Alabama Economic News

Doug Jones and Jeff Sessions Condemn TVA’s Outsourcing of Jobs

By Dakota Layton on June 26, 2020

In early May, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) “announced plans to outsource 20 percent of its highly-skilled technology workforce to Capgemini, CGI, and Accenture — companies based in France, Canada, and Ireland respectively,” according to…

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AL Dems: Trump Using Naval Contract to Boost Re-Election Odds at Alabama’s Expense

By Dakota Layton on June 26, 2020

On Thursday, President Donald Trump toured a shipyard in Marinette, a city located in the battleground state of Wisconsin. In 2016, the President won the state of Wisconsin by

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Alabama Could See $1.4 Billion “Fiscal Shock” From COVID-19

By Brent Wilson on April 30, 2020

Moody’s Analytics estimates that Alabama would face a fiscal shock of $1.4 billion in a scenario where the COVID-19 pandemic caused a severe recession.

Moody’s Analytics, in an effort to try to provide policymakers and…

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Gov. Ivey: Safer-At-Home Order Will Go Into Effect on April 30th at 5 P.M.

By Dakota Layton on April 28, 2020

At a press conference on Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that the current Stay-At-Home order will expire on April 30th at 5 p.m.

“On April 30th, our current stay-at-home order will expire,”…

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Governor Kay Ivey and ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor held a Star ID Press Conference on the State Capitol steps Tuesday October 1, 2019 in Montgomery,  Ala. (Governor's Office/Hal Yeager)

Rep. Garrett: Ivey Will Announce Reopening Plans Tomorrow

By Dakota Layton on April 27, 2020

On Monday, Alabama State Rep. Danny Garrett tweeted that Governor Kay Ivey would an announcement tomorrow regarding her plans for reopening the state’s economy.

On a call w/ members of…

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Gov. Ivey Awards $9.5 Million in Grants to Expand Broadband Access

By Dakota Layton on April 1, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic becomes more devastating across the United States, students are continuing their academic studies online. Public schools and universities across the country have closed their campuses and fully transitioned to an online…

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Republican Lawmakers Criticize Governor Ivey’s Plan to Close Non-Essential Businesses

By Dakota Layton on March 28, 2020

On Friday, Governor Kay Ivey delivered an update to her State of Emergency declaration for the state of Alabama. Beginning at 5:00 on Saturday, all non-essential businesses in Alabama must close during the course…

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Kay Ivey Extends Tax Deadline In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on March 23, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced today that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer state…

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Kay Ivey Orders All Beaches Closed, Restaurants/Bars Take-Out Only

By Brent Wilson on March 19, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Statewide Through April 5…

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Gov. Ivey Confident Financial Institutions Can Weather Coronavirus

By Brent Wilson on March 17, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday in cooperation with the Superintendent of Banking Mike Hill emphasized measures taken by financial regulators to protect the financial system within the state. The Alabama Banking Department, which oversees…

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