Alabama Politics

State Auditor's Plan to Keep AL State Parks Open

Updated: 04/21/2015 - Alabama’s state parks are $11 million short and threatening to close 15 parks. But new State Auditor Jim Zeigler says park closures can be avoided with $13 million in savings in government operations.

VA Wait Times Worst in Alabama

Posted: 04/15/2015 - It’s been a year since top VA officials admitted there was gross incompetence throughout VA facilities, and a new report says not much has been done.

Shelby Introduces Legislation to Establish Flat Tax

Updated: 04/15/2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on the eve of Tax Day introduced S.929 to establish a flat tax. Since his first election to the Senate in 1986, Shelby has been an advocate of the flat tax, introducing similar legislation each Congress.
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Alabama Senate Passes Education Budget

Posted: 04/15/2015 - The Alabama Senate today passed the $5.9 billion Education Trust Fund budget, sending the proposal to the House for consideration.

Dems Say Lottery Answer to Budget Woes

Updated: 04/09/2015 - Democrats in the Alabama House of Representatives say the time has come for Alabama to consider legalized gambling as a revenue source.
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