Mobile News & Articles

On Friday, June 7th, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker announced that the Southern Rail Commission received a grant from the Federal Government for $33 million.  This grant will allow Amtrak to resume passenger rail service from New Orleans to Mobile for the first time since Hurricane…

Alabama State Senate

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session was one of the most controversial sessions in Alabama history so let’s look at what all was accomplished and what was left on the table this year. What Passed A lot of bills saw their way to the Governor’s desk…

Recently Via Airlines announced that they are suspending all commercial flight operations within the state of Alabama. This announcement was a part of a more significant decision by Via to pull out of commercial flight operations nationwide and focus solely on their charter flight operations. Via…

Those Bells you hear? They are tolls that will strangle the golden goose. Ok so I am mixing metaphors just a little bit, but it does illustrate my point. The proposed tolls by ALDOT on the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project and the…

Mobile Civic Center

Is releasing the names of the people on a secret committee on a Sunday night, that to this point remained under wraps, transparency? On the evening of May 12th, the Mobile mayor’s office released the names of the members on the committee that is advising and…

Alabama bill SB 244, sponsored by Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), which would have prevented any county or city in the state from banning plastic bags, has failed on a procedural vote, 17-13. The bill failed by one vote, needing 18 to pass. The bill faced opposition…

Alabama House of Representatives Chambers

The Alabama House has approved the Rebuild Alabama Act by a vote of 83-20. A breakdown of the bill can be found here, but essentially increases the Alabama gas and diesel tax by 10 cents. The House also approved HB 3, which approves borrowing money…

Jerry Carl

Jerry Carl who is currently the Mobile County Commission for District 3 has announced he will be running for the U.S. Congress District 1 seat that will be vacated by Bradley Byrne. Byrne recently announced his campaign to challenge Doug Jones for his Senate seat…

Hartselle Medical Center

13 Alabama Hospitals have closed down since 2010 due to lack of funding, leaving many without close access to emergency healthcare. Here are the 13 Hospitals that have closed down in Alabama and the reasons why they shut down. Randolph Medical Center – Closed 2011…

Alabama House Democratic Caucus

This month Alabama Democrats want to hear from you. The Alabama House Democratic Caucus will be hosting 5 Town Hall events across the state in preparation for the upcoming Alabama Legislative Session. The events are as follows. Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session On…