Lydia Nusbaum, WSFA 12 News

Lydia Nusbaum

WSFA 12 News

Montgomery, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Lydia:

Lowndes County has highest rate of COVID-19 cases, unemployment in Alabama

Lowndes County, southwest of Montgomery, has the highest rate of coronavirus cases and the highest unemployment rate in the state. → Read More

State health officer calls Memorial Day crowd pictures of Ala. beaches ‘terrible’

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris provided some democratic leaders with updates on the pandemic Thursday. → Read More

Secretary of State encourages absentee voting; Lawsuit claims there are barriers to vote during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has some people questioning whether it will be safe to go to the polls to vote. → Read More

Jeff Sessions challenges Tommy Tuberville to debates; Tuberville says no

Two very familiar faces are battling for the Republican nomination in Alabama's U.S. Senate race. → Read More

$250 million from CARES Act to help local governments

The state legislature approved $250 million in CARES Act dollars to reimburse local governments for coronavirus-related expenses. → Read More

Increases for mental health, pre-K in signed budgets amid pandemic

It was an unforeseen legislative session as lawmakers grappled with unexpected changes to the state’s two budgets. → Read More

Increases for mental health, pre-K in signed budgets amid pandemic

It was an unforeseen legislative session as lawmakers grappled with unexpected changes to the state’s two budgets. → Read More

Economist: Slow recovery expected as the country desires ‘new economy’

Dr. Keivan Deravi, the chief economist of Economics Research Services, said the country will move into a “new economy” where people look to more online services. → Read More

Using COVID-19 money for new State House should still be discussed, Ala. lawmaker says

Alabama leaders will determine how approximately $1.78 billion in CARES Act money should be used. However, the ideas for where that money could go are turning heads. → Read More

Florida man pleads guilty to prescription fraud in Alabama

Officials say a Florida man has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a prescription drug-billing scheme that fraudulently charged health insurers over $200 million. → Read More

Coronavirus task force members have different views on reopening

Members of the coronavirus task force are not all on the same page about businesses reopening Monday. → Read More

'Largest’ education budget in state’s history moves to governor’s desk

State lawmakers passed the $7.2 billion Education Trust Fund budget Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Alabama Senate approves Montgomery property tax referendum; moves to House

The bill would increase the ad valorem tax on all taxable property in Montgomery County except the town limits of Pike Road. → Read More

Ala. House passes education budget, now heads to Senate

The Alabama House passed the state’s education budget Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Lawmakers to only take up local bills, budgets; here’s what got cut

Lawmakers will not take up several coronavirus related bills this legislative session. → Read More

About 60 protesters 'demand’ reopening all businesses

This is the third protest in Montgomery from those who want the state to reopen immediately. → Read More

Nearly all Ala. House Democrats don’t show up to session for health, budget concerns

Rep. Rod Scott, D-Fairfield, was the only Democrat out of the 28 Democratic lawmakers who attended. → Read More

Veterans homes ‘OK’ on staff and PPE, commissioner says

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Kent Davis held a Facebook live town hall providing an update. → Read More

Restaurant owner: It’s ‘disappointing’ not to be included in ‘Safer at Home’ order

Some businesses had their hopes set high on reopening once the governor’s ‘stay at home’ order expired April 30th at 5 p.m. → Read More

Retail businesses prepare to reopen Thursday

As businesses prepare, a top priority for businesses includes proper sanitation practices. The order requires these businesses frequently wipe down surfaces. → Read More