Latest Alabama state government News

Alabama objects to proposed congressional districts designed to boost Black representation

Sep. 29, 2023 18:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general’s office said Thursday that it opposes all three congressional maps proposed by a court-appointed special master as federal judges begin drawing new lines to create a second majority-Black district in the state or something close to it. ...

Cost of building a super-size Alabama prison rises to more than $1 billion

Sep. 28, 2023 10:05 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The cost of a new Alabama super-size prison now under construction rose to more than $1 billion, complicating the state's plans to build two of the behemoth facilities. The Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority approved a final price Tuesday of...

New Mexico trial begins over allegations that Democrats tried to dilute votes with redistricting map

Sep. 27, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Accusations that New Mexico's Democratic-led Legislature unfairly diluted the vote of a politically conservative oil-producing region with its redistricting map went to trial on Wednesday. The trial’s outcome is likely to have a big influence on which party...

Jan. 6 panel wants answers from GOP's Brooks, Biggs, Jackson

Sep. 27, 2023 11:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more House Republicans received requests Monday to voluntarily appear before the congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection and answer questions about their involvement in the effort to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss. The...

In a win for Black voters in redistricting case, Alabama to get new congressional lines

Sep. 27, 2023 00:13 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is headed to the first significant revamp of its congressional map in three decades after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the state's bid to keep using a plan with a single majority-Black district. The decision on Tuesday sets the stage for a new map...

Alabama lawmakers vote to move forward with construction of new Statehouse

Sep. 26, 2023 22:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday to move forward with the construction of a new Statehouse to replace their current space, which they said is plagued with mold and other problems despite a number of renovations in recent decades. The Alabama Legislative...

The Supreme Court will let Alabama's congressional map be redrawn to better represent Black voters

Sep. 26, 2023 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the drawing of a new Alabama congressional map with greater representation for Black voters to proceed. The new districts also could help Democrats trying to flip control of the House of Representatives. The justices, without...

Supreme Court allows work to proceed on a new Alabama congressional map with greater representation for Black voters

Sep. 26, 2023 09:52 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows work to proceed on a new Alabama congressional map with greater representation for Black voters.

Alabama inmate opposes being 'test subject' for new nitrogen execution method

Sep. 25, 2023 22:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate would be the test subject for the “experimental” execution method of nitrogen hypoxia, his lawyers argued, as they asked judges to deny the state’s request to carry out his death sentence using the new method. In a Friday court...

Court appointee proposes Alabama congressional districts to provide representation to Black voters

Sep. 25, 2023 22:01 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A court-appointed special master on Monday submitted three proposals for new congressional districts in Alabama as federal judges oversee the drawing of new lines to provide greater representation for Black voters. The three proposals all create a second...