do away with marriages licenses beginning Aug. 29 after the state legislature passed legislation earlier this year.

  Ala. law aims to penalize people with fake service dogs

Federal law says you can’t ask someone what their disability is or require medical documentation for the dog or owner.

  Alabama’s youngest county commissioner attacked by family dog

Though smiling and giving a ‘thumbs up’, you could still see dried blood on his hands and legs.

Ainsworth opposes south Alabama toll proposal

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is expressing opposition to a proposed toll bridge in south Alabama. The Republican lieutenant governor posted a video Monday saying he is firmly against the project

Ex-Alabama gov accused in sex scandal opens new office

A former Alabama governor who resigned amid a sex scandal has now opened a new dermatology office

Deadline passes for new Democratic Party elections

A deadline has passed for the Alabama Democratic Party to elect new leaders

  Alabama offers grants to push 2020 census participation

Money for things like special education, health care, and roads are at stake, because those federal dollars are set based on data taken in the census.

Roy Moore defamation lawsuit against accusers is paused

A judge has paused a defamation suit filed by Roy Moore against women who accused him during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid of past misconduct

Alabama won’t release contract related to executions

The Alabama attorney general's office has refused to release a contract related to development of nitrogen gas as a possible execution method citing security concerns

  Martha Roby not closing door to future run at public office

She used the opportunity to thank voters for sending her to Congress, spoke of accomplishments, and of the challenges ahead.

  Study commission to legalize medical marijuana holds first meeting

The Medical Cannabis Study Commission met for the first time Tuesday to discuss the issue of medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana commission to hold first meeting

Alabama's medical marijuana commission is holding its first meeting

  Law tasks Ala. truckers with learning human trafficking signs

One sex trafficking victim says she supports a new state law that requires commercial driver’s license programs and junior colleges to provide human trafficking training.

Gov. Ivey to host ceremonial bill signing

Gov. Kay Ivey will host a ceremonial bill signing on Monday for legislation passed during the 2019 legislative session.

  Ala. looks to put stop to millions of school absences

There were around 6.5 million total absences in the 2018-19 school year throughout the state.

  Dozens of school districts want funds for security, report shows

“We have some schools that are new and that were built with that. Others are very old," Hollingsworth said.