Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say a cold front moving into Alabama likely will bring strong storms and the possibility of tornadoes. Forecasters say the main threats Wednesday are heavy rainfall, damaging winds and flooding, but isolated tornadoes are possible. Meteorologists in Mobile say strong southerly winds could generate a high risk of rip currents along area beaches. The system is expected spawn additional storms Thursday through Saturday.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state Senate committee has delayed action for one week on a bill that would tax and regulate electronic bingo gambling in nine Alabama counties. Committee Chairman Bobby Singleton of Greensboro said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery, is working on changes and didn't want the committee to vote Wednesday. Singleton said the committee plans to vote next Wednesday. A similar bill by Rep. Marcel Black of Tuscumbia won approval
Montgomery,Alabama – (AP) - Alabama legislators are set to debate proposed legislation that would remove the state's four percent sales tax from the purchase of groceries. The bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. John Knight of Montgomery is the first item scheduled for debate on the work agenda in the House for Tuesday. The bill is supported by Democrats in the House, the black caucus and advocacy groups for low income residents. The bill would replace the lost income by removing the current deduction for federal income taxes paid from some taxpayers.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A debate looms in the Alabama House this week over proposed legislation that would remove the state's 4 percent sales tax from food. Returning from spring break, lawmakers take up the controversial food tax bill Tuesday as the first order of business. Members will debate replacing the lost sales tax revenue by disallowing the deduction of federal income tax from state income tax. The vote likely will be close and probably will break along
Gulf Shores, Alabama – GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Gulf Shores have been told that government auditors want the city to return nearly $9.8 million used for cleanup after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has scrutinized city records for more than a year. On Thursday, Gulf Shores received official notice that the government's auditors have recommended that the Federal Emergency Management Agency seek repayment of $9.73 million paid to the city
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Mayor-elect Todd Strange takes the oath of office this afternoon. The swearing in ceremony will get underway at 3 o'clock at the Gateway Park Lodge. Strange won the seat after defeating five other candidates in the special election held back on March 11th. Strange replaces interim Mayor Charles Jinright who returns to his position with the Montgomery City Council.