Category Archives: The States

Texas Attempts a Bathroom Bill Aimed at Transgender Students

Texas Set To Pass Transgender Bathroom Law

Texas Seeks to Triumph Where Others Have Failed. A transgender “bathroom bill” appears to be on track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A similar (broader) proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people use public restrooms according to

"Monkey Email" ignites controversy.

Alabama Lawmakers React to “Monkey Email”

The email, forwarded by colleague, is being perceived as racist. Black lawmakers in Alabama are outraged after a white collegue forwarded an email that was perceived as racist. Alabama State Rep. Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville) forwarded the email to colleagues at the state house. The contents

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns, Kay Ivey sworn in.

Alabama Governor Resigns

Rather than face impeachment, Robert Bentley has resigned. The now former Governor has also plead guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations. The charges arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide. Early this week, we reported on the brewing scandal, including the Alabama

Alabama Governor Under Fire

The Battle Goes On On Wednesday, the Alabama Ethics Commission found “probable cause” that Gov. Robert Bentley violated the state’s ethics and campaign finance laws. The decision comes more than a year after the first complaint was filed with nine hours of testimony and deliberations. The