Alabama Governor Signs Near-total Abortion Ban Into Law
05-15-2019

Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions
05-15-2019

The Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening to ban nearly all abortions. The state House had already overwhelmingly approved the legislation. It’s part of a broader anti-abortion strategy to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the right to abortion.

Woodfin Highlights “Moral Obligations” of Proposed 2020 Budget
05-14-2019

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin says his proposed FY 2020 operating budget represents a “fundamental shift” in how the city thinks about spending, with an increased focus on fulfilling his administration’s “moral obligations” — prioritizing city employees and neighborhood revitalization.

Alabama House Approves Near Total Abortion Ban
04-30-2019

The Alabama House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to outlaw almost all abortions in the state as conservatives took aim at the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

County Officials Field Questions About Sewer Rates From Hundreds of Jefferson County Residents
04-30-2019

The Jefferson County Commission held a town hall-style meeting Monday to discuss the county’s 2011 bankruptcy and its long-term effects.

Jones and Byrne Have Stacked Up Millions to Lead Fundraising in the US Senate Race
04-30-2019

Incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Bradley Byrne already have millions of dollars in their campaign accounts as the field begins to form for Alabama’s 2020 U.S. Senate race.

Birmingham Looks at Limiting Dollar Stores, Easing Restrictions on Other Food Vendors as Way to Battle Food Deserts
04-30-2019

A new ordinance proposed by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin looks to combat the city’s food deserts by loosening regulations on mobile grocers and farmers markets, while simultaneously limiting the spread of dollar stores in low-income neighborhoods.

Referendum on Renewing Property Tax for Birmingham Schools Possible, Up for Discussion Next Week
04-25-2019

Next week, Birmingham’s election commission will meet to discuss a potential citywide vote to renew a soon-to-expire ad valorem tax that provides Birmingham City Schools with approximately $27 million in yearly revenue.

Alabama Committee Advances Bill to Outlaw Abortion
04-18-2019

Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday advanced one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation, a measure that would make performing an abortion a felony with almost no exceptions.

PARCA Survey Says Alabamians Want Fewer Non-Violent Criminals in Prison, More Money for Education
04-11-2019

The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama in a new survey said Alabamians favor supervising non-violent criminals in the community and giving them more rehabilitation opportunities rather than sending them to prison.