Twitter Updates for 2012-06-29

Parts of the Medicaid expansion struck down by SCOTUS. Could save Alabama as much as $700 million/year starting in 2019. #alpolitics # Medicaid struck down on basis that states could lose all funding for the program if it didn't expand. #alpolitics # SCOTUS ruled that Congress can vote to expand healthcare services through Medicaid, but [...]

A Former First Lady Promotes “The New Cotton” in Alabama

Her husband no longer serves as an economic development booster as governor or lieutenant governor in Montgomery, but former first lady Marsha Folsom takes on the role as the promoter with a new agribusiness. The future for Alabama’s Black Belt Region? In a word, Marsha Folsom says… “bamboo.” “It’s the new cotton,” Folsom told me [...]

Alabama Legislature: Bentley, Budgets and Forever Wild

Committee work picks up today in Montgomery. This morning, AEA took the stance as the only group opposing Rep. Greg Canfield’s (R-Vestavia) “Rolling Reserve Budget” bill during a hearing. The state Department of Education backs the idea. This Huntsville Times editorial looks at the issue. Canfield and Jefferson county Democrat, Rep. Merika Coleman react to [...]

Luther Strange: BP Lawsuit “Strengthens Our Hand”

Attorney General Luther Strange says his court-appointed role as representative for the states at the table with private plaintiffs and the US in the BP oil spill case will be a “plus” for Alabama. Strange, who took office two weeks ago today, appeared this morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama. The Republican says he [...]

Twitter Updates for 2010-10-22

Town of Pike Road opened its Town Hall today. Mayor says the town was 350 people in 1997. Now it's more than 5000. Huge growth. # RSA Chief Dr. David Bronner says Amendment 3 is a bad idea for Alabama. Says it would not create jobs fast enough. ^MR # ARBA President Billy Norrell says [...]

Twitter Updates for 2010-08-31

Judge won't dismiss suit over Governor legal fees # $20 million verdict against former ABC agent # Hiring freeze, furloughs coming to Montgomery Co. employees # Alabama in last place for school funding #

Twitter Updates for 2010-08-27

Thursday Football Scores in Alabama # Debate held in Arab for gubernatorial candidates # AL cuts nearly $2.5M in funding for Phenix City schools # Alabama distribution of jobs bill money # Huntsville mayor says tough times mean tough economic choices # Moulton businesses approved for alcohol sales #

Twitter Updates for 2010-08-26

Ohio aviation firm to build plant in Alabama # First on WSFA 12 News: Tuskegee in hot water with IRS # Selma Council chambers erupts after calls for resignation # Commissioner wants investigation into sheriff's department # Huntsville City Schools consider system-wide uniforms #

Twitter Updates for 2010-08-25

D.A. orders illegal slot machines crushed # City of Auburn sets up website for live poll results # Alabama Supreme Court race gets heated over output # Gulley, May in runoff for Bessemer mayor # WBRC ELECTION RESULTS CENTER #

Twitter Updates for 2010-08-24

New poll shows Bentley with large lead over Sparks # Alabama hunting and fishing licenses go on sale # Alabama to begin energy-savings loans in Dec. # 120 rushed to hospital after S. Ala. ammonia leak # Regions Tradition announced as new golf championship at Shoal Creek #