Latest Alabama state government News

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Dec. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. December 7, 2021. Editorial: Anyone’s guess Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has done yeoman’s work at the helm of state, having ascended to the governor’s office behind scandal-ridden Robert Bentley’s shameful resignation and having won her first full term...

Prison commissioner stepping down from troubled department

Dec. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn is stepping down after six years leading the troubled system that faces a Justice Department lawsuit over prison conditions, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she is appointing...

Former Trump ambassador to run against Alabama governor

Dec. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama businesswoman who served as former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia on Tuesday became the third Republican candidate to announce a run against Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in the gubernatorial primary next year. Formally declaring her...

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Dec. 06, 2021 22:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who had been considered a safe incumbent as she seeks a second full-term in office, is drawing challengers in next year’s 2022 Republican primary with candidates gambling that they can capitalize on ties to former President Donald Trump or...

Proposed bill aimed at recruiting, retaining Ohio students

Dec. 06, 2021 12:18 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Graduates of any Ohio college, public or private, who take a full-time job in the state would be exempt from state income tax for up to three years, under legislation proposed Monday by a Republican lawmaker with an aim of recruiting and retaining Ohio college students. ...

Former Alabama school bookkeeper sentenced in theft

Dec. 02, 2021 16:48 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — A former bookkeeper who pleaded guilty to stealing from Troy's public schools avoided prison time but must pay nearly $27,000 in restitution, prosecutors said Thursday. Sherry Hassey Tucker, 53, of Ramer, also must spend two years on supervised...

Retired Alabama deputy killed in shooting recalled fondly

Dec. 02, 2021 13:39 PM EST

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — Madison “Skip” Nicholson retired from his job as a deputy with the Wilcox County Sheriff's Department a couple years ago, but he never really left. He was still around the office many days, partly because he was serving as a constable and serving legal documents in...

Former Alabama deputy pleads guilty to child porn charges

Dec. 01, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff's deputy indicted earlier this year on multiple child pornography charges has pleaded guilty and will serve one year in custody, prosecutors said Wednesday. Phillip Wayne Humphries, who was a patrol officer with the...

Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

Dec. 01, 2021 14:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recognized the state's first Black poet laureate, a creative writing teacher who delves into inequality and the difficulty of being Black in America, on Wednesday in the same building where Southern delegates voted to form the Confederacy 160...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Dec. 01, 2021 14:03 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. November 27, 2021. Editorial: New penitentiaries, same old hellholes Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report alleging constitutional violations in the Alabama prison system. DOJ cited overcrowding in the state’s...