Todd Strange: The future of Hyundai is Alabama – not Detroit

I was the Director of the Alabama Development Office when Hyundai was hired, I was Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission when the plant opened, and I served three terms as Mayor of Montgomery during many plant expansion projects. Through many visits to Hyundai and suppliers, and many visits to South Korea, I learned and […]

Ballot harvesting crackdown passes Alabama House

Lawmakers in Alabama have pushed a bill that would make it a crime for organizers and activists to accept payment for processing absentee ballot applications from non-family members. It would also be a crime for businesses or nonprofits to pay people to harvest ballots in Alabama. Governor Kay Ivey expressed support for the proposal in […]

Parents’ Right to Know: Classroom transparency law passes Alabama House

On Thursday, the Alabama House of Representatives voted with bipartisan support to require teachers to post their classroom curriculum online so parents can see what their children are learning and being presented with. passed the bill. The Parents' Right to Know bill is sponsored by Senate Pro Tempore Greg Reed (R-Jasper). The bill was passed […]

Sen. Britt secures more than $786 million for critical Alabama priorities

Sen. Katie Britt (R-Alabama), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined her colleagues on Friday to pass funding for military construction, veterans affairs, and related agencies in fiscal year 2024. transportation, housing and urban development, and related agencies. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies. commercial, judicial, scientific, and related institutions; […]

Alabama universities: New battleground in GOP’s anti-“woke” crusade

In an alarming recent development, Alabama's universities, along with those in other Republican-majority states, have become the latest battlegrounds in a right-wing campaign against so-called “woke” culture. The state's new legislative efforts aimed at reining in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts are not just an isolated incident, but a growing trend within the Republican […]

Hog Wild: Alabama puts down Razorbacks to clinch double-bye in SEC tournament

The Alabama Crimson Tide ended the regular season on a high with a thrilling 92-88 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks, clinching a double bye in the SEC Tournament. As has been the case many times this season, it wasn't a great start for the Tide, who trailed by 15 points with about six minutes left […]

Alabama Senate passes toned-down version of gambling legislation

On Thursday, the Alabama Senate passed a compromise gambling bill that is significantly different from the bill that passed the House last month. Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) passed the bill in the Senate. Mr Albritton insisted the public wanted the opportunity to vote on gambling legislation. “They want the opportunity to vote on it,” Albritton […]

Toyota Alabama engine plant sets new production record

Toyota Manufacturing Alabama Engine Plant in Huntsville has set a new facility record for most engines assembled in a single year, and that number is expected to grow. The company announced that the plant produced 770,000 engines in 2023 alone. At maximum production, this facility could produce as many as 900,000 pieces. “Toyota Alabama supplies […]