Alabama’s new statehouse could cost $325 million, says RSA CEO
The head of the agency building Alabama’s new statehouse said Tuesday he expects the project to cost up to $325 million. Speaking at a meeting of the Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Control, Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO Bronner said that construction costs have been approved for up to $350 million, but he wants to […]
Alabama needs a new statehouse. Alabamians deserve to know its cost.
Alabamians have every right to be cynical about their state government. After all, there’s a long history of Montgomery politicians enriching themselves or enriching business allies while distracting voters with attacks on those least able to respond. It’s an old, ossified attitude. We live under a Jim Crow constitution passed in 1901. Georgia has had […]
Legislature chooses committee to negotiate contract for new Alabama statehouse
The Alabama Legislature Tuesday appointed a committee to negotiate the terms for building a new statehouse. The team, selected after some haggling Tuesday’s Legislative Council meeting, will include Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville, the chair of the council; Rep. Chris Pringle, R-Mobile, the council’s vice chair; House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville; Senate Majority Leader Bobby […]
Alabama pursuing nation’s first new statehouse in nearly five decades
Lawmakers have several priorities for a new statehouse. One is providing a place for elementary school students to safely get off their buses. Trips to Goat Hill are a regular event for fourth-graders in Alabama. But the buses taking them have to stop on South Union Street, a busy street running between the State Capitol […]