Alabama
6:26 pm
Tue February 1, 2005

Legislature Begins New Session

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Legislature began its 2005 regular session Tuesday. House Speaker Seth Hammett gaveled the House into session at noon. Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley called the Senate to order at the same time. The Legislature will be in session for the next three and a half months. A major hurdle will be finding money to fill an anticipated hole of up to 300 million dollars in the General Fund budget. The General Fund provides money for most non-education services, such as prisons, state troopers and Medicaid.

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Alabama
6:25 pm
Tue February 1, 2005

State House Gains Two Republicans

Montgomery, AL – There are two new members of the state House for this year's legislative session. Representative Jack Williams of Birmingham and Representative Nick Williams of McIntosh were sworn in by House Speaker Seth Hammett. Both are Republicans. Jack Williams is a former tax collector for Jefferson County. He will fill the seat vacated by the death of Representative Jack Hawkins. Nick Williams is an information technology specialist from Mobile County. He is filling the seat vacated by the death of Representative Jeff Dolbare.

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Alabama
6:24 pm
Tue February 1, 2005

Former CFO Testifies Scrushy Knew of Fraud

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Alabama
6:23 pm
Tue February 1, 2005

Rudolph Team Wants Some Evidence Tossed Out

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Alabama
9:11 am
Tue February 1, 2005

Habitat Founder, Alabama Native Fired

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Alabama
8:59 am
Tue February 1, 2005

U.S. Airways Losses Continue to Grow

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Alabama
8:56 am
Tue February 1, 2005

Montgomery Civil Rights Era Editor Dies at 79

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Alabama
6:17 pm
Mon January 31, 2005

Accountant Testifies Again in Scrushy Trial

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Alabama
6:17 pm
Mon January 31, 2005

Governor Will Give State of State Speech Tuesday

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Alabama
6:16 pm
Mon January 31, 2005

AP Survey Suggests Lawmakers Support Taxes

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