Comprehensive coverage of politics in Tuscaloosa, Northport, Tuscaloosa County and beyond.
Tuscaloosa Adopts $174 Million Budget, Suspends Annual Raises
The council also voted to suspend step raises for city employees, although police officers and firefighters may see their salaries increase next spring.
Northport City Council Adopts $37.5 Million 2022 Budget
The Northport City Council adopted its $37.5 million general fund budget Monday, which included large increases in funding of agencies like the Tuscaloosa Public Library and PARA.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Appoints New IPS Executive Director, CFO
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed Jarrod Milligan as the Executive Director of Public Infrastructure and Public Services. He also appointed Carly Standridge as the Chief Financial Officer.
Northport Approves $700K Land Purchase for Recreational Use
The $700,000 land acquisition could potentially become a community aquatic center and house tournaments for youth sports.
Tuscaloosa Commission OK's $3.3 Mil to Boost Water Infrastructure
The Tuscaloosa County Commission unanimously approved $3.3 million in water infrastructure improvements in northern Tuscaloosa County. The funds will be allocated to three water associations in rural parts of District 1.
New Elevate Projects Proposed in 2022 Tuscaloosa Budget
In Mayor Walt Maddox's FY 2022 budget presentation, he concentrated on the proposed upcoming projects made possible through Elevate Tuscaloosa funding. Here's a comprehensive list of what you missed.
Tuscaloosa Police and Firefighters Could See Major Pay Raises
One of the standout points in the Maddox's annual budget presentation involved what he deemed the new "elite" Police and Fire Pay Plan.
Big Sandy Elementary in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Issues Mask Mandate
A Tuscaloosa County elementary school has issued a temporary mask mandate after COVID-19 infection rates in two classrooms peaked at 30%.
City Council Approves COVID-19 Financial Incentive for Employees
The Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously approved a new financial incentive for City employees made available through federal funding in response to COVID-19 at their regular meeting Tuesday.
Former Tuscaloosa County CFO Announces Candidacy for AL House
Bill Lamb, former Tuscaloosa County CFO, announced Tuesday his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the District 62 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives