Vivian Davis Figures

A parking lot lined with trees behind the current Statehouse. It is the proposed site of a replacement.

Legislature chooses committee to negotiate contract for new Alabama statehouse

BY: - July 18, 2023

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 […]

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Senate amendment to ethics commission bill could end whistleblower protections

BY: - April 27, 2023

The Alabama Senate Tuesday approved an bill that could end whistleblower protections for those filing complaints with the state’s Ethics Commission.  The legislation, sponsored by Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, would require that the commission, before prosecution or administrative resolution, provide the person who allegedly violated the law with exculpatory evidence. The bill passed 31-0. But prior […]