Alabama Government


Alabama State Government functions in a similar way to most state governments in the United States. It consists of an Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branch. Listed below are the offices of the Executive Branch.

The Executive Branch

Attorney General

The Attorney Generals Office provides legal representation for the State of Alabama and defends the State in all lawsuits. The Attorney Generals Office is also responsible for protecting the State's interest in the enforcement of State law.

Alabama State Treasury Department

The State Treasury Department is responsible for the management and administration of taxpayer money. According to the State of Alabama Website, their "Primary goal is to promote public confidence in the Treasury through prudent investment policies"

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries

Responsible for serving both farmers and consumers, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries helps to make sure that the food supply is safe and to assist family farmers in many aspects of their livelihood.

Executive Budget Office

As the name implies the Executive Budget Office prepares the Governor's budget and administrates and supervises the legislative appropriations. The Executive Budget Office is also responsible for estimating revenues and the drafting of budget appropriation bills.

Governor's Office

The Governor's office is responsible for the leadership, management and administration of Alabama State Government in general. The Governor signs legislation into law and also has the ability to veto bills that have passed through the legislature.

Public Service Commission

The State of Alabama Public Service Commission is a regulatory agency with many responsibilities. The department is divided into divisions that take responsibility for regulatory Consumer Information, Energy, Telecommunications and Transportation. They are also involved in the enforcement of regulatory actions and the legal matters associated with these actions.

Secretary of State

The Office of the Secretary has over 1,000 duties associated with their office. The main responsibility of the office is the management of public record documents.

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education regulates Kindergarten through 12th grade education, provides guidance on education training and licensure and also arbitrates educator misconduct and school territory disputes. The State Board of Education has board members that represent districts and they are responsible for exploring the educational concerns, emerging issues and best practices that will help students succeed locally and statewide.

State Auditor's Office

The State Auditor's Office provides accountability for the taxpayers and track disbursement of taxes and revenue collected and paid into the treasury. The State Auditor's Office provides the check and balance between the Comptroller's Office and the State Treasury.

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