Local Government with John Archibald

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John Archibald: Alabamian vs. American

Time is running out for state lawmakers to address Jefferson County’s financial mess. The county needs new revenues to stabilize the budget and bring it out of bankruptcy. Many have pinned their hopes on a new occupational tax, but that has to be authorized by the legislature and there are just days left in this legislative session.

John Archibald

Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

Birmingham Water Works Pension Loses Millions in Fraud Scheme

The Birmingham Water Works pension fund lost more than $4 million in what’s described as a “Ponzi-style” scheme. The scheme spans from New York financial types to an Indian tribe in South Dakota to the Cayman Islands.

Transcript Puts Indicted JeffCo District Attorney in a Tight Spot

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a transcript from the case that led to a perjury charge against Jefferson County’s suspended district attorney Charles Todd Henderson.

Alabama, the Second Amendment and Reason

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses how Alabama political culture treats guns which he says is not reasonable.

New Alabama Attorney General Brings Renewed Attention to Bentley Investigation

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses Alabama’s new attorney general and renewed efforts to investigate Governor Robert Bentley.

Complaints Around The Birmingham Water Works Board Intensify

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses anger at the Birmingham Water Works Board after billing issues left some customers with unusually high bills. Others were told their service would be cut.