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Labor: Online job postings increase 17.3%
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Labor: Online job postings increase 17.3%

Registered nurses and retail salespeople continued to be among the most sought employees in October, along with supervisors of retail sales workers, customer service representatives and software developers. A total of 16,126 ads were placed for those jobs in October.

Grand jury indicts Hooper on sex abuse charge
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Grand jury indicts Hooper on sex abuse charge

Hooper was arrested in August after an alleged incident at a downtown Montgomery restaurant. According to police records, Hooper was leaving Ravello Ristorante on Aug. 16 when he approached the woman behind the host stand.

Mark Crosswhite retiring from Alabama Power
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Mark Crosswhite retiring from Alabama Power

“It has been an honor working for a company that for more than a century has been dedicated to serving communities across Alabama,” he said. “As I approach my 60th birthday, though, I have come to realize it is time for me to spend more time with my family.”

Daniels to lead House Democrats in 2023
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Daniels to lead House Democrats in 2023

Caucus leadership was elected Monday. Daniels, a lawmaker since 2018, is Minority Leader. Rep. Barbara Drummond, D-Mobile, is Caucus Chair, Rep. Mary Moore, D-Birmingham, is Caucus Vice Chair and Rep. Kelvin Lawrence, D-Hayneville is Caucus Secretary and Creasurer.

Ivey memo signals government belt tightening
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Ivey memo signals government belt tightening

“As we turn our attention to the next four years, one of my top priorities will be to ensure that state government is even more accountable to the people of Alabama,” Ivey wrote in the memo obtained by Alabama Daily News.

Lawmakers’ pay dips a bit in 2023
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Lawmakers’ pay dips a bit in 2023

Republicans who pushed the constitutional amendment said it would save the state money and take politics out of their pay. If the state prospers, they get paid more; if it doesn’t, they don’t.

Alabamians approve reorganization of state constitution, amendments
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Alabamians approve reorganization of state constitution, amendments

Separately, all 10 of the statewide constitutional amendments on Tuesday’s ballot were approved. Those include giving judges more flexibility in denying bail to defendants charged in violent crimes and making it easier for municipalities to spend federal grant money on broadband internet infrastructure.